STL Cops Upset With Rams' Players Ferguson Salute
The St. Louis Police Officers Association has condemned the 'hands-up, don't shoot' pose made by several Rams players prior to Sunday's game.By Jay Strubberg | December 1, 2014
The St. Louis Police Officers Association has condemned the actions of several St. Louis Rams players who made the "hands-up, don't shoot" pose during team introductions prior to Sunday's football game — an apparent gesture showing support for Michael Brown and Ferguson protestors.
The SLPOA released a statement that reads, in part, "[We're] profoundly disappointed with the members of the St. Louis Rams football team who chose to ignore the mountains of evidence released from the St. Louis County Grand Jury this week and engage in a display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive and inflammatory."
The statement also demands the players involved be disciplined — that is, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt — and called on the Rams and the NFL to issue a public apology as well.