Football season is almost upon us, and that means game-day parties and exciting action. But thanks to Kaepernick, numerous NFL players have followed in his footsteps and are protesting the National Anthem. Pre-season is already underway and we are already seeing the antics starting up. According to the Browns, numerous players on the team “took a stand against oppression and inequality in America.” What inequality are they facing making the kind of money they do? Fortunately, a Supreme Justice just dropped some hard truth on them that they won’t like one bit.
The National Anthem is supposed to stir some sense of national pride but to a large number of spoiled NFL players, it represents oppression. I guess they have never been to any third-world countries. Thanks to the NFL players who are admired by sports enthusiasts across the country, we are facing a bitter division. The whole problem started last year when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem. Fortunately, Kaepernick is out of a job this year, but that isn’t stopping other players.
Just the other day, The Cleveland Browns continued the disrespectful trend of kneeling for the National Anthem while they faced off against the New York Giants. Multiple players on the Browns’ team all knelt during the Anthem which raised frustration around the country including a Supreme Court Justice.
Here is more from Law Newz:
A few days ago a multi-racial group of Cleveland Browns players kneeled during the national anthem before a preseason game against the New York Giants. This marked the first time a white NFL player joined the protest popularized by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The occasion was tailor-made for the history books, but one Ohio Supreme Court justice used the opportunity to chime in on the side of conservative reaction and political correctness.
Justice William O’Neill unleashed a furious rant on his personal Facebook page, accusing the 12 knee-taking Browns players of being “draft dodging millionaires” who disrespected the veterans “who earned them the right to be on that field.” He wrote, “Unfortunately my season ended last night … Shame on you all.”
Forced conscription into the United States military was ended in 1973–so it’s hard to understand what the justice means here. In any event, none of the Browns players could feasibly be considered draft dodgers. As for their right to be there, it’s almost entirely a function of the players’ physical prowess and their First Amendment right to free association.
Linebacker Christian Kirksey, who led the prayer, said:
“We did it out of respect. No disrespect for anyone, we just felt like it was the right time and the need to do it.”
Tight-end Seth DeValve, the first white player to join the racial justice protest is married to an African-American woman. He said, “I myself will be raising children that don’t look like me, and I want to do my part as well to do everything I can to raise them in a better environment than we have right now. So I wanted to take the opportunity with my teammates during the anthem to pray for our country and also to draw attention to the fact that we have work to do.”
O’Neill himself served in Vietnam. And, his Facebook tirade noted, one of his parents served in World War II while one of his children served in the Iraq War.
As for the Browns, they won their game that night.
No matter what, the twisted leftists will defend the spoiled NFL players decision to the death, but the rest of us see it for what it is. It is just another attempt to cause more division in a country that needs to be brought together. These NFL players don’t experience anything negative. They are treated like heroes and admired by millions and not to mention, they make a pretty good sum of cash while simultaneously traveling across the country staying in fancy hotels. Our country may not be perfect, but it’s light years ahead of most other countries in the world.
Standing for the National Anthem is a sign of respect for all those who came before and died to defend our country. If these players want to make a difference there are better ways. Why not volunteer for an inner-city youth program or donate some of that cash to a worthy charity. The only thing that these spoiled players are doing is causing more division for our country, and that is exactly the opposite of what we need right now.