What an NFL anthem-kneeler just said will infuriate every proud American

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Football has been a pastime for many millions of Americans.

But in recent years, it has been overcome with far-Left protests.

And what an NFL anthem-kneeler just said will infuriate every proud American.

Since the first time Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem during an NFL game, an anti-America movement formed.

Dozens of other football players began following suit, claiming they are doing it to protest racism in America.

But while they were doing that, many Americans were tuning out of NFL games, losing interest over a sport that is willing to allow players to disrespect their country.

Now, most players don’t kneel.

But Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid still does, and following a recent game he attacked rapper Jay-Z, who is partnering with the NFL, and stated that “we’re past kneeling,” and that they should take action instead of disrespect the flag.

Reid ranted against Jay-Z, stating that is “asinine” for him to “get paid” by the NFL to discourage players not to kneel.

The National Football Post reports:

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid kneeled in silent protest before a 27-14 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills on Friday night.

Afterward, he took another shot at the partnership between the NFL and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, who said during an introductory press conference this week “I think we’re past kneeling … I think it’s time for action.”

“For one, when has Jay-Z ever taken a knee to come out and tell us that we’re past kneeling?” said Reid, per ESPN. “Yes, he’s done a lot of great work, a lot of great social justice work. But for you to get paid to go into an NFL press conference and say that we’re past kneeling? Again, asinine. Players Coalition 2.0, he got paid to take the bullets that he’s taking now because we’re not having it.”

Reid, who joined the Panthers three weeks into the 2018 season, kneeled before every game last year, although no Panthers teammates joined him.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Reid’s reason for kneeling is to “protest racial inequality and social injustice in America.”

It seems the anthem kneeling trend is coming to an end.

But there are a few players like Reid who aren’t going to stop.

Do you think NFL team owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  2. I’m not a Christian, nor a member of any of the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), nor the Baha’i faith.

    I had a secular upbringing.

    My friend Greg , a gay Catholic, influenced by his older sister Claire, a born again Christian, used to preach to me in high school about the second coming of Jesus and the Rapture, and he first got me interested in religion and politics.

    As high school seniors, when I decided I felt uncomfortable going along with the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, Greg would say lightheartedly, “Salute the flag, commie!”

    I commented to Greg that nationalistic sayings like “God Bless America” exclude everyone else on the planet! It’s like saying, “God bless white people.”

    Does God love only some and not others?

    When I told Greg on one occasion that I would salute a United Nations flag, as more inclusive, Greg pointed out that not all nations on earth belong to the United Nations.

    “One Planet, One People…Please!” reads a Baha’i bumper sticker.

    Upon graduating from high school in 1981, however, I was slightly irked when one of the speakers referred to “Jesus Christ” during our graduation ceremonies.

    Greg understood my feelings in this regard (remember “do unto others…”?) , but said that as a Christian, he was glad the reference to God was included.

    In 2002, however, in the Newdow case, when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Greg and I both agreed the ruling, based on church-state separation, was correct!

    Senator Tom Daschle (D- South Dakota) called the decision “nuts”, and all the members of Congress made a public display of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with the words “under God” in protest.

    “Those hypocrites!” exclaimed Rose Evans, a pro-life Episcopalian, and editor and publisher of Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a “consistent-ethic” periodical on the religious left.

    Rose accepted written submissions from people of all faiths and those of no faith for her periodical, including atheists like Nat Hentoff and Jen Roth, Hindu spiritual masters like Eknath Eswaran and Buddhist spiritual masters like Thich Nat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.

    Rose felt Congress should address serious concerns.

  3. Beyond nationalistic fervor, what are the ideals the flag itself represents? Freedom of speech (which includes the freedom to burn the flag), freedom of the press, freedom of religion. I once asked Fouad (the half-Russian and half-Indonesian study partner of my friend Chris when Chris and I were roommates in college), about his impressions of America, as Fouad and his family defected from the former Soviet Union in 1979 while Fouad was still in high school.

    Fouad spoke glowingly about the wealth and standard of living in the United States, and not a word about the ideals and political freedoms upon which this country was founded: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, etc.

    “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.” — Jimmy Carter

    “I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.” — John Kerry

    Volitaire once said, “I might not like what you say, but I will defend your right to say it…”

    I’m a Hindu, not a Muslim, and of East Indian descent, but because of my complexion, I’ve been mistaken for being Lebanese, Iranian, Samoan — everything but East Indian.

