Other Things Riley Cooper Will Fight (List Does Not Include Marcus Vick)

As you can imagine, news of Eagles receiver Riley Cooper’s threat to “fight every (n-word) here” at this summer’s Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia resulted in hilarity on the Internet, where the #RileyCooperWillFight hashtag trended for a bit on Wednesday. Some of the best entries:

Somebody who isn’t laughing? Kenny Chesney, who called up ESPN writer LZ Granderson to make sure everybody understands that he’s no fan of the racism Cooper expressed.

“I’m as shocked as anyone to see the video of Riley Cooper that’s started circulating on the internet. 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,” Chesney told Granderson.

“I don’t know everything about every player who comes to our shows. We invite the teams in the places where we play, and I’ve found the guys from the NFL are some of the most inspiring people I meet all year. They give back to their communities, work with children, hospitals and various charities, as well as raising awesome families.

“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 — no matter who they are. That’s how I was raised, and what someone else does or says doesn’t reflect who I am or what my fans stand for.”

Message received, Kenny. On the other hand, Mike Vick’s brother, Marcus, did his usual job of bringing order and peace to a chaotic situation:

“Riley Cooper, your a f_____ng b__ch boy!!! Racist piece of s__t,” Marcus Vick tweeted via his account @MVFive. “Hey I’m putting a bounty on Riley’s head. 1k to the first Free Safety or Strong safety that light his a__ up! Wake him up please….”

VIck later deleted the tweets, and followed with “Ok ok my girl is deleting my Twitter. You guys have fun. Enjoy & be safe I’m out.”

There’s no way Chip Kelly looks at that and doesn’t say to himself: “Mike Vick has GOT to be my starting QB!”