Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been in the news recently for his racial comments at a Kenny Chesney concert held at Lincoln Financial Field.
Some have began to stereotype Chesney and country music because of Riley’s comments and the singer wanted to give his side of the story.
“I’m as shocked as anyone to see the video of Riley Cooper that’s started circulating on the internet,” Chesney told ESPN.com’s LZ Granderson. “I don’t believe in discrimination in any form, and I think using language like that is not only unacceptable, it is hateful beyond words.
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“To judge an entire audience by one loud mouth isn’t fair … not to the NFL, not to the city of Philadelphia and that awesome crowd, not to my band and crew and certainly not to me, who believes music is about bringing people together for friendship and forgetting about the things in life that bring you down. The music I make is about living life, loving life and loving everybody.”
The Eagles have fined Riley a “substantial” amount of money but he will avoid missing any playing time.