The heat is on and we knew it would only be time before the NFL and team owners would feel the ramifications of the boycott and require their employers to leave their politics off the time-clock.
Miami Dolphins players were forced by the team owner to stand before Sunday’s game when a military band played the national anthem.
Dolpnins Owner Stephen Ross, who was an advocate for players protesting in the past during the national anthem, changed his views on the issue. I wonder why?
Before the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Ross said: ‘Trump has made [standing for anthem]about patriotism. It’s so important if that’s what the country is looking at to look at [the protest]differently.’
No Ross, it has ALWAYS been about patriotism. It has always been about the flag and the national anthem you moron!
But at least, finally, maybe we will have the beginning of the end of this insanity. Players are welcome to protest all they want. What they have been doing is NOT a protest. It has been a 2 minute antic that is lazy and disrespectful. It has been on the employee time clock.
Ross asserted that the issue last year was raising awareness for equality and other subjects that did not involve patriotism.
‘Its a different dialogue today,’ he said. ‘Whenever you’re dealing with the flag, you’re dealing with something different. Trump has changed that whole paradigm of what protest is.
‘I think it’s incumbent upon the players today, because of how the public is looking at it, to stand and salute the flag.’
The team has had several players kneeling for all except one of their past 19 games going back to last season.
But three players did not join the team on the field during the anthem on Sunday.
Tight end Julius Thomas, safety Michael Thomas and wide receiver Kenny Stills remained off the field during the anthem before coming onto it once it ended.
I imagine, as the boycott has picked up steam in recent weeks, that many more owners will either publically, or privately, begin to do their best to stifle this situation. It really comes down to the dollar.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released this week shows that the league’s favorability has fallen from 30 percent on September 21 to a low of 17 percent only a week later. The drop of 13 points in a single week coincides with the mass protests seen across the league during Week 3 of the NFL season.
Advertisers are walking and fans are walking…and fast. These players are only hurting their own paycheck. Imagine if they had just had the common sense to keep their politics off the field. No one denies their right to protest. But they do not have the right to steal their employees venue to do so.
There is a major Veterans’ weekend NFL Football Boycott Planned. Click here for details.
We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for.
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