The Virginia Perspective On Michael Vick
Posted by Matt on August 3, 2007
In a situation that can only be considered sheer coincidence, I recently spent my vacation in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area which is not too far from the Richmond area, home to the Michael Vick controversy. It was an interesting perspective to say the least and I probably couldn’t have picked a better (or worse, depending on which side you’re on) time to be watching local news in the greater Richmond area.
First, Michael Vick went on a local AM talk radio statement (which was in turn played on the local evening news) and issued a statement in which he said, to summarize, that he is thankful for the fans that continue to support him and that he is going to completely comply with the legal process in hopes of an acquittal that he feels he rightly deserves.
Secondly, the movement making waves right in the middle of my stay is not one you would expect in the least. A religious group, of which denomination is a moot point, came out publicly in support of Vick, stating that if Michael was a Caucasian quarterback, none of this would be an issue and people would not care or be taking notice.
I was surprised a religious group came out publicly one way or the other, especially in support of Vick in light of the charges against him. I am not going to delve in to the topic, or debate, of race issues in this case as that is a topic probably too controversial for even “The Nasty Boys;” however, I feel that this would be an astoundingly huge issue regardless of the race of the quarterback. By some people, animal cruelty is looked more poorly upon than murder in this country, regardless if that view is justifiable or not.
Interesting views from a different perspective than I might otherwise see here in the Midwest.
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