It seems that many folks out in the state of Nevada were not too pleased to discover that Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback and convicted dog-killing felon, was scheduled to make a guest appearance at Findlay Toyota in the town of Henderson.
Findlay Toyota’s Facebook page exploded with angry responses from the local community and potential customers on Friday when the dealership announced Vick’s appearance. Some of the more vociferous comments included threats of boycotts against the dealership and assault and battery against Vick himself.
Commenters on Findlay Toyota’s Facebook page called Vick a “dog killer” and threatened to beat him up. Others posted that they planned to boycott the car dealership for sponsoring Vick for promotional and charity events, including a May 29 youth football clinic at the Henderson International School.
In response, the dealership began deleting comments and ultimately shut down the page Friday night. Las Vegas Sun
Although some people came to Vick’s defense, proclaiming that the poor guy had served his time and paid for his ‘mistakes’, others took a very different tack.
To Findlay Toyota, we were supposed to come in tomorrow to haggle on the final price of our new Sequoia but we will no longer be making that appointment. I will call you in the morning to confirm we are no longer interested in dealing with your organization.