Weekly Thread. 9/13/17. What’s everyone think about sports figures sitting or kneeling for the National Anthem?

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JPTravis
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Here’s the epitome of irony: Colin Kaepernick, the NFL’s SJW, has never bothered to register to vote.

https://bluntforcetruth.com/figures-colin-kaepernick-has-never-registered-to-vote/

JPTravis
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Maybe the best and last word on the NFL strike comes from a Facebook post by the widow of the American Sniper:

Dear NFL,

You were doing your part to bring people together and heal the world. That’s really how healing works. We heal by loving each other and leading by example; showing people what is possible when we love each other just as we are and not only recognize our differences but celebrate them and look at how we can use them together to make us jointly better than our separate parts. You were doing your part celebrating each other based on skills, talent and a joint vision without regard to color and religion.

You were doing your part and we were doing ours. We showed up cheering and groaning together to as one. We talked in the concession lines and commiserated and celebrated our team together. Did it ever occur to you that you and we were already a mix of backgrounds, races and religions? We were already living the dream you want, right in front of you.

Your desire to focus on division and anger has shattered what many people loved most about the sport. Football was really a metaphor for our ideal world — different backgrounds, talents, political beliefs and histories as one big team with one big goal — to do well, to win, TOGETHER.

Your desire to focus on division and anger has shattered what many people loved most about the sport. Football was really a metaphor for our ideal world — different backgrounds, talents, political beliefs and histories as one big team with one big goal — to do well, to win, TOGETHER.

You are asking us to abandon what we loved about togetherness and make choices of division. Will we stand with you? Will we stand with our flag? What does it mean? What does it mean if we buy a ticket or NFL gear? What does it mean if we don’t? It is the polar opposite of the easy togetherness we once loved in football.

It was simple – we loved you and you loved us – with all of our races, religions, different backgrounds and politics. Simplicity in a crazy world was pretty awesome.

You dear NFL, have taken that. You have lost me here.

Trickie
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First sunday of my life when nfl was on and I did not watch a single play

StrinaM
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F them! Go move to NorKo or Venezuela and try that crap!

JPTravis
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Has it occurred to anybody else that Colin Kaepernick has been elevated and revered by the mainstream media for the exact same gesture that got Tim Tebow mercilessly mocked?

RedRightBlonde
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DON’T get me started 🤐

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