NFL players union files grievance over national anthem policy: ‘Infringes on player rights.’ Fine with us. Don’t stand and we’ll continue not to watch NFL games or the Superbowl.

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TheCape
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TheCape

You give up certain rights when you work for certain businesses. The rights I regained when I got out of the military astounded me (I can drive to visit family any time).

Considering they are entertainers with big salaries, I feel like they should probably continue to entertain as the fans that pay their salaries would like them to. We see actors in Hollywood play all kinds of roles for money. If they want to protest, that’s perfectly fine, but they should do it in their own time.

Visit schools, youth centers, etc. Go to police stations and sheriff’s offices and discuss policies with them. Find out how you can help.

NeverTrump
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NeverTrump

A lot of football players already do this though.

Unfortunately that doesn’t get as much media attention but kneeling during the anthem does. It’s their way of sending a message to a wide group of audience.

TheCape
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TheCape

Drama sells views on the news. Actual news has taken a backseat to things that get people riled up.

Way better for the news to show people protesting “racism” and “poor treatment” than showing them actually working with the kids that are most affected by these things.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

While the crybabies stick millions into the bank every year. Fire them all and start over would be my way of taking care of the problem.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Ticket sales to games down 10% last year. Sales of team jerseys, caps, coffee cups, etc. down about 15% last year. Television viewership down 17% last year. The million dollar babies are sending a message all right, and the American public is sending a message too. Stand tall, stand proud, show your respect for the country and fans who pay so you can be rich playing a game or you are toast. When the team owners get tired of losing money they will shut the team down, leaving all the players standing on the street with no paycheck wondering what happened. It’s called corporate bankruptcy and it could happen to any football team at any time.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

Has anyone in charge at the NFLPA, aka the player’s union, done any polls about what fans or season ticket holders think about this idiocy? If they did, all of this taking a knee BS would go away forever.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

These ass holes just don’t get it. When they have no more money and no one is watching, then what will the former millionaires do?

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Team owners are getting hit hard. Ticket sales to games was down last year. Team merchandise sales were down last year. Television viewership was way down last year, which means less advertising money.

Football is a business. Team owners are businessmen who didn’t get rich because they are stupid. When they start losing to much money they will shut the team down, leaving the crybabies standing on the street wondering what happened.

NeverTrump
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NeverTrump

Good.

They are peacefully protesting and they are being unfairly treated.

Not so silent
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Not so silent

Poor millionaire babies, the world is so unfair to these prima donas.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Unfairly treated? Are you really that dumb? You want unfairly treated how about my grandson? He is a Marine, served 3 tours in Afghanistan, and gets about $30,000 per year. I would call that very unfair compared to the millionaire crybabies and he is proud to stand when our anthem is played.

As long as those whinny assed crybabies continue to spit on us veterans, past and present, I will continue to boycott all football games. Because by refusing to stand proudly when our anthem is played that is what they are doing. Showing their lack of respect for our nation and showing how little they respect all of us who have fought, and the many who died, protecting their right to play a silly game.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

They made the decision to DISRESPECT the National Anthem and the US Flag. They do have that right, the owners in turn have the right to have policies in place to address the matter. If they don’t like the policies, they can go some where else to work. Just like any other employee.

I have the Constitutional right to speak freely as long as it is not to incite. However, if I chose to do so, there are consequences that may befall my way. It is part of the “job” I know it and accept it.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Sorry deep, no way am I going to get all intellectual on this. Those rich assholes are disrespecting our country, our flag, all veterans and my grandson and granddaughter who are serving today. They are disrespecting me. I wouldn’t pizz on one of the kneelers if he was on fire in the middle of the street.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

My comment was more for NeverTrump. I fully agree they are disrespecting every last person who has or is currently severing this nation. I wonder how all of them feel about Pat Tillman? He gave up a lucrative career and fortune to serve. Then paid the ultimate price for serving. Now the likes of poopernick and the other whinners want to kneel over a perceived injustice. If any of them would check the #@$$ing numbers they would see who and where the violence is coming from. Put their money where their mouths are, otherwise STFU.

Now hurry up fall so I can have my NHL back.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

No problem, I’ll ask sifi to send you a decrapifier and everything I say will slide right off!(snicker)

I don’t mention Pat Tillman very often. When I think of him and what he sacrificed for our country it makes my blood boil to see all the Crapperdicks in a football uniform showing their lack of respect for him. I would think they would be standing proud for the anthem if for no other reason than showing their respect for him.

Hockey! You watch hockey? I knew there was something wrong with you! I would watch a Roseanne rerun before I would watch a hockey game. HAHAHAHA

flashingscotsman
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Have you ever seen NT come back, read what is said in the replies, and try to have a conversation? He’s the perfect troll. Shows up, says something stupid, and is gone. Replying is just confirming to US that he’s wrong. We already know that. It’s time to reinstate the policy I began with She Who Should Never Be Mentioned.

TD,…MO

Not so silent
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Not so silent

Then they should quit and get a job like yours….oh wait they already sit around and bitch and moan…

RedRightBlonde
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RedRightBlonde

Keep digging your heels in you stupid F***TARDS! How I shall relish in your hysterical sobbing and the setting of your “extensions” on fire when you completely destroy the only industry that not only employed your grossly overrated ASSES, but also stroked your lions egos, along with obscene paychecks. Food stamps registration is window 3 🤣🤣🤣

Not so silent
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Not so silent

Millionaire babies bitching and moaning…Football has gone from a sport to a freak show…Maybe they ought to play in a circus somewhere..the superbowl could be played inside a tent in Buttcheeks Arkansas. The NFL is dying of cancer, a slow painful death…Didn’t one of these “players” just get arrested for beating the crap out of his Girlfriend? And another one had a body of some unknown “Rap star” found at his house? They got more to worry about that protesting. Maybe they all need to have a background check before they play….

deepthinker
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deepthinker

The Last Boy Scout comes to mind.

Jim Stewart
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Jim Stewart

The NFL players should be making the sequels to Death Wish.

MGAP
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MGAP

BOYCOTT!!!!!!! 😉

I’m still not watching. I’d decided to not watch before this grievance anyway. People need to turn in those season tix, stop buying merchandise and tune out the game. Spend the day with family. America would thrive as a result.

sifi
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sifi

Yep, to cure spoiled children, you have to ignore / punish their obnoxious behavior.