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Adrian Peterson “One Nation Under God” Tweets Spark Minor Controversy

Dec 11, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber- US PRESSWIRE

Adrian Peterson has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to share them. On Wednesday a trip to Whataburger got Adrian thinking about the state of America and how the nation has strayed away from the principles espoused in the Pledge of Allegiance, especially the part about us being “One Nation Under God.” That shows what a different guy Adrian is. Eating burgers usually only gives me indigestion.

Anyway, Adrian thought highly enough of his own musings to post them on Twitter, with plenty of exclamation points to indicate seriousness. And wouldn’t you know it? His tweets about the state of American Godliness sparked a controversy. Not a big controversy like when he said football players were slaves, but still.

Deadspin was kind enough to collect all Adrian’s tweets including the ones from later in the exchange when people started ragging on him for typing in public what polite people only think or say to their friends during drunken rants. My response? More power to Adrian for being willing and able to speak his mind. Cause that’s what America (and Twitter) are truly all about.

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