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M.I.A. Fights Back Against Fine For Flipping the Bird at the Superbowl

Wants Your Help to Tarnish the NFL

Sep 20, 2013 M.I.A. Bookmark and Share

Hey remember that time in February of 2012, when M.I.A. performed at the Super Bowl, and for reasons known only to her, decided to go all rebel on us and flip the bird? Yeah, so does the NFL.

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, M.I.A. and the NFL have been duking it out for over a year, with the NFL demanding that M.I.A. pay $1.5 million with a public apology for her the incident. >Now M.I.A.’s legal team is taking the fight to the streets. Says her lawyer, Howard King:

“Of course, the NFL’s claimed reputation for wholesomeness is hilarious in light of the weekly felonies committed by its stars, the bounties placed by coaches on opposing players, the homophobic and racist comments uttered by its players, the complete disregard for the health of players and the premature deaths that have resulted from same, and the raping of public entities ready to sacrifice public funds to attract teams… We encourage people to submit their examples of how the actions of the NFL, its stars, coaches, advertisers, broadcasters, team doctors and owners have damaged or destroyed any vestiges of any reputation for wholesomeness ever enjoyed by the NFL. These submissions, which we plan to use to bolster M.I.A’s defense, will help balance the playing field, as they very well could eliminate the burden of undertaking a formal survey of the history of unwholesome behavior, can be made to the M.I.A defense team by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The NFL’s response? Per their spokesperson, any money collected from M.I.A. will be donated to charity. So uh, there you have it. Play nice kids…

(Via: Hollywood Reporter)



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