As if we haven’t already had enough problems with overpaid NFL players like Colin Kaepernick protesting at professional football games, now we have this.
Leave it to NFL Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett to take protests to another level as sickening as this. The Seattle Seahawks defensive end, joined Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, when he gave a Black Power salute during a recent matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, according to Independent Journal Review.
During the second quarter of the game, Bennett sacked white 49ers quarterback, Brian Hoyer — who took over the position after Kaepernick left — and celebrated by raising his right fist in the air.
We’re not the only ones who perceived his actions as being pro-Black Power, as All Black Media confirmed the move in a tweet.
Bennett recently reported that he was the victim of racial profiling by Las Vegas police, alleging that the officers held him to the ground and put a gun to his head, threatening to “blow (his) f*****g head off,” according to New York Daily News.
However, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Undersheriff Kevin McMahill remembered the incident a little differently, saying that officers were searching for a possible active shooter at the Cromwell casino when they located Bennett crouched down behind a gaming machine.
“Once Bennett was in the officer’s view, he quickly ran out the south door, jumped over a wall onto Flamingo Road East of Las Vegas Boulevard into traffic,” McMahill explained, according to CBS Sports.
The NFL player was handcuffed not because he was black, but because his actions in running from the police during an active shooter situation were understandably perceived as suspicious.
Even if Bennett had been racially profiled by the police officers, there are appropriate methods for justice that do not include encouraging violence — which is exactly what the “Black Power” movement was based on through the Black Panther Party.
Anyone — black or white — who promotes one race having “power” over another, particularly through violent measures, is a disgrace to this country and everything it stands for.
Of course, you probably aren’t aware that Michael Bennett’s brother is an activist and leader for the Seattle BLM. Before the NFL game, Bennett’s brother Reshaud Bennett led a Black Lives Matter rally with social justice activist Nikkita Oliver outside of CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
Michael told the Seattle Times he appreciated his brother’s support, saying: ‘It’s good to always have your family support you and also to have a lot of people in the city support me, it’s just a really good thing.’
It looks like the protest and black power symbolism runs a little farther in the family too. Martellus Bennett, who is another NFL player for the Green Bay Packers expressed his thoughts as well.
Saluting ‘black power’ whether it is after a sack of a white quarterback or while standing for the nation’s national anthem….is STILL inappropriate.
When will these overpaid NFL players realize, Americans are getting sick and tired of their BLM antics and protests. Enough already!
You want to play football? Play football! But keep your BLM antics and ‘black power’ protests out of the game or you will see NFL viewership suffer even lower numbers than they already are.
Sorry, but anyone who doesn’t stand for the national anthem is disrespecting the flag, our soldiers and our nation. If players don’t want to stand for the National Anthem, as Mike Ditka said, ‘they can get the H*ll out’.
Ditka also added,
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