Michael Vick Protesters Camp Outside Steelers Training Camp on “National Dog Day” (Pics)

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I don’t know who decided that Wednesday was “National Dog Day.” All I know is that it really caught on on social media, which proved to be a bit of a PR problem for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Why? Because on Tuesday, the day before National Dog Day, the Steelers signed Michael Vick, the guy convicted of brutally killing a bunch of dogs.

Needless to say, dog-lovers did not appreciate the irony. So the Michael Vick protesters were out in force on Wednesday outside the Steelers training facility.

Well okay, “out in force” might be a bit of an overstatement. There were precisely five women holding signs:

Actually, one of the women in that photo isn’t holding a sign and may have been a reporter or something. In this photo there are only four of them:

On National Dog Day, protestors convened outside Steelers HQs over Vick signing. More coming at ESPN.com

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These four protesters sure were angry, though. Natalie Ahwesh, who says she is a Steelers season ticket holder, tried to explain her outrage.

“This move is embarrassing. It’s upsetting. I’m angry,” Ahwesh said. “I’m not going to be able to go to the games and have fun and watch with my family. The season is ruined for me as long as he’s on the team.”

Of course, the reaction to the Vick signing was much more extreme online. There is, for example, a change.org petition called “Say NO to Michael Vick on the Pittsburgh Steelers” that has over 18K signatures.

And then there are the angry tweets:

Of course, not everyone understood all the rage:

Food for thought.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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