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The Democrat Football League

Posted on | June 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

The Philadelphia Eagles hate America:

Less than 24 hours before the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were set to visit the White House, President Donald Trump rescinded their invitation, citing national anthem protests and boycotts from some team members. . . .
“The Philadelphia Eagles Team was invited to the White House,” [Trump] wrote [on Twitter]. “Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!”
After the Eagles victory in Super Bowl 52, several players said they would skip the visit. Safety Malcolm Jenkins, wide receiver Torrey Smith and defensive end Chris Long all said they did not plan to attend.

Let’s clarify one thing: What was the whole kneeling-for-the-anthem protest about? When did it begin? It didn’t begin during the #BlackLivesMatter protests over Ferguson. Nobody was kneeling in 2014. No, it began while the 2016 presidential campaign was under way:

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.
His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers’ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium [Aug. 26, 2016].
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

You know what “getting away with murder” is? Still being the starting quarterback after winning only two games during the 2015 season.

Kaepernick sucks as a quarterback, and he’s even worse as a social critic. Whether or not he was prompted to his insulting anti-American gesture by activists or operatives of the Hillary Clinton campaign, the viewpoint he expressed is endorsed and advocated by the Democrat Party.

Kaepernick was seeking to influence the election, to mobilize anti-police sentiment (and anti-white sentiment) for partisan political purposes. Furthermore, these protests are based on a lie. Heather Mac Donald points out in her book The War on Cops that a police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black man than the other way around (see “Putting Homicide in Perspective vs. the Media’s ‘Atrocity Narrative’ Propaganda,” Oct. 3, 2017). So to promote a false and divisive racial propaganda narrative, in an effort to help Democrats in the fall 2016 campaign, Kaepernick began protesting the national anthem — disrespecting the U.S. flag and all it stands for — and expected the media to celebrate him as a hero for doing this, which they did.

 

The media’s enthusiasm for Kaepernick’s protest gesture, however, was not shared by the general football-loving public. As the player protests proliferated, TV ratings for NFL broadcasts declined nearly 10% in 2017, and games were being played in half-empty stadiums.

To say the players have a “right” to protest is to say that Americans are obliged to keep buying tickets and watching TV broadcasts to pay the salaries of players who proudly display their hatred for America. Is it surprising that the NFL’s popularity is at an all-time low?

If NFL players want to show their solidarity with “Antifa” anarchists and purple-haired Gender Studies majors, while flipping their middle fingers in the faces of actual football fans, they can do so. But if fans stop watching the games and the team goes bankrupt, what’s the point?

Politics. It was all about the 2016 election, and when this backfired — when pissed-off patriotic football fans voted for Donald Trump — the SJWs of the NFL doubled down, turning the anti-American protests into a symbolic gesture of defiance against the newly-elected president.

Do you think the guy who’s standing up to North Korea’s nuclear missile threat can be bullied by a bunch of spoiled millionaire athletes? Of course not, so when it was learned that the majority of Philadelphia Eagles players were refusing to attend the White House event, Trump was like, “OK, if you’re going to insult me, you’re not invited at all.”

The NFL is no longer the National Football League. It is now a partisan organization, the Democrat Football League. The players are Democrats who don’t want Republicans watching them play. OK, we won’t.

Free-speech rights include the right of football players to insult people by offensive gestures, but you can’t expect people to pay you to insult them, and the NFL will learn this lesson the hard way.

“Get woke, go broke,” as Professor Reynolds says.

 

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