SJ - August 9, 2021
Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess stepped into controversy this weekend when he dropped an anti-Asian slur with an unfortunate gesture. He apologized and according to GM Brian Gutekunst that is good enough.
On Sunday Gutekunst addressed the situation. He told reporters that the comment was unacceptable and that the Packers have zero tolerance for racist language. He also told reporters that he didn't consider releasing Funchess.
From Packers News:
“Unfortunately there was a comment made by Devin Funchess (Saturday) night that was very unacceptable,” Gutekunst said, “and certainly doesn’t live up to the standards and values of the Green Bay Packers. We’ve addressed it with Devin. He knows it’s unacceptable. I do think he’s sincerely remorseful and will hopefully learn from this.
“Hopefully our team can learn from this, and we’ll move forward. I do want to say that’s something that is not condoned, and it certainly doesn’t live up to what we believe.”
It sounds like the Packers GM doesn't know what unacceptable and zero tolerance means. He's clearly accepting the comment and showing a little more than zero in tolerance. Hey but at least he said all the right things or something.