What They're Saying: Nelson Rodriguez

"Yeah, I'm not deaf. I heard a smattering of boos. But that's a very small minority of fans, and I don't care if they don't return. In fact, personally, if they are booing the message as opposed to booing the messenger, go find another team to support."

-- Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez on walking out on to the field at Toyota Field before Sunday's Fire-Red Bulls game and telling the crowd fans who chanted the infamous anti-gay Mexican soccer chant would be kicked out of the stadium. (Chicago Tribune)
3 comments about "What They're Saying: Nelson Rodriguez".
  1. Wooden Ships, August 4, 2016 at 9:11 a.m.

    Don't know Mr Rodriguez and didn't see the incident, but I applaud leaders for taking stands. Too many don't these days. If I decide to attend sporting events, with or without children, I don't need or want to hear ugly.

  2. Ginger Peeler, August 4, 2016 at 9:36 a.m.

    Kudos, Mr Rodriguez! I've always thought of MLS as a family venue. Our children don't need to hear crude slurs for all the goal kicks and such (I don't either). They'll learn it all soon enough at school from their peers. Now if we can just get the impassioned fans who shout the f-bomb and a few other choice words squared away. Thank you, again, Mr Rodriguez for trying to being those in the stands back to family friendly pronouncements.

  3. David Mont, August 8, 2016 at 10:47 p.m.

    All American: you forgot to add that almost half the country doesn't find Hillary offensive either.

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