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With trip to London in fall, Cardinals keeping an eye on UK terror attacks

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The Cardinals are scheduled to play the Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London on October 22, which has players on the team paying close attention to the recent acts of terrorism in the United Kingdom.

A bomb went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last month and there was another attack on and around London Bridge last Sunday that killed seven people. There were also attacks in London in March and safety Antoine Bethea said that his confidence that the league and British authorities will do everything possible to create a safe environment hasn’t erased all concern.

“I’ll be lying if I said I’m not worrying about it,” Bethea said, via “Things have been going [on] at some big-time events and things of that nature. But, at the end of the day, I’m pretty sure everybody, the league, they’re going to take as much precaution as they’re going to take to protect the team, the staff and even the family members that are traveling over there. You try not to focus on it too much, but being a human and just being real and just watching the news and seeing what’s going on, you can’t turn a naked eye to that.”

Coach Bruce Arians said he believes that changing “the way you think or what you do” gives a win to terrorists and said that the possibility of another attack is “not going to scare us off.” Players are adapting their plans as a result, however. Bethea said he hasn’t made a final decision about whether his family will come on the trip and quarterback Drew Stanton said his family has scrapped plans to come along.

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12 Responses to “With trip to London in fall, Cardinals keeping an eye on UK terror attacks”
  1. gsomatt says: Jun 7, 2017 10:11 AM

    UK needs to wake up and get with modern times. Arm ALL their police with hand guns and/or rifles so the public is safe.

    Batons aren’t even stopping knife attacks.

  2. xevious02 says: Jun 7, 2017 10:15 AM

    What a better target than an NFL team…..

  3. captainwhodat says: Jun 7, 2017 10:19 AM

    …just do away with the London and other foreign site games: problem solved…

  4. brendafortheboyz says: Jun 7, 2017 10:20 AM

    Frankly, I would not feel too comfy going to the UK right now! I pray the US does not have to endure what they have, going forward. However, with that being said, there are some snowflake judges, who should be feeling concerned about now!!! Hopefully, the SCOTUS will show more common sense… The football game would be a prime target!!

  5. iamkillerfin says: Jun 7, 2017 10:30 AM


  6. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jun 7, 2017 10:32 AM


  7. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jun 7, 2017 10:37 AM

    Americans will probably be banned from entering London (and everywhere else) by football season.

  8. factschecker says: Jun 7, 2017 11:04 AM

    You are much more likely to be murdered in the US than any European country. Who cares who murders you?
    Murder is murder.

  9. jonwill57 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    Wait, London doesn’t want Trump to visit…

  10. joetoronto says: Jun 7, 2017 11:41 AM

    Eventually even the most staunch liberals will see that Trump was right to defend the homeland.

  11. abninf says: Jun 7, 2017 12:27 PM

    Eh, no worries. It’s just the JV team doing all those attacks.

  12. turfczar57 says: Jun 7, 2017 5:07 PM

    Just end this outside the U.S. NFL crap. It’s wrong for the season ticket holders of the home team. This isn’t what they paid for.

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