I was reading a post on Instagram just now that revolted me. It appears that once again, in all their ‘wisdom’ – the NFL have effed up.
They have chosen to honor Michael Vick as a 2020 “Pro Bowl Legends Captain”
Some of you will remember, some won’t – but in 2007, Vick pled guilty for his involvement in a dogfighting ring and spent 21 months in federal prison.
Some may think he’s served his time and I’m all for that but not for forgetting.
His crimes were so heinous that I find it absolutely REPREHENSIBLE that he should EVER be honored in ANY way.
The NFL has a long and ignominious history of protecting abusers, both animal, child and domestic abusers. It’s disgusting. Honoring them is so far beyond acceptable I can’t even bear it.
There are two petitions regarding this and I’m including the links to both. If, as I suspect, you are as appalled as I am, please sign – as I have.
Animal Victory Petition
Below is an extract from The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption.
It’s deeply upsetting so be warned.
“And then there was one last body that stood out from the rest. It had signs of bruising on all four ankles and all along its side. Brownie had said that all the dogs that didn’t die from being hanged were drowned, except one.
As that dog lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn’t kill it. So [they] slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead.”