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Wisconsin Senator Asked To Remove "Moss Moon" From Campaign Ad

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You know how Minnesota is a lot like Wisconsin, only with a significantly better. . .well, everything? Apparently the elected politicians from the wrong side of the river are aware of this as well.

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Senator Russ Feingold has been asked by the National Football League to remove a clip of Randy Moss' infamous mooning of the crowd at Lambeau Field during the 2005 NFC Playoffs from a campaign ad.

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The NFL clip shows Moss pretending to moon the crowd after catching a touchdown pass in a 2005 playoff game in Green Bay. He then dances briefly before accepting hugs from two teammates. The stunt drew a $10,000 fine.

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In the ad, Feingold said such stunts are called "excessive celebration," punishable by fines and 15-yard penalties, and are "exactly the kind of behaviour the corporate special interests and (Republican candidate) Ron Johnson are engaging in."

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Why on earth a guy trying to get elected in the state of Wisconsin would think that including a clip of Randy Moss "violating sacred ground" (or some such crap) in a campaign ad is a good idea is beyond my understanding, but hey. . .I'm not in politics.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.