    This was especially trying during 1979 – 81, when the Iranian hostage crisis was taking place. My brother and I were often mistaken for being Iranian, and had to face the anti-Iranian sentiments which were widespread among the American people at the time.

    The irony, of course, is that we had a secular education in the American public school system. My mom even commented at the time that Khomeini was taking Iran into the Middle Ages by mixing religion and politics.
    A few years later, in 1983, myself and a few friends whom I’d known since high school went from San Diego to Los Angeles, to visit my friend Greg at UCLA.

    We spent the weekend at Greg’s place in UCLA, and the subject of prejudice on the part of Americans came up as we talked politics.

    Greg took my side first, by bringing up the kind of hostility anyone even perceived to be “Iranian” was forced to endure during the hostage crisis.

    A friend of Greg’s at UCLA was sympathetic, but said the Iranian students protesting in this country were indirectly “asking for” trouble and were the ones who “provoked” the kind of response they received, by deliberately shouting anti-American slogans, etc.

    He compared it to wearing a swastika in a Jewish neighborhood.

    I could see his point, and although I agree that both flag-burning and Koran-burning have a right to exist under the First Amendment, engaging in these activities is only going to elicit a hostile response.

    If not here, then in other parts of the world!

    During the Cold War, in the McCarthy era, we inadvertently curtailed freedoms in this country in the name of national security. In so doing, we became more like (at least as far as privacy and civil liberties are concerned) the totalitarian states we were supposedly at odds with!

    As Glen Greenwald points out, radical Islam hates us because of our freedoms. Stifling dissent brings this country down to the level of the terrorist states we claim to oppose.

  4. Journalist Rob Boston writes in his 2003 book, Why the Religious Right is Wrong About Separation of Church and State:

    “Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in earthly allegiances. Their only duty, they say, is to God. They do not participate in secular government. They will not hold office or vote in elections. Also, they steadfastly refuse to recite oaths of any kind — including the Pledge of Allegiance — or salute the flag.

    “Saluting flags, they say, is a form of idolatry.

    “In 1940 the United States was on the brink of entering World War II, and a heightened sense of patriotism ran the the population. Many states had laws mandating the reciation of the Pledge of Allegiance and flag salute every day in public schools. Children of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who refused to participate in the exercises, were frequently expelled from school or otherwise punished.

    “Although their timing could not have been worse, the Witnesses took the pledge matter into federal court in the late 1930s. In 1940 the Supreme Court issued one of its wrst church-state opinions ever and held by an 8-1 vote that a Pennsylvania law requiring recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was constitutional…

    “The High Court’s ruling..was followed by an outbreak of violence against Jehovah’s Witnessess across the country…What followed is one of the darkest and most disgraceful periods in American church-state history.

    “In Richwood, Virginia, the chief of police rounded up a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses, forced them to drink castor oil and paraded them through the streets before running them out of town. In Jackson,, Mississippi, members of a local veteran’s organization attacked a trailer park where many Witnesses were known to live and drove several from their homes.

    “The list gets worse: A Witness in Nebraska was lured away from his house and castrated by a mob. In Rockville, Maryland, local police assisted a marauding crowd that attacked a Witness church (called a Kingdom Hall) to break up a church meeting. In Kennebunk, Maine, an unruly mob charged the local Kingdom Hall and set it on fire, burning it to the ground…

    “By 1943 the Supreme Court had realized its mistake… The High Court accepted a new case dealing with mandatory flag salutes in public schools…and issued a decision strongly upholding relgious freedom…

    “Sadly, many Americans apparently do not agree with that reasoning. During the 1988 presidential race, George Bush attacked Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis because Dukakis, as governor of Massachusetts, had in 1977 vetoed a bill requiring recitation of the Pledge in the state’s public schools. Dukakis, pointing to the Barnette ruling, noted that the measure was clearly unconstitutional.

    “In the resulting furor, Bush accused Dukakis of being opposed to the Pledge, and one opinion poll showed a majority of Americans favoring mandatory recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, even if some religious groups or individuals object.

    “Similarly, a number of states passed or tried to pass laws mandating recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance after the horrific terrorist attack of September11, 2001. In Minnesota, Govenor Jesse Ventura was criticized for vetoing one of those bills. Defending his action, Ventura pointed out that the law was clearly unconstitutional.”

