Trump urges fans to boycott the NFL and fire players who kneel: The President escalates his feud with athletes hours before hundreds of players take the field Associated Press, by Emily Crane (Daily Mail)
President Donald Trump has called for fans to boycott the NFL if players don´t stop ´disrespecting´ the US by kneeling during the national anthem - as his rant continues to draw backlash from high profile athletes. Trump had earlier denounced the protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Early Sunday morning, Trump continued his Twitter tirade and called for an NFL boycott. ´If NFL fans refuse to go to games until
The Ides of October - October 15, all America loving, hard working people sick of all this - boycott all NFL, games, TV, etc. Show a united front and make our thoughts known by our taking a knee on that day.
Little Emily lost me in the first paragraph. His post wasn’t a “rant.” And he rescinded the invitation after Curry was trying to make hay by pretending he might not go. Trump essentially said “Don’t bother. Your invitation is cancelled."
FTA”...President Donald Trump has called for fans to boycott the NFL if players don´t stop ´disrespecting´ the US by kneeling during the national anthem - as his rant continues to draw backlash from high profile athletes. …"
Once again.......the Constitution only prohibits the Government from impinging upon free speech. Individuals and institutions are not bound by this amendment. The NFL or my daughters lemonaid stand can fire you for ´conduct unbecoming´ all day long and twice on game day.
The average NASCAR driver makes 10 times what the average NFL player earns. How come they are sitting in their car for the anthem an no one complains about them? That car is not going anywhere without them.
NFL silliness? Really? So to some good folk, disrespecting America is just silly. To me. silliness is paying thugs millions of dollars to play a game. I enjoy sports but I do not enjoy being preached to by some millionaire ego maniac snot nosed brat.
How much can you make in Africa playing football, basketball or baseball? They don´t even know what these sports are. Just shut up and play and thank the Lord you live in this great country where you can make more money in one year then most people make in a lifetime.
People who think this topic is "silly" have obviously never served in the armed forces of the United States and saw first hand how other countries treat their people. Those players who disrespect our flag would just as easily kneel down for ISIS and have their stupid heads sawed off. I predict this week will be the lowest ratings week ever for the NFL. Yes to October 15th, not that there was a chance in hell that I would watch one of their games anyway.
NFL fans pay a lot of money to watch professional football players play the game of football. They don´t pay their money to watch those millionaire football players disrespect the National Anthem and the country.
When on the sidelines during the opening ceremonies at football games those players are employees of the team owners and coaches who hired them. As employees they must follow the rules and regulations that are imposed by the owners and coaches. So the owners and coaches have the ball on that issue. Appeasing political actors on the sidelines will not make their emphasis on disrespecting the National Anthem and the country go away. So don´t be surprised if those disrespectful actions do not move onto the football playing field during the games. Again it will be the owners and coaches will have to make a business decision soon because the NFL behind the scenes is all about money.
Bottom line, a big target of those leftist protests are the local police who maintain law and order in African-American communities and big cities across the country. What would those places look like if the police were no longer there arresting violent criminals?
I may be wrong, but I think we can trace this latest craze back to Obama and his Justice Dept. It started when they pushed the "Hands Up, Don´t Shoot" lie and sports players swallowed it hook line and sinker. Obama never did tell them the truth. I wouldn´t be surprised if he is at it again from his bunker. The get out the vote meme for 2020 will be that Trump is a white supremacist. The same gullible people will believe him again.
Saw a discussion on TV where it was brought to light that one of the Team owners wanted to know after President Trumps questioning of the lack of respect for the country, "what about the respect for the NFL?"
Well excuse me, if you compare the country with the NFL, you might as well compare compare it to the Dollar Store!! Idiotic self aggrandizing mooks both the anti-American players and their team mates who stand by and say nothing.
My family bled and died under that flag for the freedoms these spoiled millionnaires are taking for granted. And they protest in the name of the thug who knocked over the bodega and tried to take the cop´s gun???
No more NFL for me.
ps: from the article: "rant" "tirade" ... bias much, AP?
#11 The NASCAR of which I am not a fan, are ready to do what they are there to do, they are not in the car our of disrespect to the country. Why don´t you write a letter to NASCAR and ask the question and perhaps you will get a better answer or you might single handedly make a change to something that no one had previously noticed or thought about. Those drivers probably never even thought for a second that they were in their cars out of disrespect nor did the PRO AMERICA fans.
What´s a black millionaire full of himself suppose to do? Why aren´t they putting their money to use helping black youths? Some of this bravado has to do with the fact their leader is no longer in power, they now have some white guy.
I love it now they are saying Trump is disrespectful for saying something about overpaid athletes that are being disrespectful to America. Our liberals make up somewhat less than half of the population, but make noise like they are a majority. If good Americans stop supporting professional sports for just a few months the owners will be forced financially to take the proper action and support America. Owners and coaches are afraid of their athletes. For the most part the athletes are below average intelligence, but think they are smart because they make so much money. Most of them are out of money within a couple of years after getting let go. That shows just how smart they are. I for one will boycott every professional sport on TV because that´s were they get most of their revenue. They can detect how many people are watching a game and pay the NFL based on viewer numbers.
