(CBS SF) – Green Bay Packers and former UC Berkeley quarterback Aaron Rodgers called out a fan who shouted an anti-Muslim remark before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
Rodgers criticized the fan when he was asked about the tribute after the game.
“I think it’s important to do things like that. We’re in a connected world. Six degrees of separation,” Rodgers said in his postgame news conference. “I must admit though I was very disappointed with whoever the fan was that made a comment that I thought was really inappropriate during the moment of silence. It’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that puts us in the position that we’re in today as a world.”READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
The quarterback did not elaborate on what he heard the fan say.
The university voiced its support for Rodgers’ comments in a tweet posted Monday afternoon. Rodgers played two seasons for the Golden Bears before being drafted by the Packers in 2005.
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Tim Fang is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco. A native of the Bay Area, follow him on Twitter @fangtj.