A handful of millionaire football players once again started up their anti-American protests as the NFL season started in earnest on Sunday.
The 2018 NFL season officially kicked off last week yet no players openly protested against the country in Thursday’s games. But if you thought maybe the players had tired of protesting against the country during the national anthem, you’d have another think coming because when Sunday’s games opened, a number of players once again took to their protests.
So, it looks like petulant, millionaire players are still very keen to protest against the very country that made them millionaires!
According to USA Today:
Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson became the first players of the 2018 regular season to kneel in protest during the national anthem when they did so before Sunday’s contest against the Tennessee Titans.
Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also raised a fist during the song, as did San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin before his team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith both stayed in the locker room for the anthem, as did Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall.
Stills and Wilson both kneeled in the preseason and said they planned to continue to do so in the regular season. Stills said he would consider stopping if former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling in 2016 as a means to protest racial inequality and police brutality, and former 49ers safety Eric Reid were signed by an NFL team.
Meanwhile, anthem protest inventor, Colin Kaepernick, tweeted out his praise of the Dolphins players who took a knee on Sunday.
“My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed!,” Kaepernick tweeted. “They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!”
My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!
“Love is at the root of our resistance!”✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/2kSsX4s7EU
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 9, 2018
So, if you thought maybe the National Football Leagues could get back to, you know, FOOTBALL… well, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen any time soon.
One thing is sure, it will be goodbye to the NFL from millions more Americans.
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