We are well aware that some of you want to be pissed off about this. That you equate sitting for the National Anthem as some form of disrespect toward people who fought in wars. But the reality is, those people who fought in wars wanted to protect, not a flag or an anthem, but a way of life. And part of that way of life is free speech. But those of you who are pissed off only enjoy the right of free speech when you or someone else says something that you believe in. You don’t like when someone else expresses an opinion or says or does something that personally offends you.
And that makes you a fucking hypocrite.
We’ve heard the “if you don’t like it, leave” bullshit.
I’ll tell those people what. No one is leaving. Do you know why no one is leaving?
Because one of the rights people have here is freedom. Freedom to protest. Freedom to express their opinions. Freedom to say what they want.
So the next person who says someone fought for a song or a flag, can go and fuck off. People fight for rights. They fight for country. They fight for a way of life.
Mostly, they fight so some other asshole doesn’t take away what they have. And what they have ain’t a flag or a goddam song.
But, if you want to be pissed, go right ahead. It’s your inalienable right.
See that? Rights.
The Green Bay Packers who sat for the National Anthem on Sunday were Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and Kevin King.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) September 24, 2017
Kendricks actually released a statement about his decision.
— Tony Cartagena (@TonyCartagena) September 25, 2017
We applaud individuals who stand up for themselves and what they believe in. Agree with it or not, this is the country we live in. And if you don’t like that, then maybe you should leave.
And let’s be honest. What would you hypocrites have done if Aaron Rodgers sat or kneeled for the National Anthem? Most of you would have thought it was okay. And the rest of you are just backwards hillbillies — you’d fit in just fine with Vikings fans. Maybe consider a change.
that’s your opinion, .used to like football. NOT NOW
Why is disrespecting human lives worse than “disreapecting” a flag?
Wow. Just WOW. If people peacefully expressing their right to free speech (or free movement) can make you not like football there is no way you could be a football fan. Surpised you did not stop liking football long ago when a slight breeze blew momentarily… or one blade of grass appeared to have a little more dew in the morning than did another one….
you’re a moron.
Laughing so hard at the backwater Nazi-hillbillies that are like “I’M NEVER WATCHING THIS TEAM AGAIN” all over Facebook. Good. Kill yourself while you’re at it. :)
Perhaps the people that kneel should be executed? At least that is what I have gathered from people online. At least the packers fans didn’t boo the players kneeling like the pats did.
They just do NOT get it . . . All of these cornball catch phrases that they also seem to suck up to as well. Like; “Make America Great Again”, “The best of the best”, “Fair and Balanced” . . . Fuck! it goes on and on. Fucking lemmings.
Feel better now Mordecai? You get all that manufactured angst out of your system?
You done trying to explain to the rest of us what sitting out the flag means to us simple minded hillbilly folk from Wisconsin?
Are you done trying to do our thinking for us?
Are you done trying to pretend you give a fuck about something other than the latest gossip blogs?
You are earning about as much respect right now as Martellus is doing in that picture, right along with his (proven) lying fuck face drama boy brother.
I just read your last paragraph, You are one seriously demented liberal asshole. If i didn’t think there was a 50/50 chance you are Monty writing under a different name, I’d recommend to others to e-mail in, to have you dismissed. If this is your way of increasing traffic in here, you might want to stick to tabloid writing and researching players girlfriends and wives.
I’ll go one further…..Even if this isn’t Monty, Monty must be the worlds biggest liberal cunt to allow a piece of shit like you to write articles disrespecting it’s readers. If i hurt your feelings with my free speech at all, go fuck yourself, ban me, and i’ll try real hard to give fuck.
God are you dense. Liberal smibral . . . even conservative 70 and 80 year olds are saying that there is nothing wrong with this. Just buffoons like you that have no memory for when this fucking BS started . . . it happened around 2009. The military and the Coast guard paid MILLIONS to have 14 motherfucking NFL teams stand at attention during the pregame. Before those years numb nuts? The fucking teams for the most part were in the god damned locker rooms and then came out after the Anthem. They certainly were NOT fucking standing at attention you fucking rube. So there! do you like my vernacular now? Do you understand it you god damned chain smoking basement dwelling fuck tard? You do NOT see the man behind the curtain. You are brainwashed and obtuse. You are the FROG IN THE TEPID WATER THAT IS GETTING READY TO BOIL. Grow up and get real and THINK FOR YOURSELF you fucking misanthrope. God are you an embarrassment. Btw, I am NOT even starting.
You can sit during the anthem & crap on the flag
& people can remember & associate you with crapping on the American flag too
people won’t forget
Like I said before – feel free to protest on your own time.
Oh, by the way, is anyone going to BUY any new NFL “Salute to Service” merchandise? Now tell me evactly how the actions of the NFL and NFLPA are helping to protect that part of “The Shield”?
The constitution protects free speech. Now that doesn’t necessarily protect you in terms of employment. Your employer does have the right to terminate you. However I have yet to see an instance where an owner has threatened to get rid of a player, so the “do it on your own time” thing is kind of a moot point. Their protest goes for what, 90 seconds? A fairly effect and non-violent 90 seconds I would say.
I wouldn’t say “…those of you who are pissed off only enjoy the right of free speech when you or someone else says something that you believe in.” It is probably someone saying something you happen to agree with, not necessarily believe in.
