Ferguson Protesters Active at Rams-Oakland Raiders Game


Nov 30, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Michael Brown shooting protesters march outside of the Edward Jones Dome during the NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It was expected that protesters of the verdict in the Ferguson murder case of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson would be at the St. Louis Rams’ home game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and that was the case as the Missouri political drama entered the football world after the NFL decided to hold the game in St. Louis after some debate of a potential relocation.

Protestors flooded the area before and after the game, making their voices heard with an added platform through the NFL after the news world turned their attentions to Missouri all week in the wake of the announcement that Darren Wilson would not go to trial for the killing of teenager Michael Brown.

Prominent protest organizer Derrick Robinson was arrested at the game on Sunday.

According to Twitter Robinson was released later on Sunday after being arrested at a demonstration outside of the game.

Regardless of your feelings towards the issue, it was inevitable that those who want their voices heard about their feelings of injustice in the area were going to use the NFL game as a platform for their political opinions. That is their right just as much as it is the right of politicians to air attack ads and campaign ads during every NFL game during election season. Some feel that politics have no place in sports, but on Sunday we were reminded that with the popularity of the NFL it is impossible for politics to not be intertwined with the league in moments like these.