  5. YES FIRE THEM ALL. They hide behind the flag and service men for their protection while they are making insane money. GET RID OF THEM

  6. You have a right to your beliefs, everyone does but keeling before an American Flag, does not equate to me, for racism. I think that’s just BS along with NIKKI Sneakers with the Betties Ross Flag sonominous to slavery.
    These people are grasping at straws and I/We are sick of it. Do you think YOU are the only race that has had oppression? Do you see any other race crying and using a card? No, of course not. Cry babies!

  7. Intensive citizen education and social pressure from educated leaders will ultimately win this conflict. The current protest movement is founded on quicksand. Its leaders are self-serving ignoramuses. The complete story of democracy as a guarantor of civil rights, and of free enterprise as a route to wealth, can be told in
    increments and illustrated with actual cases. Patriots have instead fostered a right wing culture of shouting that is no deeper than brainless left wing pronouncements. The victory here is not ideological. It is the rational realization that democracy guarantees civil rights, and free enterprise provides opportunities for wealth to those who seek it.

  8. infuriate
    WELL LETS INFURIATE THAT SMART ASS POS
    SUSPEND HIS ASS FOR A FIEW YEARS WITHOUT !!!!!
    PAY
    OR KICK HIS ASS OUT OF FOOTBALL PERMANATLY
    & WHEN HE STARTS LOOSING EVERYHING & LOOSING HIS ASS
    THEN LETS SEE WHO IS
    FUKING INFURIATED
    l’LL BET HIS SMART ASS !!!!! WILL BE THE ONE INFURIATED !!!!

  9. I hope and prey that ALL the anthem kneelers suffer injuries that put them out of Football permanently !
    They are anti American and do not deserve a paycheck ! All the fans should shun them !

  10. What branch of society still depends on welfare the most, or have ruined athletic sports, or makes up the majority of crime and violence?
    Once you answer that you will realize what the Nation’s problem is.

  11. Hey Vasu….. why would GOD BLESS AMERICA mean God Bless White People? America is made up of almost every nationality on this earth. So get your head out of your ass and learn what it is you want to say when you comment on here. Do you have have a thought of your own? All I’ve ever seen coming from you is a cut and paste statement of someone that has written or spoken before. Never something directly out of your mouth. You are just a commie trying to sew discord among us. It isnt going to work. Get yourself a real job instead of just reciting crap on here.

  12. Stop buying ticket to the games or start protesting outside of the stadium. Lost revenue and upset fans will make the teams respond. Those that kneel are a disgrace to our country.

  13. There is a better way for them to protest than to dishonor the flag and the brave Men and Women who have fought and still fight to defend our country so these jerks can play football in a free country. They should not be allowed on the field during the playing of the Anthem

  14. Whoever your are, I think you are just “looking for attention” for running your mouth and actually said nothing.,

    As for the “kneelers”, they are just overpaid children playing games.
    My husband served 23 years, protecting us and respecting that flag. I STAND WITH THOSE WHO DO RESPECT IT.

  15. Boy, you must be a miserable fellow. You have no god. You have no country. You have no respect for the one you live in. But don’t you worry. One day, you will take your last breath here on this earth as we all will (unless the Rapture takes place) and you will finally meet the God who created you in His image. He will judge you as all of those who have spent their entire miserable lives denying Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. All of the baloney you spewed out in your lllllllooooooooonnnnnngggggg comment won’t matter then. Sad.

  16. Wow, the replies above are so smart and refer to historical cases and times as well as personal experiences.
    I am not so savvy in our history nor am I of a dark colored skin. My mother was German, born and raised, came over after the war and my father was a US Marine from Minnesota.
    My thoughts on this are much simpler;
    Football is consider an American sports game; those that play the game are paid to to so. They are indeed, at work. I do not know of any work place that you are permitted to voice your opinion against company policy and still have a job, whether your protest is silent or vocal. At the end of the day, you would nor longer have a job.
    You are not hired on for your opinions, you are hired for your skills of the game. So I say, do your work to the best of your ability when you are at work. When you are not at work, support what ever causes are close to your heart. (as long as no harm comes to others)
    As someone who enjoys Football, an American game; I like the Anthem and Pledge being sang and said before it starts. To me, this represents the call to the world that this is an American game; Period.

