Larry Johnson Petition - Kansas City Chiefs RB Faces Fans Ire
By Josh Hart
Nov 5, 2009
Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson is a one-time Pro Bowl player for the NFL team that seemed to get several chances after multiple mistakes off the field. However, that was when Johnson gained yards for the Chiefs and scored TDs.
His skills have faded and the team is awful and with his latest incident where he used his Twitter account to use a gay slur and screamed the same at reporters, fans are fed up. Worse - Johnson is only 75 yards away from breaking the Chiefs all-time rushing record.
Die-hard fans are desperate to stop that and have started an online petition to have him cut, kept out of the team's Hall-of-Fame and generally they would like Johnson removed from the memory of Chiefs' fans.
Daily Stab notes, "After his anti-gay slur scandal last week (2 within 24 hours) and getting a 2-week suspension, Chiefs fans want (Johnson) kicked off the team before he has the chance to make history.
Loyal Chiefs fans are passing around a petition, begging the team owner to deactivate Larry Johnson and keep him out of the Chiefs Hall of Fame forever."
The petition reads:
"We are asking you, as fans of this team, this organization, and of the pride that this city has in the Chiefs, please deactivate Larry Johnson. Please do not let his name sit atop the all-time rushing leaders in Kansas City Chiefs history. He has never represented anything close to the values that we have for our Chiefs and it would be another dagger to the fans that continue to support this proud franchise."
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