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Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Posted on: March 10, 2011 3:25 pm
 
Twitter remarks from Seattle linebacker Aaron Curry regarding religion, and his subsequent reaction to fans who expressed displeasure with those comments, are sure to open a few eyes.

On his Twitter page @Seahawk59, Curry began quoting Bibilical verses. Nothing wrong with that, of course.

But apparently a significant number of Seahawks fans began objecting to his quotations. They told Curry they were going to unfollow him and some even Tweeted they were going to stop being Seattle fans if he kept quoting scripture.

To which Curry responded: "People tweeting me saying they gone unfollow me cuz of my GOD-filled verses! Newsflash: I rather have Christ than to have you follow me."

This is a fascinating situation.

What happens if a player's personal beliefs -- religious or otherwise -- irritate or anger a part of the fan base? Does Curry have the right to use his personal Twitter account anyway he wants even if what he writes might offend some fans and hurt ticket sales? Curry's backers say his belief in God is a good thing and his expression of those beliefs is his right. He did receive support for his posts from some fans.

Again, however, how much should Curry worry about offending Seahawks fans who buy tickets? One such fan contacted me via Twitter and said, "Do not thrust your religion down the throats of others when you make your living in the public eye."

Yes, this is interesting, and likely not the last we've heard from Curry or Seattle fans on this issue.

By the way, it's quite possible Seahawks players are the most active in sports on Twitter. Some of the recent posts by Seahawks players have been, well, interesting to say the least.
Category: NFL
Tags: Seahawks
 
Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

He would have been made a demigod if he was busted for smoking weed. C'mon Seattle, wake the f*** up!!!!!



Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Nobody is forcing them to read his tweets. The offended people just should unfollow him. It is his personal account. It strikes me that the offended people are just trying to impose their opinions on him. When my friends post too much political crap-from either side- on Facebook, I just unfriend them. Problem solved.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

If you don't follow a team because you don't like the players religion, you aren't a fan. You don't have to like or even respect these athletes personally. As long as they play hard and stay clear of the law and performance-enhancing drugs, all else matters little.

Quoting the bible? What's wrong with that? The hatred some ppl have towards religion is insane and just shows how intolerant they are. So often they accuse those same religious ppl of being intolerant. They're total hypocrites.



Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

If you don't want to support your team because a man has Christ in his life then that's on you.  Amen brother Curry!! Keep holding the Blood Stained banner I'm with you you can unfollow me I am on my way to Heaven I won't shed a tear!!




Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Listen. Religion or not. This is his personal account. On a public site. He can do whatever he wants, so long as it breaks no laws or rules or regulations. Fans don't like it? Don't follow him.



Since: Jun 26, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Good for Aaron Curry, a man that stands by what he believes. If Seahawks fans want to complain about something, complain about his lack of production from being picked #4 overall, not his religious beliefs. Give me a break.



Since: Jun 26, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

I'm a huge Seahwaks fan and I have to admit that this is pretty funny and probably very accurate.



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

Why is this even an issue? Maybe some should  read our Bill of Rights, you wont even  have to read alot; its in the First Amendment.  This is America if you had forgotten you know ... land of the free, home of the brave ...These Seahawk fans need to worry about a football seson that may not happen this year than a tweet by Curry



Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

This is not at all a fascinating situation.



Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Interesting comments from Seattle's Aaron Curry

I am neither Christian nor a Seahawks fan, but this is rediculous.  I mean, I guarantee that each and every fan can find at least one player on every team whose opinions clash with their own.  I bet I disagree with half the players on each team.  I do not understand how if I disagree with them on religion, or best breakfast food, or De Niro film, or whatever, how I cannot cheer like crazy when they make a play for my team. 

I mean, if Ted Bundy makes the game-changing play for my team in a big game, I'm cheering his name loud and hard.  And yes, I know he's dead, just roll with me for a second, lol.

My point is, if someone has to have the exact same views as every player (and presumably coach, staff member, owner, etc) to be a fan of any sports team, they should stick to one-man teams, like golf or tennis or something. 



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