  17. Yes fire them. The NFL MUST start to televise the Playing of the National Anthem at the start of each game. If no, it’s by-by to NFL football for this 28 year veteran.

  18. As was stated everyone has an opinion one probably just as good as the other but for us who fought for that flag and the millions who died for what it stands for to insult the flag is the same as an insult to us individually. It’s those draft dodgers that burn our flag that makes my blood boil. You don’t like our flag or feel embarrassed by it learn to be a little more tolerant of those who respect it or as our president once said you are welcome to go elsewhere.

  19. I can’t tell you how long it has been since I wasted time watching the NFL. After the air-headed buffoon Colin Kaepernick started his immature and bigoted protest, it was enough to convince me that the NFL had been invaded by the political correctness cancer. I won’t watch the NFL again. Ever. The very idea of using Jay-Z as some sort of social warrior guru isn’t going to save the NFL. My hope is that these overpaid athletic entertainers lose their jobs and finally have to find a job and work like real folks. Then maybe they will rethink their left wing, liberal. progressive BS. But, if they don’t, they certainly aren’t going to get any of my money. Never again.

  20. Instead of firing, fine them $50,000.00 each time they kneel. Money usually talks, and these self-serving athletes could not bear the cost.

  21. Because these NFL players disrespect for our Flag Veterens and Active Military.I boycotted the ENTIRE 2018 season and switched to College Football. GO GATORS! This year,I will follow both. However,I am still thinking of watching Pat’s games only or watching other NFL games. Eric Reid is not helping on deciding the latter.

  22. I agree that everyone has a right to protest. However, the football field, the baseball field, etc is NOT the right venue. WE pay their salaries (Not me anymore for I have boycotted the NFL for 2 years and will continue.) Sports is entertainment and should not be political. They are just a bunch of over paid spoiled brats. They don’t respect the flag or our Nation Anthem. Put them in the military for awhile and let them learn what sacrifice is and maybe learn a little PATRIOTISM. The owners should have the b..ls to fire them if they take a knee. After all, they work for him.

  23. Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party,RINOs,Fake News! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception,Fake News(Russian Collusion & Jussie M hoax)the list is endless!And the clueless minions that follow them!

  24. The football field is their workplace, just as an office was mine. I was there to do a job and they are there to do a job. Their function is to enhance the employers product and further the value of the business. That’s what a workplace is all about. When they go away from work (and football players have a lot of time away from work) that is the time to get involved in social issues. Football players have fame and fortune to use in pursuing their social issues. Some of us don’t have such advantages, but we do what we can. Bottom line, I think these cry baby football players should face financial penalties or outright dismissal for kneeling during the national anthem. They are just hurting their employers product.

  25. A flag is a symbol of your country!!! Each country has a national anthem!! When it rises on the pool and the music begins it is out of love and respect for that country! It is not a time for protest, disagreement or disrespect. What has happened to the proud American athlete/citizen? You are paid to represent your team and your country, and when we turn on the TV to watch the Olympics any sport, that’s what we want to see!! Not, your personal feelings about politics, religion or beliefs and then show disrespect for the flag and the rest of the Americans viewing. Were is our Joy and thankfulness for being athletes, healthy people!!! Remember you didn’t get where you are without the help from your family, community and our military defense!!!

  26. I have a hard time dealing with this problem. You see I wasn’t born here. I am an immigrant and what these nfl players take for granted I am so grateful for. It is a privilege and an honor to be a naturalized citizen of the United States. I am however cognizant of the fact that while I do not care for football many of you do, so it is difficult for me to be critical of your national passtime. I do think, however, that these ungrateful POS should be more respectful of all those gallant men and women who serve and give their lives for us, so that these ignorant asses can make more money than most of us will ever see and then disrespect this country. It is the citizenry of this country who pay their salaries and to whom they owe their livelihood. And, oh yes, I think they should be fired and never play again!

  27. CK and his followers are exercising their First Amendment rights. I disagree with them and I would suggest that their actions nullify their contracts and that their actions should come at a price. They should subsequently be paid at a significantly lower amount. Call it negative pay for play.

