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Michael Vick's Deal with the New York Jets Upsets Woman, Who Attacks Wrong Team

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 the Philadelphia Eagles throws before the start of a game against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 25, 2014

Michael Vick is still a controversial figure in the NFL, and his move to the New York Jets last week has people talking about him again. 

Vick's past, which includes a 23-month jail sentence for dogfighting offences, clearly upset one woman, who took to Facebook to attack the franchise for hiring him.

The only trouble was she didn't get the New York Jets. In fact, she didn't even get an NFL team.

Instead, she found the Newcastle Jets—an Australian soccer team—and let them have a piece of her mind.

Facebook (via Backpage Football)

"How can you people live with yourselves after signing Michael Vic [sic] after what he did and is still doing to dogs," she asked. "Do you have any soul at all?"

It might have been easy for Newcastle to leave that one well alone, but they penned a courteous and considerate reply:

Hi Thelma,

I think you might have the wrong Jets. We're a professional soccer club based in Newcastle, Australia - not the New York Jets of the NFL who have just signed Michael Vick.

If you can put aside the awful dog fighting stuff (which I know is very difficult, but I guess in the eyes of the law he's served his time for that), I actually think he's a good addition to the Jets' roster. Sure, he doesn't have the same explosive speed he once did, but I think he gives them much needed experience in the QB position. Geno Smith will benefit from having around as well.

Thanks,

Newcastle Jets

[h/t Back Page Football]

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