Holler all you want! But, to kneel during our “National Anthem” is disrespectful of the flag and of our country. The President was perfectly on point by calling out these cowards. Most of these players do not have the “guts” to enlist and serve their country. A few, like Villareal of the Steelers, did and do and for this I say “thank you”. These over-paid cry babies know nothing of the real world and the hardship of making a living. They have been coddled their entire life, beginning in high school, simply because they played football or basketball well. They were given a chance at education which most rejected. They seldom went to class and now they are coddled again as so-called “professionals”. Maybe, just maybe, one out of a hundred of these “liberal bastages” could make a living outside of the sports arena. Call me racist if it makes you feel good; but, this has nothing to do with race–it is all about patriotism. Although, if you look at the pictures of the “kneelers”, they are mostly blacks. Pictures don’t lie.
If they are such “upstanding citizens”, let’s review their arrest records. They are a bunch of “coddled thugs”. They started showing the “rap sheets” of the NFL players on TV the other night and after about a minute they quit and were not but in the middle of the list. Like I said, “coddled thugs”. I’m 72 years old and the only thing on my record is a speeding ticket for running 75 in a 65. This does not mean I wasn’t a problem; but, it shows that when the police arrived I had enough “COMMON SENSE” to not call them “pigs in a blanket” and to be respectful and use the term “yes sir and no sir”. These people are being paid hundreds of thousands and some millions of dollars to play a game and then do not have enough sense to keep their mouths shut. If attendance falls and it hits them in the pocketbook, they have only themselves to blame.
The owners should have a meeting and explain the situation to these “dummies” and insist that they stand quietly then go about playing the game. The fans have come to a game, not a political rally. They do not want to have the controversy as they simply want to be entertained. If these “thugs” worked for me, they would adhere to the rules I set forth in my company or they would be on the outside looking in. The owners should make it clear to the players that they work for the owner and it is he that calls the shots. So, some of this nonsense is the owner’s fault. The owners need to “grow a pair” and tell the players how it really is out in the business world.
I, for one, am sick of this crap and will never attend a game of the NFL or NBA. In fact, I have even stopped watching on TV; so, advertisers take note. If you ad people want to reach me, then you will or can stop putting ads on during the games. I’ll take my dollars and give it to the “veterans groups”. I’ll donate to help the people who helped afford me my freedoms; and, not anything that might help these “coddled thugs”. If they insist on “kneeling”, why not visit one of the veterans hospitals and “kneel and say thank you to a vet”. After all, without their sacrifice, you would not have the freedoms afforded you in this great country. You know, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.