  28. I would like to have Bud Grant back for just one game. I think his take would be, “You will be on the field with this team when the team enters the field. If you want to sit or kneel when the anthem is played, feel free to do so. But when the game starts, don’t bother standing up.” John Madden would probably have said the same things, but in less gracious terms. Likewise Tom Landry, Hank Stram, George Halas and a few other of the no nonsense coaches of days gone by.

  29. As a 7yr army vet, I don,t see the connection between taking a khee and the military. We are always talking about freemdon. If someone wants to take a knee, let them and quiting crying about it. This is not NKorea.

  30. Not only should kneelers be fired the team should be fined or kicked out of the league. Disrespect the country and cut your own throat.

  31. Vasu, the “flag kneeling” is a protest of black men getting shot while in the commission of a Crime! Many, many,many more police officers are killed while protecting average American citizens just like you. I’ll bet your parents dont share your same radical views. I have a suggestion, get a job!

  32. God blessed America. God blessed Israel. The two most blessed nations in the world. Coincidence? I don’t think so. We are both Nations under God. Now the governments are going crazy. They are removing God from Schools, governments, libraries, and…. football games? Is it any wonder that God is now forsaking us? Why should He continue to bless us? Yeah Colin and Eric, you continue to kneel see what it gets you.

  33. INJUSTICE IS AN “AHOLE” LIKE REID CALLING FOR REVOLUTION….HOW ABOUT THE INJUSTICE OF HIS KIND MAKING MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND GIVING NOTHING BACK TO THOSE WHO PAY THEIR HARD EARNED BUCKS TO SEE THEM PLAY?? HOW ABOUT THE LAVISH LIVING THE NFL PLAYERS LEAD AND GIVE NOTHING BACK IN RETURN TO THOSE WHO THEY SAY ARE OPPRESSED>>>
    ANY “TRUE AMERICAN” WHO TAKES A KNEE DURING THE PLAYING OF THE ANTHEM OR APPEARANCE OF THE AMERICAN FLAG, SHOULD PACK THEIR BAGS AND TRY TO MAKE THE MONEY THEY DO ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD AND BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE FREEDOMS THAT THEY HAVE HERE IN OUR GREAT COUNTRY,. I FOR ONE HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE AHOLES AND DON’T WATCH, OR BUY INTO THEIR GAMES..
    GO AHEAD AND BUY THEIR SHIRTS ETC AND MAKE THEM EVEN MORE MONEY FOR THEM TO FLAUNT IN THE FACES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM,,,,, NOT ME,,,, NO MORE,,,, I WOULD RATHER WATCH PAINT DRY OR =GRASS GROW,,,, THAN TO SUPPORT THEIR UNAMERICAN REDERICK…
    I WILL HELP PACK THEIR BAGS AND TRAVEL AT MY OWN EXPENSE TO DO SO… THEY ARE UNDESERVING OF THE FAME AND WEALTH BESTOWED UPON THEM… I DON’T CARE, BLACK, BROWN, WHITE, OR WHAT EVER YOUR HERITAGE, YOU ARE AMERICAN, I HAVE FOUGHT FOR THE FREEDOMS THEY HAVE AND WILL GLADLY DO SO AGAIN IF CALLED UPON TO HELP DEFEND THIS COUNTRY,,, KAPPERICK AND THE REST OF THEM NEED TO GOOOOOOOO!!!!!! TELLING PEOPLE THE AMERICAN FLAG FROM WHATEVER PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY IS UNAMERICAN, AND A DISGRACE….. PACK UP AND GOOOOOOO!!~!!

  34. You referred to your friend Greg as a gay Catholic. You referred to him in your other rant calling him a “Christian.” It is obvious that neither of you have read the Bible, because MANY times it calls homosexuality “an abomination.” Try reading more than just bits and pieces. It has many wonderful truths and lessons for everybody — if they are not thick-headed or have no conscience.

  35. Should a player be fined for protesting while they are in their uniform? The owners of the teams are paying these people to play a game NOT to PROTEST! If a player wants to Kneel during the National Anthem that is their right as long as they are NOT wearing the Team Uniform! If they want to dishonor they teams uniform they should not only be fined, they should be FIRED on thehe team OWNERS need to Grow Some Balls and Fire the AssHat!

