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This weekend, prior to the start of every NFL game, crowds and players at each stadium observed a moment of silence out of respect for the dead and injured in the Paris attacks. At Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, one fan used this time to offer unsolicited opinions about Islam, reportedly shouting "Muslims suck" during the moment of silence.

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Speaking after the game, Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers was asked about the interruption. Rodgers came down against the "prejudicial" language of the shouting fan.

https://twitter.com/MattJ_onNFL/status/666018087724912641

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I think it’s important to do things like [the moment of silence]. We’re a connected world, you know — six degrees of separation. I must admit, though, I was very disappointed with whoever the fan was who made a comment that I thought was really inappropriate, during the moment of silence. It’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that I think puts us in the position that we’re in today, as a world.

Rodgers' comments were widely praised on social media.

https://twitter.com/foxdickerson/status/666263463002525697

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So sick of all the political/religious talk these last couple days. It's draining. God bless #aaronrodgers for sticking up for what's right

— KS (@KSxxShanti) November 16, 2015

Even though Rodgers didn't play that well during the game Sunday, and his team lost, he provided a great example for how to act heroic off the field.

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