The Hypocrisy Of NFL Players

Colin Kaepernick first disrespected our flag, our National Anthem, our active duty military and veterans by claiming he was protesting police behavior against blacks and oppression of minorities in the United States.

This protest came from a multi-millionaire who was provided by the very flag, police and military he was protesting against. If Kaepernick was truly serious about protesting, why didn’t he protest against black on black homicides? There were almost 6,000 black on black homicides in 2015.

If Kaepernick was truly serious about protesting, why didn’t he protest against black abortions. According to the Census Bureau abortion ends the lives of more blacks than all other causes of death combined. Generations of black babies have been lost to abortion.

Kaepernick complained that showing pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color is wrong. So this multi-millionaire snowflake, who earned millions of dollars because of the opportunities America has provided, is taking a stand.

Miami Dolphin Jelani Jenkins said he wanted to create change, raise awareness.  He said, “I want to make it clear that there is no disrespect to the military or to police officers – I’m not about that. I love everyone.”  Then what is this disrespectful and insulting demonstration about?  Even the NFL players are not sure. They’re kneeling because other players are kneeling: non-thinking herd mentality.

So let’s be fair here. The NFL players have a Constitutional right to demonstrate as part of their First Amendment freedom of expression. I have a Constitutional right not to watch NFL games. I also have a Constitutional right to notify the sponsors of NFL games that as long as the NFL players are going to disrespect our flag, our country, our police, our military and our veterans, I will no long purchase their products. I have already started writing to the sponsors. I have already stopped watching NFL games.

The Kaepernick narrative is bogus. Police do not kill a disproportionate share of blacks. “. . . [A]n officer’s chance of getting killed by a black assailant is 18.5 times higher than the chance of an unarmed black getting killed by a cop.”

Now, the NFL is attacking President Trump. He did not start this controversy. The President is not the divisive party. Who started this controversy? The NFL players, particular Kaepernick, started this controversy. To attempt to blame the President is evidence of moral cowardice on the part of the NFL players.

For the first time in history our National Anthem has been politicized by multi-millionaire players, most of who never served their country. I served my country in two tours overseas in Korea and Vietnam. I am offended by their unpatriotic, un-American behavior. The NFL has lost another fan.

 

18 Comments on "The Hypocrisy Of NFL Players"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | September 28, 2017 at 1:33 am | Reply

    Nice article Richard, rest assured your not alone in your thoughts or your hurt and disgusted feelings.
    The NFL is dead, it’s dying as slow as it can, but it is dying day by day. The longer this meltdown goes unchecked the more irreparable long-term damage occurs.
    On a side note: the first amendment doesn’t safeguard one’s right to protest while on the clock. It clearly reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.
    Nowhere does that prohibit the employer from suppressing free speech unless your working for Congress.
    Again we see ignorant acts by allegedly collage educated athletes with a sub first grade understanding of what they want to believe Vs. what they really know.
    This is only disguised as a first amendment issue. It clearly is not one.
    If team owners want to salvage their financial futures, they need to develop some testicular fortitude as regain control over there employee’s.
    Like you I’m a vet, and I’m done with the NFL and I won’t be becoming back, at all.

    The Oracle

  2. ok.. but at this point I’m past what the ‘knee people think’ – I don’t care anymore. Have a nice game – for those that want to watch enjoy – for me ‘I won’t be watching – attending – buying an team materials etc. Don’t plan on supporting any of those who advertise on the games, which is a bit of a chore – gotta watch to know, be nice if someone published some list. But in the end, that NFL (NoFanLeague) just pooped on their own front door step. What a bunch of losers… and how sad for all those in the league that are not supporting this. These are men that have been to college, officer grade men, who can’t figure this out and don’t have the pair to tell their boss and fellow teammates this is bunk. Ok – whatever. See ya later.

  3. Any movement that is based on a lie is bogus. All of this revolves around Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Hands up, don’t shoot, right? It was proven that Brown didn’t have his hands up, tried to steal of the officers weapon, hit him in the face and was shot while he was assaulting the officer. He turned and started to walk away. The officer got out of the car, ordered him to stop and he turned and charged. Then he got shot and killed. But the black community won’t accept this fact. It has been proven correct time and time again. The BLM movement was started here, and they are a domestic terrorist organization. They only care about white cops shooting blacks. Yes, there are some issues with the police that need to be dealt with on a local case by case basis. Are blacks stopped more often than whites? Again, yes but this is a local issue, not a national issue. Hey you dumbass millionaires, start in the urban plantations and encourage schooling, honesty, family and a change of moral values for a change. Don’t embarrass yourself because your brothers are ignorant and only want to “get over.” Until this mentality changes, the urban plantations will continue to thrive and this BS will continue. Work locally and don’t make fools out of yourselves. Go into the community and be a role model, but noooooo lets protest. Yea, that will work, not…..

  4. Billy B has said it best, ” They have pooped on their front door step.” Now they have to drag that smell with them wherever they go. I quit watching any pro sports years ago. I sure hope the Wildcats didn’t step in it also.

  5. The NFL players do not have a Constitutional right to demonstrate while they are employees. What they do on their own time is their business. Freedom of speech ends when they put on the uniform and walk on the field.

  6. The NFL will learn the Hard Way. Fans have turned away from football , ticket sales are down, TV rating are spiraling down every week. NFL internet traffic is down too. Soon owners will not have the income to buy million dollar players that are too ignorant to know what they are causing on game day.

