Aug 10, 2018 8:57 AM - 1 week, 2 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes, 45 seconds ago
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, home of the Super Bowl champions who were told by President Trump to stay home rather than be honored by the White House, more fists were raised in protest.
Malcolm Jenkins who said he would boycott a trip to the White House regardless was one of those players. He was joined by defensive back De’Vante Bausby, and defensive end Chris Long who put his arm around Jenkins. Long did that much of last season, unable to commit to a protest but still wanting to draw attention to himself.
Malcolm Jenkins held his fist in the air in the during the national anthem. He had stopped last December. Chris Long had his arm around Jenkins.
Michael Bennett the team’s defensive end and a man who lied about experiencing police brutality and racial profiling when he ran out of a nightclub shooting in Las Vegas, sauntered out onto the field while the anthem played.
Malcolm Jenkins and De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem. Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the anthem and spent the anthem walking toward the bench. Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins’ shoulder.
President Trump blasted the players in a Friday morning tweet, insisting they “should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.”
The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love……
…..Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!
The league issued a statement about the preseason protests and in typical fashion waffled between putting their foot down and allowing the ‘inmates to run the asylum.’
“The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans,” the statement said. “While those discussions continue, the NFL has agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem.”
The NFL has made the problem infinitely worse – at first doing nothing about the kneeling, then creating a new policy, and eventually backing off if it.
In May, they instituted a new policy that essentially said if you’re on the field when the anthem is playing, you better stand.
Shortly thereafter, the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit saying standing for the anthem and respecting the flag “infringes” on their rights.
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