As another National Football League (NFL) season nears a beginning, so again begins the employee’s of NFL Team Owner’s sideline theatrics. Kneeling during the National Anthem, disrespecting the United States Military, both active duty, retired, and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, and those that risk their lives domestically and abroad every day for our freedom, under the guise of “social injustice.” Yes, it is a guise. It is a farce. Created by a second (or third, forth, fifth) rate, benched football player to be able to be on T.V. again. Feeling oppressed in his multi-million dollar California mansion, along with the rest that felt the need to express their “grievances” at the expense of good, brave men and women. Make no mistake, every single player, owner and NFL employee up to the “commissioner” that participates and or condones the behavior without consequence, is a complete and udder coward. In every sense of the word.
Colin Kaepernick claims that his “pig” socks insulting Law Enforcement, and his disrespect for Military, both alive and dead, and all of those that have died protecting you and me, is for “social injustice.” However, he has been unable or unwilling to explain what he supposedly means by that. Perhaps it’s the oppression of having to party?
Mr. Kaepernick certainly lives an oppressive life, with so much partying he “must” do (just google it, there are hundreds if not more pictures of Kaepernick and his parties.) Or, perhaps his oppression comes from his house?
While you are out insulting Law Enforcement, and desecrating the men and women who have died protecting our rights, those same Law Enforcement officers do this:
Take a good look Roger Goodell, NFL owners (elites) and NFL “players” (egotistical elitists.) This is what courage looks like. It is using your body as a shield to protect the innocent. Not desecrating the American Flag. Not insulting Law Enforcement with socks. Its times like these pictures, that those that you insult and desecrate run into danger, while you run away and cower shakingly in a corner somewhere.
Frankly, I hope that Colin Kaepernick never plays again. Further, I hope that the NFL is left bankrupt unless they stand up to these employees, and stand for those that have died for our rights.– The Recreational writer | recreationalwriter.com
If Colin Kaepernick, or any of the other sheep that have “followed” him into complete irrelevance, were actually concerned about American’s being killed, why have they not spoken out about the violence in Chicago? If they were “brave Americans”, why are they not offering help to the victims in Chicago? Just last weekend, more than seventy (70) people where shot. 11 were killed. I guess since it is gang violence and not criminals being shot by Law Enforcement, then it is irrelevant to Kaepernick and his cult. As of August 10, there had been three-hundred forty-six (346) homicides in Chicago. How many times did Kaepernick, Goodell or any NFL team owner or player speak out against it? How many held rallies? Zero. None. Nada. None that I could locate.
This is your real chance to actually do something for society Kaepernick. And yet, you hide in your mansion(s) and choose to continue disrespecting and desecrating those that have died for your millions.
I am not here to turn a blind eye (as you and your cohorts have) to the problems that actually exist in America, but to solve those problems you must have courage enough to discuss them, not lazily sit on your knee to disrespect freedom. Kaepernick, nor any of those that imitate him, including Goodell, have any courage. They have found a cowardice way to be on television. Something that they were having issues with to begin with. Frankly, I hope that Colin Kaepernick never plays again. Further, I hope that the NFL is left bankrupt unless they stand up to these employees, and stand for those that have died for our rights.
Despite what the Rachel Maddow’s, Chris Hayes, Don Lemon, and Anderson Cooper’s of the world peddle, change does not begin with disrespecting the dead, it begins with actually doing something in your community. Obviously, Kaepernick is too busy with his parties to take action to make real, positive change. His only goal has been achieved, as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th rate football “player” he stays in the headlines. That’s all that he is concerned with.
I understand that yes, there is irony in my stance. However, regardless of how I feel about my fellow citizens, government, or even Kaepernick, I respect the people that have died to let me have freedom. I will never disrespect their honor, their heroism. I would never insult their surviving family, regardless even if veterans themselves are okay with it. That, to me, is common decency for the dead. It is respect for lives lost. Regardless of your (or Kaepernick’s fake) reason, it is disrespectful to the lives lost to be an ass during the National Anthem. There are plenty of outlets, online and offline, to air what you think is wrong. To do it during a televised “game” is solely to get on T.V.
Someone once made a comment criticizing someone else saying, “but you don’t stand for the National Anthem when watching sports at home!” That is a ludicrous argument. There is no expectation of that. The expectation is that if you are in the physical presence of the United States of America Flag, and the Anthem is playing, that you respect and salute the flag. I do every time when the Anthem is played and the Flag is present. At a public event, even if I cannot see the Flag, I stand and honor the Anthem.
It’s called respect.