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Peter King uproar over ‘Lord of Flies’
reference in Drew Brees story

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Posted By: AltaD, 6/8/2020 4:48:55 PM

Sure, Drew Brees was on a (metaphorical) island. The rest of this comparison seems imperfect at best. A source close to Brees told NBC Sports’ Peter King that seeing the New Orleans Saints quarterback blasted from all corners of social media reminded him of the book “Lord of the Flies.” The comparison struck the wrong chord with some readers and King responded to feedback by removing the note. The longtime NFL reporter tweeted: “I am removing the reference to ‘Lord of the Flies’ upon hearing from so many who found it offensive. I apologize for using it. I understand why some are hurt by it.

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So who was hurt by this comment, British school boys?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/8/2020 4:55:40 PM (No. 437538)
Well, flies tend to be black, so you can see the sophomoric trigger.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: CDR 6/8/2020 5:20:56 PM (No. 437572)
Wimps abound
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JGalt 6/8/2020 5:24:26 PM (No. 437576)
It is so sad and pathetic to see how everyone is devolving into spineless, gutless worms. At the slightest whiff of having "triggered" a snowflake, they becoming groveling jellyfish. Grow a PAIR Pete!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Miceal 6/8/2020 5:53:54 PM (No. 437588)
It's OK. The NFL has been dead to me and mine for quite awhile now...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hammondb3 6/8/2020 6:24:20 PM (No. 437605)
Some people deserve to be offended over and over again. Here. Let me keep it going. Leftists are morons. They have the critical-thinking skills of sack of hammers. Their moral makeup is so confused, they will celebrate the killing of babies in the morning and then later that same day cry tears at a midnight vigil for a convicted mass murderer who is scheduled to be put to death. I am sick of them. Totally, completely, and fully sick of them. If you stare into the face of a liberal for a full minute, then quickly turn your gaze to a picture of Alfred E. Neuman on a Mad Magazine Cover, you will think for a second or two you are looking at Einstein.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: pearlyjo 6/8/2020 6:41:10 PM (No. 437612)
FTA: I apologize for using it. I understand why some are hurt by it. You should be. I’ll be more conscious about the full meaning of analogies. Thanks for keeping me honest. Umm, I've read the book, a couple of times, and I don't understand where this "hurt" is coming from. Perhaps he should explain it in another tweet. Or better, just stop talking, guy, you and your wife. If you were too afraid to stand by your two veteran grandfathers, you just need to be quiet, throw that ball, run around the field and score because that's what you do best.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimBob 6/8/2020 6:52:09 PM (No. 437620)
Remember a few years ago after Brett Favre changed teams from the so-called 'Saints' to the Minnesota Vikings? Remember that the 'Saints' and the Vikings played for the NFC Chanpionship? Especially remember that the 'Saints' set up, among the players, a $10,000 'bounty' for the player that injured Favre badly enough to put him out of the game? I remember. The same attitude lives among those players today. I would wager that, the truth be known, one of 'The Boyz' gave Brees 'The Word' that unless he grovelled sufficiently at the feet of Black Lives Matter, that some 300-lb black lineman would make sure that his next game in the National Felons League would be his LAST.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: kono 6/8/2020 10:06:55 PM (No. 437799)
If I find Peter King's facile reaction offensive, will he remove his note, too? (obviously no, because only what offends the Left matters. They decide who matters, and they've decided that only Leftist blacks matter now. Should we get in line for our turn? Yeah, right...
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