  36. If you desire to disrespect the American flag and what it stands for, you must terminate yourself as a football player and move to a Muslim country that would appreciate your loyalty to them. But, if the covered your heat in a Muslim country during their national anthem you would be dead soon thereafter. One must ALWAYS respect the sovereignty of the country in which they live, under any condition.

  37. Pat….great post and you hit the bulls eye dead center. Running his mouth and said absolutely nothing. Your comment on the “Kneelers” is spot on. I am an 82 year old Korean war military veteran and those, male and female, that disrespect our flag and anthem are a total disgrace to themselves, their team mates, their coaches and our entire country. I have not ever watched another NFL game since the day that Kappernick disgraced it and now with the addition of that anti American thug Jay-Z to the NFL mix is going to destroy the game even further. The anti American attitude in many areas and segments of our country of beyond belief.

  38. Vinny, as a 66 year old Vietnam veteran, THANK YOU FOR SERVING! And WELCOME BACK! To hell with those reprobates in the NFL. Those scumbags that kneel and disrespect the flag we served under need to be HUNG!!!

  39. Its a simple problem to solve and its being solved right now, the people are not buying tickets or watching
    the NFL games on TV. The NFL feels the pressure but believes it will run out of steam and return to the
    million dollar pool as usual. Its the responsibility of the NFL to set rules for all players when they are either
    in uniform or representing the NFL in any way, its very simple, if you want to play, the will be now political
    actions, words or signs by NFL players or staff. Those who violate that rule will sit out the games or get
    fired. End of story, they NFL has to grow some balls. Fish or cut bait.

  40. If you cannot respect THE FLAG YOU Should BE BARRED FROM PLAYING IN THE USA. PERIOD!! Get with the league and BAN THAT PERSON FOR EVER. You are not wanted here.

  41. Yes, absolutely they should be fired!!! These are a bunch of grown, over-paid cry babies, throwing temper tantrums bc they can’t get their way. They should not be paid these astronomical salaries to be traitors to our great country. If they don’t like living in the USA, go to another country & try to make their millions there. They could not take a month of living in another country. That’s what I would do… send all who kneel for the national anthem to another country for 6 months & see how they would like it. They all would probably beg to come back!!! Real men, huh???

  42. OK. They have a right to protest by kneeling. Fans have a right to stop watching and supporting teams. Teams have a right to fire players who cost them profits. There you have it. Everyone has a right to behave as they choose as long as it is not illegal and does not harm others. They do not have a right to avoid any and all consequences of their actions. If I were an owner, I’d fire them, and I WOULD BE WITHIN MY RIGHTS! And guess what, an atheist has a right to his beliefs, BUT HAS NO RIGHT TO NEVER HEAR THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST IN PUBLIC. That is stupid! If I were in an Islamic country, do you think I would be offended as a Christian to hear someone expound the Koran? Of course not, that is so dumb. No matter what those who so dearly want to rewrite history may tell you, a majority of our founding fathers were Christians and the principles upon which our laws were originally based and upon which our country has survived (until now) were principles straight out of the King James Bible with a heavy dose of William Blackstone’s legal commentaries.

  43. A professional football player is paid to entertain the fans. It should be explained to them that kneeling for the anthem or flag detracts from the entertainment value of the games and actually causes significant decreased attendance. After a warning and one incident, repeated kneeling should bring suspension, further kneeling should result in being fired! Make it part of their contract.

  44. Well what Reid should really be kneeling for is to Protest the using of black people by Democrats.
    Took a white President less than 1 1/2 yrs to reduce black and Hispanic unemployment to Historic lows. Democratic cities have the highest rates of gun violence in the Country and guess who are getting killed and jailed the most, minorities including blacks. Maybe he ought to investigate what it is other than exploiting black people for votes that Democrats actually do for blacks? During Trump’s First State of the Union not a single member of the Democrat Black Caucus stood and applauded when President Trump announced Historic low black and Hispanic unemployment. That tells a lot about Blacks supporting Blacks now doesn’t it? Just more ignorant BS from a Black Football Player.

  45. If you have no need or respect for my flag or country you have no need for it’s money !! Hack him maybe working at McDonald’s will make him appreciate the opportunity he had!

  46. If that clown worked for me he would have been fired the second time that did it, after the first time with a warning, that’s the way it’s done.

