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Russell Wilson takes moral high ground in response to Aaron Rodgers' God comments

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers caused something of a stir in the aftermath of his team's week two victory over the Seattle Seahawks when he appeared to mock rival QB Russell Wilson's religious beliefs.

In what has been seen as a subtle shot at the Seattle star's belief that God played a role in the Seahawks' 2014 playoff win over Green Bay, Rodgers claimed (tongue firmly in cheek) that God had become a Packers fans.


The comments irked Seahawks fans looking to stick up for their quarterback, but Wilson, responding today, appears to be taking the moral high ground with his response.


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"I think that, in terms of that comment in all that, you know everybody has a right to their own opinion," Wilson began via ProFootballTalk, before reaffirming his religious beliefs.

"I know for me, I'm just grateful that God has given me the opportunity to play the great game of football, I'm so grateful."


Whilst Wilson was keen to downplay any sort of friction between himself and the reigning NFL MVP, the 26-year-old couldn't resist a subtle dig of his own:

"I know one of the things that my parents always taught me is just to continue to reign humble in your victories and your losses.

"And I think that's just the thing that I'm grateful for, just to be able to play the game of football, and I love it. So, like I said, everybody [is entitled] to their own opinion."

Whichever opinion you agree with, there is no doubting which quarterback has had the better start to the 2015 season. 

Rodgers has helped the Packers to a perfect 2-0 start, including their 27-17 win over Seattle, whilst Wilson is yet to register a victory as the Seahawks' Super Bowl hangover continues into week three.

NFL fans: Do you agree with Wilson, and was Rodgers out of line with his comments? Have your say in the comments below...

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