Fan Says Anti-Vick Shirt Was Barred

Published November 20, 2009

A Philadelphia Eagles’ fan said Tuesday that she was barred from Lincoln Financial Field before Sunday's game until she agreed to turn inside out a T-shirt critical of quarterback Michael Vick, Philly.com reports.

Kori Martin, 32, said she was wearing a T-shirt bearing the words "Losers fight pitbulls" on the front, with Vick's name and No. 7 crossed out. On the back, she said, were the words "You don't deserve a second chance."

Security guards stopped Martin and told her that she could not wear the shirt because it was offensive to players and that the policy came from top management, according to Philly.com.

After some discussion, she agreed to wear the shirt inside out and was allowed to enter the stadium.

Last night, Pamela Browner Crawley, the team's senior vice president of public affairs, said she knew of no specific policy banning such shirts.

"Not only has Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles organization supported a dog murderer by signing this convict," Martin said, "but now they want to take away my freedom of speech just because I don't agree with them?"

Written by BET.com Staff

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