This Michael Vick Mural May Be A Bit Overboard
Total Pro Sports – Last night Michael Vick made his return to the NFL as he suited up for the Philadelphia Eagles in their preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fans at Lincoln Financial Field gave the backup quarterback a warm welcome, and even those who couldn’t make it out to the game found a way to greet him.
Vick has made it known that he is a changed man, but that was not depicted in this mural, which appears on the side of a Tire Shop on Allegheny Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Vick is shown choking a dog wearing a Dallas Cowboys’ jersey. I wonder if that dog got the jersey off the Eagles’ online store.
A pic of the mural appeared on Flickr and was titled “die puppies die”, which is intended to be a spin on the Eagles fight song “fly eagles fly”. We have seen murals which pay tribute to the greatness of athletes, but then there are also those that remind us of the darker side of sports.
Vick was impressive in his debut, going 4 for 4 for 19 yards in limited action, but there is still a long road ahead in this comeback, both on the field, and off it.
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