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PETA Slams Joe Namath For His Super Bowl Fur

Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos, Super Bowl XLVIII

Leave it to PETA to work their way into chatter about the Super Bowl.

The company famous for it’s tirades about animals and those that wear and eat them has spoken out yet again, this time against Hall of Fame and former Jets QB Joe Namath.

You may recall Sunday night seeing Namath walking the sidelines at MetLife Stadium during Super Bowl XLVIII wearing a rather large (and that’s an understatement) fur coat.

A big no-no in the eyes of PETA, who had the following to say about it in today’s New York Post.

“The real embarrassment on Sunday was Joe Namath’s caveperson coat,” PETA said Tuesday night in a statement.

“No matter what he spent on that eyesore, the animals who were trapped, bludgeoned, electrocuted, or skinned alive for their fur paid a lot more — the ultimate price, in fact — and viewers across the country agree that it was too high a price, as demonstrated by the outpouring of anti-fur messages that hit Twitter the second that Namath’s coat hit the screen.”

The story goes that the the coat is worth $3000, and is coyote fur with Norwegian fox trim.

“PETA is asking Joe, who swore off fur when his wolf-skin bedspread horrified his fans decades ago, to donate the coat so that we can give it a proper burial,” the organization said.

Good luck with all that.

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