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Rahm Emanuel forced to deny Nickelback fandom

There’s political hardball, and then there’s the accusation that Chicago math teacher Mike Konkoleski leveled against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the ongoing teachers’ strike.

A photo of Konkoleski’s protest sign at a Chicago march for striking teachers has gone viral, but reader be warned, the message was ugly. 

Its accusation? “Rahm Emanuel Likes Nickelback.”

The charge of allegiance to a quartet of foreign usurpers of American rock radio was so brazen that an Emanuel spokesperson was forced to officially deny it in an email to the Chicago publication RedEye. 

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Konkoleski, however isn’t backing down. His latest sign levels an equally incendiary slander:  “Rahm Emanuel Likes Creed.”

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