Minnesota Vikings Asst Coach Says Chris Kluwe's LGBT Activism Is "Getting Old"
Written by Instinct Staff |
Friday, 14 December 2012
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Professional football is nearing the end of the regular season, and with the Minnesota Vikings' record at 7 - 6, Assistant Coach Mike Priefer wants Chris Kluwe to lay off the LGBT activism and get back to punting.
Alluding to Chris's outspoken work for civil rights as a "distraction," Priefer wants the activist to think about nothing but football over the next few weeks.
Reports the Aurora Advocate:
The Vikings have generally stood behind their renaissance man, rarely getting in the way when he has tried to use his platform to raise awareness to issues away from the field. Kluwe became an important and high-profile advocate for gay marriage during the election. He's also addressed what he sees as a problem the NFL has with drunken driving in the wake of Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown's death and criticized voters for not putting a punter into the hall.
With the Vikings (7-6) trying to chase a playoff spot in the final three games of the season, Priefer thinks it's time for Kluwe to cool it with the activism and concentrate on his job.
"To me, it's getting old," Priefer said. "He's got to focus on punting and holding."
Do you think Chris should press pause on the activism to focus on getting into the playoffs? Or does he already have his priorities in order?