Fanatics want to kill Michael Vick.
Vick, the embattled Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, was forced to cancel his book signing tour this week because of mounting death threats.
His book is called “Finally Free,” but apparently some people still want Vick to pay for his previous mistakes.
The bigots won’t leave Vick alone. He paid his debt to society and now it’s time for the radicals to get over it and let Vick get on with his life.
But sadly, the hatred toward Vick has only gotten worse and is now beyond ugly. Here are some recent comments from the Barnes & Noble Facebook page:
“I would go there to slit your throat knowing how you treat animals.”
“hope your kids don’t fall in a pool with a battery.”
“I would snap your neck if I met you, your [sic] a piece of trash.”
In 2007, Vick was sentenced to two years in federal prison on felony dog fighting charges – a punishment I believed never fit the crime. In fact, it was a waste of taxpayer dollars to incarcerate Vick; the brother got a raw deal.
But since his release from prison in 2009, Vick, I believe, has turned his life around. He signed a lucrative contract with the Eagles and has played four seasons in the NFL since he’s been free. His coaches say Vick has an impeccable work ethic and he has emerged as a team leader in the locker room and a role model off the field.
Meanwhile, his publisher said there are too many bigoted people who may want to hurt Vick, which forced the cancellation of book signings at Barnes & Noble stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Atlanta.