Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wash. Legislator Calls Arizona A "Racist Wasteland" After His Football Team Lost

Posted By on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM

The Arizona Cardinals (that professional football team up in Phoenix that Tucsonans generally ignore, because it's Phoenix, bleugh) beat the Seattle Seahawks in what was a thrilling clash of the best defenses in professional football last Sunday.

Washington State legislator Joe Fitzgibbon was a bit peeved about the whole thing, as most football fans are prone to be after their favorite team loses to a rival:


Representative Fitzgibbon deleted the tweet and reissued another statement:


After getting flack from various news sites, the disgruntled Washington Representative issued an apology (to Arizona) on Facebook:

Now, you may fairly ask yourself why someone would feel it necessary to make that connection, let alone share them with people. Fair enough. As I was watching our quarterback get sacked—four times—I got aggravated. For some reason I got to thinking about how the NFL once moved the Superbowl out of Arizona when it refused to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which led to idle thoughts about SB 1070 and the failure this year of commonsense immigration reform at the national level. (Yeah, I’m really fun at parties.)

We accept your apology, Mr Fitzgibbon. But don't be afraid to speak your unfiltered mind and invite us to your next football party because we would love to continue this conversation in oversized NFL jerseys.

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