  47. Amen to most comments above. Frankly, I have about quit watching all professional sports and did so when they filled up with Prima Donnas. They could make and enforce two rules and improve pro sports a lot: 1. Nobody has a higher salary than the Coach. Whatever your highest paid player makes in salary, your head coach’s salary has to be $10,000 higher. 2. The head coach and him alone has authority to hire and fire players and coaches. Owners cannot fire players and coaches, including the head coach without approval of the majority of other owners and separate approval of the commissioner, all of which must document sufficient proof that the owner is not firing the head coach because the head coach refused the owners hiring and firing suggestions. The owners only other recourse would be to sell. But again, yes, I would fire anyone who kneeled for the anthem.

  48. I agree , if you aren’t happy and you can pack your bag and kneel the f**k out of the country .Reid’s has become a scumbag like Colon kaperdickhead ..

  49. Vinny, I am not a Veteran, but I LOVE and APPRECIATE all you men that served ( some women ). Strange, I was just going to start watching NFL football, but thanks to the kneelers, that will not happen, unless NFL takes a strong stand, an NFL player either stands for our Flag and National Anthem, or they are fired. SIMPLE.. Thank you Vinny for your service.

  50. Bill, I agree, accept for the part they need to be hung, for sure they need to be fired. They are on NFL time, stand with respect or you are fired. Thank you Bill for your Service to our Great UNITED STATES of AMERICA. ( I was young and not a part of the disgrace the way you Veterans were treated as you returned). Thank you Bill, again much Loved and Appreciated for your service.

  51. Bill, I agree, accept for the part they need to be hung, for sure they need to be fired. They are on NFL time, stand with respect or you are fired. Thank you Bill for your Service to our Great UNITED STATES of AMERICA. ( I was young and not a part of the disgrace the way you Veterans were treated as you returned). Thank you Bill, again much Loved and Appreciated for your service.

  52. VM, John Kerry is a traitor and a crook. You, are a for a lack of a better description a moron. Your history sounds like something coming from demorat playbook. You need to leave this country.

  53. The flag represents the freedom won from England ans also the freedoms set forth under it. If you nor the whiny children of professional sports don’t like it there’s a plane leaving every minute as well as boats. Find one, child. There are many around who supported it with service who are of many races. The childish athletes who whine are making more money in a year than most people do in a lifetime who support it and they want to whine about racism which is minimal despite what the left and the whiners say. Punks like these children come in all colors as do those who love this country. As I stated earlier if any of you don’t like it, feel free to leave, because adults know the lies behind this current bashing about racism. It’s BS.

  54. Agreed!!!! These idiots think our flag is based on racism? Their ignorance is only surpassed by their stupidity!! I am STILL waiting for all of the glaring hypocrites to leave our country as they promised to do if DT won the election!!! I even offered a suggestion….load all of these people onto C-130’s and drop-kick their butts out of the cargo hold over Somalia or Afghanistan…let them go and live in a country that is truly oppressive………. personally I am sick to death of their whining and complaining….perhaps they still need their cuddle blankets and their binkies!! They behave worse than three-year-olds……

  55. Football is your job. You idiot’s kneeling should be fired just like anyone else that doesn’t do there job there hired to do. If you want to protest do it on your own time.

  56. You are wrong there. It isn’t freedom of speech, because It is against the law to burn the flag. Now here’s where I copy you with the copying and pasting:
    18 U.S. Code § 700. Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
    (a)
    (1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
    (2) This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the disposal of a flag when it has become worn or soiled.
    (b) As used in this section, the term “flag of the United States” means any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.
    (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to deprive any State, territory, possession, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of jurisdiction over any offense over which it would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section.
    (d)
    (1) An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order issued by a United States district court ruling upon the constitutionality of subsection (a).
    (2) The Supreme Court shall, if it has not previously ruled on the question, accept jurisdiction over the appeal and advance on the docket and expedite to the greatest extent possible.
    (Added Pub. L. 90–381, § 1, July 5, 1968, 82 Stat. 291; amended Pub. L. 101–131, §§ 2, 3, Oct. 28, 1989, 103 Stat. 777.)
    Now. Say again that you can burn the flag?

  57. If they kneel then they sit on the bench for the full game and loose that game day pay.

    Stand and play the game and get paid- kneel and not allowed to play !! !! !!

  58. NBever had a desk job. Did did part of the time have a dismounted 50 cal machine crew. I always carried the barrel and the gage along with amm.

