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Now that Michael Vick is a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a group of animal advocates are planning to hold a candlelight vigil “for the victims of Michael Vick” on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

According to the Facebook group “Candlelight Vigil for the Victims of Michael Vick,” the vigil is planned for 6 p.m. outside Heinz Field.

The group says they’ll gather near the Art Rooney statue at the south end of the stadium. An alternative location is on the sidewalk on the river side near the Mr. Rogers statue.

“Please be respectful. We are honoring the dogs, not looking for confrontation with Steelers fans or police officers who are there to control crowds,” the Facebook group says.

Vick returned to football in 2009 after serving 18 months in prison for helping run an interstate dogfighting ring.

In no way am I excusing what Michael Vick did, it’s just incredible to me that people STILL go so hard to condemn him.  Vick is one of the few people in the NFL that actually went to jail for his actions; he paid his debt to society and has since apologized numerous times.  There’s other guys in the NFL who’ve been accused of domestic violence, rape and even murder and people don’t go so hard against them.  The Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was accused of rape on more than one occasion.

Just a bit weird to me…

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source: WSBTV