  7. Proving once again:
    Liberals/Progs have THREE Hallmarks–Fantasy ($15/hr will solve all economy woes), Hypocrisy (Capitol Punishment should be banned-But abortion should be free to everyone) and LIES. (Benghazi was caused by a video)

  8. Here it is, look it up for yourself.
    http://operations.nfl.com/the-rules/2017-nfl-rulebook/
    ARTICLE 8. PERSONAL MESSAGES
    Throughout the period on game-day that a player is visible to the stadium and television audience (including in pregame warm-ups, in the bench area, and during postgame interviews in the locker room or on the field), players are prohibited from wearing, displaying, or otherwise conveying personal messages either in writing or illustration, unless such message has been approved in advance by the League office. Items to celebrate anniversaries or memorable events, or to honor or commemorate individuals, such as helmet decals, and arm bands and jersey patches on players’ uniforms, are prohibited unless approved in advance by the League office. All such items approved by the League office, if any, must relate to team or League events or personages. The League will not grant permission for any club or player to wear, display, or otherwise convey messages, through helmet decals, arm bands, jersey patches, or other items affixed to game uniforms or equipment, which relate to political activities or causes, other non-football events, causes or campaigns, or charitable causes or campaigns. Further, any such approved items must be modest in size, tasteful, non-commercial, and non-controversial; must not be worn for more than one football season; and if approved for use by a specific team, must not be worn by players on other teams in the League.

  9. It is good to see that after taking the time to consider the issue of NFL players insulting our national anthem, the flag, the military (all symbols of America,) and even the fans themselves, most of those commenting realize that it is largely the fault and responsibility of the NFL organization , its owners and the media. The players have given different justifications for their actions but the real question is why the NFL has allowed this despicable behavior to continue for over a year, especially considering that a large number of the justifications given by various players have been proven faulty during this time. For example, the Ferguson Police Officer involved in the Michael Brown death and the six(?) officers in Baltimore tried for the death of Freddy Grey were all exonerated, to name just two of the higher profile incidents used to justify the anthem kneeling and other protests. Is the behavior of the NFL in this matter nothing more than reckless arrogance on their part or does it come down to a horrendous business decision? To be clear, from the beginning, those objecting to the insults were mostly Americans who identify themselves as political conservatives, a group the NFL high mucky mucks do not identify with (to put it mildly, even though many are fans) while the protesting players are the most important employees of the NFL owners, employees whose athletic performance is the main asset of their football games, paraphernalia sales and related businesses, and it behooves the NFL to keep them happy? Of course, the NFL will and MUST answer this question for themselves. Finally, should`t the NFL also now concern itself with how it will respond should a player “protest” in a manner even more outrageous than kneeling to insult our flag, a concern put forward by Hugh Hewitt a national political commentator and Browns fan? BTW, the latest squirming on the part of those attempting to excuse the players` and the NFL`s behavior, that kneeling is really just a sign of reverence, not only contradicts the protesters characterization of their actions but the rest of the world can see it for the lame brained, silly rationalization that it is.

  10. Here are some sponsors to inform of your displeasure; This guy is already pulling out of advertising,Alan Jones founder of “Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, and U.S. Money Shops” during NFL games for the rest of the season.
    Where there is one, more will follow and the NFL will be sore as a big toe blister!
    Wallets will be much lighter. All we are asking is “Play Ball” and protest someplace else. Know why they won’t? Because then the common people will join in and they don’t want to get dirty, let alone mugged! Truth be Told!
    So here’s your list, call,write, email them of your disappointment.
    Bose, Ford Nike and Anheuser Bush Barclays, Bridgestone, Campbell’s, Castrol, Dannon, DMI, Extreme Networks, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Marriott, Mars, Microsoft, Nationwide, News America, Papa John’s, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Quaker, USAA, Verizon and Visa.

    • Working Man Blues | September 29, 2017 at 2:50 am | Reply

      Aric
      Nice list. I have already emailed the NFL and it’s commissioner along with ESPN who is complicit in this matter. Now I have a good list of advertisers to start with emailing too. My family is multi generational military service men and women whom have served this country. Both in peacetime and in war. Enough is enough. No More NFL and their disrespect to our flag or our military.

  11. We should all be confident that if a McDonalds or Burger King, etc. employee stages a protest against the firms customers that he/she/it will be discipled/fired; right?

  12. naw, there are black veterans who support their actions too. Innocent people like philando castile, charles kinsey and jordan edwards did not deserve to be shot. To protest the injustice in this country makes them more american.

  13. Sam O'Shaughnessy | September 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm | Reply

    Look up the NFL OPERATIONS MANUAL.
    Go to section a62,63.
    It clearly states players must stand, face the flag,hold helmets in left hand and refrain from talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. The disrespect millionaire football player show to our national flag and anthem just cinches my lack of interest in this mind-damaging (literally) sport.

  15. The Packers & The Bears – and the Packers want the fans to join them – FO gents – ain’t gonna happen. I’m a Packer fan – with Packer ties to the family – with relatives in the Packer Hall of Fame; with some Green & Yellow blood in my arteries.. there lot’s more but it doesn’t matter. I didn’t watch, this the ‘game’ if your a Bear or Cheese head. I suppose I’ll run into high lights or news at some point as to what happen. Such a waste. The old guys from the league are probably turning over in their graves at this run of events. They say the ‘end times’ are going to be tough – guess this is a simple sample of even the little nice things are going to be different. God Bless America… Buckle up – this is going to get to being a rough ride.

  16. I am trying to think of what snowflake group and what freaking case they will come up next? Let’s just give everyone free ‘Depends’ and get this over with.

  17. I told Direct TV to remove all channels from my service that involve the NFL. I’m only one person, but I’m certain I’m not the only one who feels that way toward the NFL losers. If direct TV keeps losing money on the NFL they will stop paying big money for the rights to show the games.

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