As a retired Soldier and war veteran there are some things that are non-negotiable; respect for the symbol that represents the sacrifice of those who gave their lives to protect this country is non-negotiable.
This is my response to the NFL players who pull that shit:
First of all, fuck you. Your behavior is pretty fucking despicable. You showed your asses to the country and the reception is understandably less than amicable.
You don’t know one fucking thing about ‘oppression’. Newsflash: Slavery in this country ended over 150 years ago. The Civil Rights Act was passed over 50 years ago. Your parents weren’t slaves. My ancestors weren’t rich enough to own any.
The bare minimum wage of a rookie NFL player is $495,000 a year. The lowest-paid NBA players make $816,482. Where I come from that’s a lot of money.
You could warm the bench an entire season and still make a six-figure salary. So, your ‘rebellion’ is an insult to average Americans who earn about 1/7th of what you make.
This bullshit ‘protest’ started with a petulant overpaid, ungrateful punk who was adopted by a white family when his white mother and BLACK father abandoned him.
The dumbassity has spread to other NFL players who think ‘solidarity’ means engaging in an act of disrespect and politicizing the national anthem for violent black radicals who burn, loot, vandalize, and slaughter each other at an incredible rate.
For your information, blacks are less than 13 percent of the national population, yet their homicide rate compared to whites and Hispanics combined is vastly disproportionate to their share of the population.
Where are the fucking protests?
Ethnicity is exploited for political gain and power grabs by bloviating ‘activists’; attention whores with no intention of doing what it takes to change their situation so that this doesn’t happen. Skin color is used as an excuse for everything including abhorrent criminal behavior. Throwing the race card and practicing victimology is so much easier than personal accountability. You ignore the crime rate in black neighborhoods, and black on white hate crimes with equal indifference.
More whites than blacks are killed by police every year, but that doesn’t get any attention. The only “lives that matter” are the ones that radicals can exploit for riots and political gain.
If “black lives matter” you need to tell the motherfuckers to stop gang banging each other. Tell them instead of making lame assed excuses for behavior and character flaws, raise their children to respect themselves and others. Discipline, guidance, and respect start at home with the parents. Look at the example you set. If you’re a gang member, they will likely follow suit. If you are part of the perpetual welfare class and entitlement culture that doesn’t work because they don’t have to, and you manipulate the system and pass the technique along to your children like a goddamned family heirloom, they’ll turn out just like you.
Brave Americans—people far better than you—fought and died for the principles represented by the flag, just so you could make a bundle playing a sport.
Instead of acting like ungrateful, arrogant, infantile douchebags, have some respect. Show some class. If you can’t muster the integrity to stand and render honors to the national anthem, that speaks volumes about the content of your character.
By the way, these are the real heroes. They define real courage, principles, and character.
And especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Your ratings are in the toilet. People are fed up with your whiny ‘look at me, I’m an activist’ bullshit. In reality, you’re all self-indulgent punks with a sense of entitlement.
I haven’t watched a sports event of any kind for the last 4 years since Kaepernick’s puerile antics metastasized.
And in case I didn’t make this clear, Fuck You.