Maybe semantics, but from my experience, if I was to say “The president is a moron” there are those that will agree with me, and there will be some that say “Oh, he thinks the president is a moron, I believe this guy hates conservatives.” There were people on this very site several months ago doing that to me because I don’t like Scott Walker. It has nothing to do with his political affiliation, I personally think he is a smarmy little weasel.
All politicians are corrupt today and pandering to their party instead of representing the citizens of this country. Fortunately I live in a country where I have the right to express my opinion without fear of retaliation, at least this week. It isn’t perfect, but who has it better today? Tomorrow may be different.
And the Anthem protesters are not pandering to BLM?
And so what if they are? The whole basis of the movement is to bring awareness to the fact that there might be some bad police tactics taking place in minority neighborhoods.
Maybe in Feb – May, they should gather, unite and protest at the Police stations where injustices have actually incurred. Go the the source of your issue. But oh, i’m sorry, you’d have to do that on your own time, you probably have more important things to do, like, buy another home, go on vacation, party, pick up your new Ferrari.
What do you accomplish sitting out a National Anthem, what’s that going to do in your idealistic world? They say they are united, and want everyone united….knowing full dam well, they are pissing off at least half the Nation, probably more, they know that.
Protest the cops, don’t use the NFL, the National Anthem and the flag as your “Prop” to get attention.
My protest is with my wallet. Not going to buy any new NFL merchandise for a long damn time.
If enough of us do that, then “they” might have to drive a 2003 Subaru (like me) instead of a 2018 Ferrari.
Kaepernick and his buddies are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Do you guys understand that you have supported this shit until you were told not too? C. K. has given out nearly 700k so far for injustice and charity. Sounds and reads like sour grapes to me . . .
His pledge was for 1 million…Which is 1/2 of what he made simply for a roster bonus in 2016, after subtracting that, he still has over 42 million dollars left that he stole from the 49ers.
I’m sure there are plenty of NFL players that have given far more to charity, but did so quietly. They didn’t feel the need to call the media to cover it by taking pictures and video’s, like C. K. so he could have his, LOOK AT ME moment.
Ok then PF4l, how much “Big” money have you given? I could take a guess . . .
I don’t have BIG money, so i baked some BIG cookies and sent them to Texas. I have some left if you want a BIG cookie, would you like that Sparky?
Gort, I don’t think the Steelers, Seahawks and Titans as teams that skipped the anthem or the majority of players on the rest of the teams were/are pandering to BLM. It is more an act of solidarity and like the cool thing to do at present. Other than showing unity to throw a big “fuck you” at Trump this past weekend, I think anthem protesters don’t know what the true anthem protesters are protesting. It is said the NFL is a copycat league after all.
This most recent insanity started with C. K. wearing socks with pigs dressed as police officers. At about the same time BLM protesters were screaming “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon”. Sounds like he was pandering to BLM to me.
I know CK and the pig socks was the beginning. Sunday wasn’t that. I believe most in the nfl really don’t give a shit one way or the other.
Players have the right to sit. I have the right to not watch and I exercise that right.
I never thought I’d say this but I think Mordecai nailed it! People that put a symbol before the IDEALS and all of the citizens it represents are the real traitors. Their hate for their fellow citizens exercising their rights exposes them as patriotic frauds. Be sure to notice the underlying racism of those the maddest about not standing for a piece of cloth…”Martellus…and his lying fuck face brother.” There’s a patriot for ya!
So, if an individual reaches into a police cruiser and tries to wrestle a weapon away from a police officer and the police officer discharges the weapon into the individual, exactly why is the police officer at fault?
That is the BULLSHIT that the BLM supports, protests, and initiates riots over.
Yeah, there probably are some bad police officers, but I firmly believe that in 2017 there are far fewer bad police officers than in the past.
When are the protesters going to protest the “black on black” violence that plagues cities like Chicago.
There are bad people in every organization, including the NFL. Anyone remember when the Pouncey brothers were wearing the “Free Hernandez” hats? Are they taking a knee now, in the name of justice?
They won’t, just as they won’t protest little kids dying from stray gunfire from their own little criminals, or gunfire from hood rats that shoot holes in peoples houses killing innocent people inside. Or the 90 year old lady robbed and murdered for $8.
Somehow that shit gets a pass. Maybe because that’s how you get “Street Cred” YO!!
Or whatever the fuck that means.
God are you a racist fuck! Fuck you, you fuck
Someone needs a hug.
Not correct. Their employer can require them to stand.
Gort, I am a realist. If you are talking about Michael Brown, then yeah, from all the ballistic evidence, ect, that was most likely a case of justified self defense in the cop’s part. I think the situation is better than it was pre-civil rights, but think some issues still linger. The media probably hypes it up to be a bigger issue than it is. Some good has come out of the situation, more departments have their officers wear body cameras. Some of these athletes have tried to make a difference in these communities, I forgot how many college tuitions LeBron James paid for, but it was a significant number.
Just out of curiosity, how many urban black people do you know?
They have the right to kneel.
Everyone else has the right to call them assholes.
The only reason this is any sort of big deal is because people like you all give a flying fuck.
I feel sorry for people like Mordecai Jones. So much anger.
Perhaps you may reconsider replacing the word anger with the word frustration.
You fuckin’ hypocrite right-wingers; who’s the “snowflake” now? A man
kneels and you fall to pieces! Besides Francis Scott Key was a racist–
look it up.