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MFNS - Immediately following the NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks, the Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network shot off an angry letter to the Packers home office.
The letter, authored by Sharpton himself and translated by his staff, accused the entire Green Bay Coaching Staff of conspiracy and underhanded tactics to gain unfair advantage in the Championship Game:
"The almost total domination through most of the game of the all African-American Seahawk defense squad by Green Bay's mostly Caucasian offense we find unacceptable in this day and age of professional football.
The use of so many white players against the reigning Super Bowl Champions was a calculated move to embarrass people of color and the black community in general. We also see the blatant theft of 4 of Seattle's forward passes shows Green Bay's lack of respect of an African American quarterback....."Sharpton said the Green Bay organization should bring their team into line with the NFL standard of more African-American players and to assure their rightful player positions on the field, and also to assure against white privilege or an advantage over other teams. The complaint was also forwarded to the NFL Headquarters for review.
No word to whether protest marches are planned.