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In his 23 years on the D.C. Council, Ward 2 Councilmember and mayoral hopeful Jack Evans has cemented his reputation as the body’s most devoted sports booster. He’s always trying to lure the Pigskins back to the District, and he was the one of the first councilmembers to sign on with to the D.C. United stadium plan.
But now, pro-pro sports Evans is trying to put the kibosh on a game. Evans’ campaign sent out a press release yesterday saying that the 2015 Super Bowl should be moved out of its planned location in Arizona if the state passes an anti-gay discrimination law.
In the release, Evans sounds genuinely pained that the economy-boosting effects of the Big Game would be used for evil.
“Arizona doesn’t deserve that benefit if its leaders single out the LGBT community and their supporters by declaring they are not welcomed,” Evans says. “Furthermore, the law is cruel and because of it, they should not be awarded with any special events, conventions, or business recruitment opportunities.”
You hear that, Roger Goodell?
Photo by Darrow Montgomery