Michael Vick has moved on after his prison sentence for dog fighting, but the fans haven’t. The quarterback was scheduled to appear at an Atlanta Barnes and Noble this coming Saturday, but the event had to be canceled because of threats of violent death threats. The Barnes and Noble signings at New Jersey and Exton, Pennsylvania were also canceled. On Tuesday Phillymag shared some of the threats received and there isn't a nice message in the bunch.
“I would go there to slit your throat knowing how you treat animals.”
“Hope your kids don’t fall in a pool with a battery.”
“I would snap your neck if I met you, your [sic] a piece of trash.”
Concerned about the safety of the star along with the employees and property of the store, the decision to cancel was mutual as nobody wanted anyone hurt. While the police are looking into the threats, it appears the hatred towards the star hasn't dissipated over the years. The upcoming Michael Vick appearance at an Atlanta Barnes and Noble had multiple threats of violence towards Vick, his family, store employees and store property as people are outraged.
With a new book out, the star has several venues that will be hosting book signings, but it also has people still very upset that the star is free after his 19-month prison stint for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring and now owns a canine.