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Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Posted on: April 21, 2011 11:21 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Sometimes the hyperbole about the players or the owners or Roger Goodell goes just a little too far.

And solidifying that point for us is former Giants WR Amani Toomer, who compared Goodell to the Gestapo.

“I think the way Mr. Goodell has handled this, the way he’s kind of using his power, is like the kind of a Gestapo-type situation, controlling the players, not letting the judicial system do its work,” Toomer said Wednesday (via Pro Football Talk) . “It rubs a lot of players the wrong way, and that’s why you see a lot of players now lashing out at Mr. Goodell.”

Is it a ridiculous comparison? Yes. Does Toomer need to apologize for saying something to stupid and offensive? Yes. Will these comparisons to Nazis ever end? Hopefully.

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Comments

Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 11:10 am
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Wow, I love the way you put that! Thank you!



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:40 am
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

It never fails to amaze me when a comment(s) is made concerning the history of Jews, the  Jew community get into an uprise. When a Black american feels discriminated against by the system, it's playing the race card. There is nothing wrong with Amani Toomer using such language as "Gestapo" in refernce to Goodell or Adrian Peterson associating the process of the CBA negotiation as slavery. I find it hypopcrisy at its best when the criticism is turned back onto some of the same figures(whites and Jews) that created such an issue. It's like an unwritten rule that Jews or whites can't be criticized by black people. Stop whining and complaining about being called out, as if it can't be done. No race, at anytime history, has been more exploited or discriminated against than black people (By Jews and Whites). I get so tired of hearing the racsist description of black athletes as "thugs, selfish, athletic(not smart) and self-promoters". It never crosses your mind that we get so tired of those comparisons as if whites and Jews, don't do the same. Black people hear it and take it every day, and we just keep it moving. Try doing the same. Anyone has a right to his or her opinion with regard to how one feels concerning an issue. Honest dialogue is prohibited between the races for fear of being exposed as racsist. Deal with the real issues by being "Color-Blind".




Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:19 am
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Honestly, I would have never thought Toomber knew any words over 6 letters long and a German one at that.  Who said there is no such thing as miracles?



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:20 am
 

Slavery or Gestaop

Adrian Petersen----NFL is modern slavery!

Toomer:  Goodell is like the Gestapo!

the nfl players are using historical analogies to get more money---it may work!



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Goodell isn't a Nazi, he's an overpaid babysitter to immature millonaires who can't seem to control their behavior.  


dannybrubaker
Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: April 21, 2011 6:28 pm
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Since: Apr 3, 2011
Posted on: April 21, 2011 6:21 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Unless there a few million bodies laying around there shouldn't be any Nazi comparisons. However, I don't think it was meant to be taken literally. Didn't Seinfeld take some grief over his "Soup Nazi" bit? Equally inane, I'd say. Mr.Goodell isn't making friends anywhere, though and his manner is irritating to say the least. He's no Rozelle that's for sure and he may go down as the idiot who ruined the sport.



Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Why do these players open their mouths and make themselves look so dumb. It blows me away.



Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: April 21, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

yes dgraves im talking to you, you are a racist.



Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: April 21, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

your statements make you no better than any other racist


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