The anti-American NFL has sunk to a new low.
National anthem protesters crossed a line on Sunday and there is no going back.
The players insulted the military with one shocking gesture.
On Sunday, NFL teams observed Veteran’s Day with a two minute moment of silence and an on-the-field recognition for America’s heroes.
Even protesters such as the Seattle Seahawks Michael Bennett stood for the anthem to try and convince people his actions were not meant to disrespect the military.
But three players for the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the anthem to protest America.
The Guardian reports:
“Three players took a knee during the national anthem before the New York Giants game at the San Francisco 49ers, as the rest of the league stood during Veterans Day weekend.
49ers Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin, both of whom have been protesting for most of the season, knelt, as did Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon, who was just activated. Vernon had been protesting while he was injured. Goodwin and his wife had lost their baby son earlier on Sunday due to complications during pregnancy.
David Lombardi of The Athletic later tweeted a photo of Reid embracing an Air Force member. Reid has said his protest is not against the military.
“This is not about the military, this is not about the flag, this is not about the anthem. My mother served in the armed forces. Three of my uncles served in the armed forces,” said Reid in October. “I have the utmost respect for the military, for the anthem, for the flag … This is about systemic oppression that has been rampant in this country for decades on top of decades.”
They were the only three players who knelt during Week 10, but their actions sent a clear signal that their protests were about the military and the flag.
This protest came after representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion met with embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to express their anger over the protests.
“On a weekend where we stand in recognition of those who have served, organizations which represent those who have stood served aren’t taking the NFL’s disrespect for the national anthem, lying down.
Though, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion aren’t calling for an outright boycott of the NFL over the weekend.
According to Michael McCarthy of the Sporting News, instead, those organizations are, “leaving it up to their members to make the decision on their own.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with veterans groups on October 30th in Washington, DC, to reaffirm the league’s commitment to America’s veterans.
According to the Sporting News, “In no uncertain terms, the Legion and VFW told Goodell they disagree with NFL players not standing during the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and presentation of the American flag, but the veterans groups also said they respect players’ First Amendment rights. At least from the standpoint of the Legion and VFW, there won’t be any organized boycott of the NFL around Veterans Day, the federal holiday designated for Nov. 11 (this year it will be observed on Friday).”
Kneeling during the anthem on Veteran’s Day is a sickening slap in the face to all those who gave their lives to defend America’s freedom.
The protesters destroyed any shred of credibility they had when they claimed they were not disrespecting the military.
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