For those of you to embarrassed now to admit you have the NFL Sunday Ticket here´s the deal. You can´t cancel 2017 and get a partial refund to late to cancel. Further you can´t opt out of the auto/renewal for 2018 until the end of the 2017 season which I will do. I had to chat with a Directv service rep to find out here´s part of that chat:
"thanks so much for the info, I was checking on this for you, the option to stop the auto renewal will be available when this season ends, so we´ll be able to stop the auto renewal. Andres P: We will also be sending emails prior next season starts to avoid auto renewals"
So Directv knows there will be some non renewals for 2018! So screw the leftist Goodell and the NFL owners siding with him. The leftists that are howling about President Trump´s right on comments don´t go to NFL games or even watch them on TV.
My point was not that the ugly conduct of some football players is silly. It is terrible and offensive and divisive and every other condemning adjective you can think of. But it is sheer silliness for the President of the United States to get so time-wastingly and heavily involved.
PT is CIC part and parcel of the presidency, so why shouldn´t he call out disrespect of our flag? Millions of veterans and their families agree and should support the boycott of every team/game where a player wants to kneel or make their "black power" sign. Thousands of other ways they can make their personal statements.
"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."
NFL stupid black players are protesting our flag and they haven´t the least idea what the flag stands for!?
Those protesters are lucky they didn´t live in NAZI or Islamic Territories, they´d have only kneeled down once and then they´d be no more?
Go Trump! He´s saying what most of us think. The NFL is not greater than America, it exists because of America. BTW I was able to drop Sunday Ticket with a refund mid season last year by telling DirecTV to come and get their box and dish...
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DC Escapee, 9/24/2017 11:19:32 AM (No. 11393580)
Before getting into their cars, NASCAR drivers and their teams stand by their cars for the national anthem, which follows the invocation. Many times when their families are at the track, they stand along side them. Some of the car owners do as well.
Fans in the stands rise, men remove their hats, and many bring their own flag to wave as they sing along.
Most too young to remember first NFL commissionePete Roselle — a Rudy G of his day. He would ha e taken action immediately against teams players or vendors who didn’t respect USA. Now this pos commish changes his panty liner every time an America. Stands up.
I´m glad the President said what he did. I can´t speak and be heard by as many people as he can. He can and he did and I thank him for that. I don´t think it is silliness. That is a God loving, country loving man who speaks for those that can´t be heard. I guess it´s hard getting used to a president who pretends to be someone he´s not. That is Donald Trump first and President Donald Trump second. Love the man, love the President. I´ll take his´silliness´ any day.
Let´s not forget that Trump and the USFL sued the NFL and won $1 and no merger, so I´m sure he has a special place in his heart to see them fail. He is 100% correct, but I´m sure he wouldn´t mind seeing the NFL suffer greatly along the way.
Those who say Trump is unserious don’t realize that we’re is a very serious culture war and losing badly. The GOP runs and hides. Not Trump. Trump is the Commander in Chief of the culture war, the only person who will fight for our side. He should be thanked profusely.
sorry, I wish to correct an error. i said I guess it´s hard getting used to a president who pretends to be someone he´s not. I guess it´s hard getting used to a president who doesn´t pretend to be someone he´s not. I was referring to mealy mouth past presidents such as Clinton and "W" and Obongo. They make replies to be PC and we know President Trump himself said he isn´t PC. And I like that. I like someone who is straight forward and speaks what he feels. At least you know where he stands, not where he stands behind hiding with being PC.
Perfect example of what I was saying way back before the election. The reason the left hates trump is because he´s a hardcore moral authority who´s not afraid to tell the whiny left where to go. Obama would never have stuck his nose in the NFL mess,he probably would have encouraged it.People in Obama´s state dept.would have dropped dead if if he called lil Kim rocket man.They hated it just as bad if not worse when Palin stepped up just because she´s a woman.This country was really on the path to hell until Trump came along. It´ll take the rest of this and next term to flush out the rest of the nonsense like the deep state undermining his agenda.
Go Trump,go Judge Moore.Let´s put the Ten Commandments back in plain view!
If you don´t stand for the anthem & flag, what do you stand for? I admire Trump for standing for his country. He´s not asking them to stand up him but stand for the 2 biggest symbols representing the US. The media, Hollywood, NFL , emmys, academy awards, music awards are all an embarrassment to the country. Not standing is a slap in the face to the military .
When I heard this last night, I thought 95% of the country would agree with Trump. Today, I am reading that many of the NFL owners and players who supported Trump for president, don´t like what he´s said. I just know the media will pile on Trump and talk nonstop about it. I still wish he would stop commenting about things that aren´t as important as the economy, tax reform, and health care.
If we lose our culture who cares about the economy, tax reform, and health care? None of that really matters if we´re living in a country that has been perverted to the point we´re ashamed to live here. The perversion continues apace. Trump is the only one brave enough to stand up to it.
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