If someone thought the protests during NFL games was a big joke last season, then think again. There is one team who is so bad that they must be begging for attention and now they’re offering to pay the fines for their disrespectful America-hating millionaire athletes who abuse their privilege by ruining sports entertainment for Americans. You probably think it’s the Cleveland Browns, but for once it’s not the Browns who are the laughing stock of a joke. The Browns made their mistakes during the NFL draft. Now it’s time for the NY Jets to look like modern day imbeciles as the CEO won’t step in and put his employees in check. He’s letting his workers run the circus as his fans dwindle away and watch other things on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.
ESPN reported: “Despite a unanimously approved league policy that requires players to stand if they’re on the field during the national anthem, New York Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said Wednesday he won’t discourage players from kneeling even if it results in the club being fined by the NFL.
“As I have in the past, I will support our players wherever we land as a team,” Johnson said in a statement, adding that he intends to meet with coach Todd Bowles and the players to discuss the league’s decision. “Our focus is not on imposing any club rules, fines or restrictions.”
According to the revised policy, the league has the power to fine a team if club personnel don’t stand during the anthem. The players have the option of remaining in the locker room. Johnson, attending the owners’ meetings in Atlanta, told Newsday, “If the team gets fined, that’s just something I’ll have to bear.”
If we factor that in with what Trump said, then we sure have a lot to talk about when it comes to the players abusing their privileges.
President Donald Trump was very stern when he was talking about the disrespectful NFL players who abuse their platform, fame, and status as a millionaire athlete to protest during their work hours and ruin the entertainment sport of football by injecting it with their personal agenda and politics. Lots of NFL fans expressed their distaste for stepping on the American flag in the players protests, regardless of the cause, and essentially showing an utter lack of respect for the nation that gave them the chance to play a kids game for enough money to make them look like modern day capitalists taking advantage of throwing a ball around. Millions of us love football, myself included, but the protests and sideshows have taken their toll and remind many viewers of high school girls who always have drama at school and then later wonder why no one wants to be their friends. It’s a page out of the Hollywood book on how to ruin entertainment, but the celebrities who continue abusing their own platform simply don’t get it either.
President Trump was talking about the ‘take a knee’ protests and simply stated that players who don’t support the national anthem should “not be in the country.” What does that mean? Perhaps a one-way ticket to play football in some other country where they’ll tolerate athletes protesting during their work hours. It jokingly sounds like Trump wants to deport every player who disrespects the flag, and there are probably many Americans who wish the same thing. However, legally, that might not be a realistic option. There is always the chance that one of the “take a knee” protesters will deport themselves. One could hope, right? After all, if you’re in America and don’t love it here, then there’s always the option to leave, right?
Here’s what TMZ said: “Donald Trump fully supports the new NFL policy on the national anthem — says players who don’t stand should maybe “not be in the country.”
The President spoke with “FOX & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade — saying, “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there.”
He added. “Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”
There’s one part of the new policy Trump didn’t like — the option players have to stay in the locker room.
“I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms. But still I think it’s good.”
Of course, Trump has been railing for a while against players who demonstrate during the anthem — and wanted NFL owners to fire Colin Kaepernick for starting the movement.
By the way, Donald Trump has bragged how much he opposed the Vietnam War — the method of protest back then was burning the flag.”
If players have the option to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, then that’s just as bad as taking a knee. What’s the difference? It still shows disrespect for the country. It doesn’t matter what the players are protesting. They are not on the football field stage to voice their opinions about politics. They are there to win football games and give American fans an entertaining show. We legally cannot have gladiators battling with swords and shields anymore, so this is the closest thing we’ll get in comparison to the real men who fought it out in front of spectators.
Today’s athletes and celebrities need to remember that their fans only want a show and to be entertained. If people want politics, then they’ll go somewhere for that. People are exhausted from sports and entertainment being ruined by athletes and actors who think we care what they have to say. We don’t care. We just want to be entertained after a long day or week at our jobs and we would like the professionals who earn millions to respect that and voice their political views on their own personal time just like everyone else.
They may have more money than most of us, but they still need to be put in their place sometimes.
Trump would deport them if he could. Sadly, he cannot, but let this be a warning to the people peddling their unwanted opinions during our beloved sports and movies.
Will the athletes finally stop taking a knee and ruining our sports?
Did the NFL finally learn its lesson after what happened with the fans last year?
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