  59. Getting all upset over someone taking a knee while the cowardly cult leader was a draftdodger is very silly. I will take the knelling person anyday.

  60. The only reason that they get by with that BS is because like the saying goes, “Money Talks, BS walks.” The NFL and the owners of the teams are scared to say anything to them.

  61. Cheerleaders and professional athletes being paid, regardless the amount should be “Fired” for taking a knee. Simple. Send there worthless asses elsewhere. I am a veteran 1968 – 1988.

  62. Since many of those athletes taking a knee are black or mixed race, I find their reason to be lame; racial injustice and discrimination. Look at them, if they were so put out that their people are being treated unfairly then the NFL should take their pay week after week and garnish it those of color that are so discriminated against. I agree that something can be done but let’s look at the whole picture. There are white, black, Asian descent, veteran, nonveteren, homeless, fatherless, moerless, and I could go on that need our prayers and support. I agree with a post recently, if you wantvto take a knee, let us pause the music and voice a prayer.

  63. There is nothing worse than a cowardly draftdodger or those who would defend one. So sad. And if watching someone taking a knee,bothers you, stay home and go hunting or play with one of your toy guns.

  64. Who the fk cares what you have to say and preach. I look at who the writer is and if I see your nomenclature (and you are no representative of divinity although you may think you are) I just skip it!

  65. If this clown worked for me he wouldn’t have to worry about kneeling he would be sat down for one game then if he did it again he would be terminated, he works for me not himself, peroid.

  66. Who really cares—THE NFL IS DEAD!!! Haven’t watched the felons on the filed for three seasons. Now my Sunday’s are family day and the wife and kids love it.

  67. Semper Fi to all that served in anyway in the Armed Services of this Great Country. For all those who do not know the meaning of “Semper Fi” It means “Always FAITHFUL ” complements of the “U S Marine Corps” I myself served(20) years in the Military Fighting for this Great Country of Ours. And it makes me so Sad to see now what has been happening to all of this “Great Country ” all over. As far as the NFL maybe we should do like we [majority wise] did last year and just” Boycott the NFL ENTIRELY Until everyone that really calls himself / herself an “AMERICAN” an stand on there Own (2) feet and Show Respect For this “Great Country” of Ours. I’ve had Comrades that served in Vietnam with me that came back (Returned) with all sorts of missing Body Parts and yet still find encouragement one way or another to at least stand for our “Flag” and our”National Anthem” and it surely didn’t make a difference if they Black, White, Brown, Red, or Yellow. First and what was most important to them all is that they were and are” Americans First and most important to each &Everyone of them is that they are “American FIRST” and Served this Great Country of Ours with “Honor” Now NFL Kneelers what makes You any better then Them whom gave there all so That azzholes like You all can show total DISRESPECT not only to this Great Country, Our Flag, but mostly to those who gave there all so that “Idiots like you hotshots can show “Total Disrespect” “WOW” how proud you all must feel for yourself “WOW” How can you all even look at yourself even in a mirror. Even if you[kneelers] all decide to keep up this “Stupidy” and I Pray & Hope that you finally come back to your “Common Senses” But if not I hope that the NFL Commissioner finnaly steps up to what Americans really and truly want either by finding you that kneels for “Our National Anthem”Heavy, or suspend all of you that kneel for “Our National Anthem ” Heavy and that doesn’t work out then the NFL Owners should have No alternative but to Fire all you Kneelers of “Our National Anthem” of unbecoming of a Team Player . The End.

  68. If the news media (T V ) and such would not recognize these “kneelers” then they would have to go to the streets to get attention. I for one don’t really believe that they have an agenda except to get attention. They aren’t good enough on the field to get recognition so they have to seek attention else where.
    They are in the same class as some of these Hollywood know it all’s i.e. Sean Penn

  69. I gave up watching football when they started kneeling and hav’nt watched since, I found out I don’t need football in my life and has in riched my life more

  70. Until the NFL fires ALL of the kneelers, OR America gets a genuine apology I and others WILL NOT be doing anything related to the NFL… If a business is showing a game, we’ll leave… Yes I know “Hell will freeze over first,” nevertheless one can still hope

  71. As long as NFL allows players to kneel or sit during playing of the National Anthem I will not give NFL sponsorship in watching games or supporting NFL in anyway.

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