Comment by king david on Palm Beach County Police Union Breaks Ties with Miami Dolphins Urges Fans to Boycott Their Games
I am a black American male. And what I see these NFL players doing just absolutely disgusts me. Disrespecting our national anthem and flag is not acceptable; for ANY reason. These guys are at WORK. And so they should not be allowed by the NFL to protest while at WORK. If a guy who works at McDonald’s starts protesting while he’s at work he will be fired. What makes these guys any different? Furthermore, the NFL’s allowing them to do this makes it seem as though the NFL approves of it and agrees with them. That could in turn cause the NFL to lose fans and revenue. Surely they know this, but it is evidently worth the losses and risk; which makes it seem even more so that they approve of this and agree with those players. And the children who see these people they look up to disrespect our flag and anthem? It is teaching them to do the same. And these guys do not have the right to adulterate the minds of our young Americans; not from a neutral platform especially.
Every one of em should be fired immediately. An example needs to be made out of these guys. Yes, they have the right to free speech and to protest; but not while at work. And somebody needs to inform these ignorant rich athletes that we can’t do without our flag, national Anthem, or President. But we can most certainly do without a bunch of guys running around a grass field in tight clothes passing a leather ball around. Somebody needs to tell these athletes that we can do without a bunch of guys shooting a round ball into a hole. I understand that these people are making a living off of playing games. But we’re not applauding, and nor do we appreciate them playing games with our Flag, anthem, President, or the peace of our nation. If a team owner can lose ownership of his team over racial slurs, so too should the owners of these teams lose that ownership over allowing these guys to disrespect our President, Flag, and anthem, and causing strife and division among the people by kneeling down during our Anthem. They should be fired. And the worst thing about what they’re doing is, how long it’s been allowed to go on. These guys wear helmets all the time so nobody really pays attention to or knows what they really look like. So they kneel down during our anthem with their helmets off, just to be seen. They’re disrespecting our flag and anthem and the people who died for it, just to be seen or noticed. It is against NFL rules to remove their helmets on the field. But that’s what most of the cameras are focused on. So they found a way to get the cameras to focus on them, over on the sidelines where they CAN remove their helmets, by disrespecting our Anthem. Just to be noticed. So for doing so they should be fired. They should not be allowed to make millions of dollars playing a game if they’re going to use their platform to protest against our flag, anthem, and nation.
American football used to be my favorite sport. But not anymore. I have not watched an NFL game in almost two years. And I will never watch another NFL game unless or until the NFL stands up for our flag, or anthem, and our nation. If the NFL, or any other sports league allows this to happen, then we as Americans should not support or allow the NFL or any of these sports leagues to exist. We do not need them more than we need our President, our flag, our anthem, and our peace. America? It is time to put an end to this practice. Simply because it is wrong in every way and right in none.