Apparently, Football is political now! One player took a knee during the National Anthem, in protest of police brutality, and now you have to choose a side.
Do you want to support the guys who are paid millions of dollars each year to wear tight pants and throw a ball across a field of fake grass who dare to make a political statement to raise awareness about the number of people killed by police, which is at nearly 900 in 2017, by the way.
Or do you want to wholeheartedly support your government like a good little American, by insisting that anyone who dares to do anything other than stand with their hand over their heart during our national sing-along is a lib-tard, un-American snowflake?
This is the latest “Divide and Conquer” propaganda technique in the land of the free, and you only get two choices.
But the thing is, the National Football League is a private organization, and when government officials like President Trump try to step in and insist that it should be boycotted, or the players should be fired, he is overstepping a boundary guaranteed by the First Amendment.
NFL players exist for the purpose of generating massive amounts of revenue, and if they fail to do so because of their political statements, then they will face consequences from their employers accordingly.
Just remember… up until 2009, football players stayed in their locker rooms during the National Anthem, and it wasn’t until the Department of Defense began “paying for Patriotism” that NFL teams magically appeared on the football field with their hands over their hearts.
Whether or not you agree with the political statements these players are making, the fact is that acting as though a football player refusing to stand for the National Anthem is a complete and total insult to military service members and veterans, when the real insult is sending them to fight in unconstitutional, horrific, never-ending wars in the first place, shows that we, as Americans, have a serious problem with our priorities.