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Staying Classy:  Revisted


Broncos suck! Smoke weed and then go to a Batman movie,pssshhhhhh,hahahahahahaha. Drug addicts

Seriously. I was over at MHR when a Chiefs fan and longtime AP guy hops one with the above comment. Way to go, man, just brilliant! And yet some here on AP wonder why some on MHR get the idea that anyone from AP could possibly be trolls. I mean, honestly ... referring to a tragedy at which a dozen lives were lost, and dozens more injured in a theater shooting by a madman on a sports blog is below tasteless. (Feel free to disagree with me on this, but I'm guessing the vast majority of you will agree with my stance that it's classless at best)

A couple of years ago I tossed up a post about the subject, encouraging fellow Chiefs fans to be and remain classy at all times, gracious in both defeat as well as in victory. I strongly encourage all of you to do just that. Last year our team was a shambles, but we remained loyal and did our best to hold our heads up high. This year our team is on a wonderful roll, and we're justifiably proud, but there's a line that simply shouldn't be crossed. Sadly, I believe that line was crossed today with the above comment.

For those of you who think words have no effect, I urge you to think again. For those of you who dismiss the idea of style, class, taste, grace and a bit of dignity on a sports blog, again I urge you to reconsider. Apologies in advance for this not being a very long post, nor is it one laced with humor, pictures or statistics. Some of you will be dismissive and tell me to "get off your high horse, man!" and you have the right to do so. But I'll leave you with this: not one of us has an inherent "right" to be hurtful to others. Bringing up memories of what happened here in Denver that night is indeed just that, a very painful reminder of the many lives lost in a senseless tragedy. To bring that kind of insult online in such a dismissive and casual manner is, quite simply, wrong.

Excuse me while I jump off the soapbox and drop the mic ...

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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