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NFL owners to consider rule change that would require players to stand for national anthem

By anonymous following x   2017 Oct 10, 9:35am 2,181 views   116 comments   watch   quote     share    


The owners of the NFL are reportedly considering a rule change that would make it mandatory for players to stand during the national anthem.

A league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week, Dow Jones reported.

In recent seasons, primarily black professional football players have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States. The protests started after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year began kneeling during the anthem to protest police mistreatment of black Americans.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/10/nfl-owners-to-consider-rule-change-that-would-require-players-to-stand-for-national-anthem-report.html
Wait, how can the NFL do that, don't the players have "freedom of speech"??

.."Earlier Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that tax laws should be changed so that the NFL doesn't get "massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country."

Ahhhh.... money (or lack of) talks where it counts!

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77   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 17, 5:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Goran_K says
errc says
nobody should be compelled to stand for it


You're right. Those people are free to quit, and go play for another professional league.


Why would they do that when they can simply keep playing for the NFL, and peacefully protesting at the same time?

Seems like a win-win.

Tough for you Trumpcucks, because in your Anti-American attempt to disrespect our troops, our country, and our flag, you look like special snowflakes with egg on your face, and, once again, Total Failed Losers
78   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 17, 5:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

TwoScoopsMcGee says
joeyjojojunior says
His approval ratings seem to differ with you.


Kinda like all those polls in the days before November 8th.

"How DARE you question 538?! He WILL lose!! Polls are accurate, it's science, just like 32 Genders!"


So post an accurate poll
79   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 18, 9:48am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

"A win for me coming out of those meetings is that everyone's on the same page and trying to help the people in this country and use our game, which unites people from all different races, all different areas, all different levels of income, for one moment, for these games," Smith said to NBC Sports Philadelphia. "And there's no better platform than for us to work together and try to benefit our country.

"Our owners have the power to impact a lot of lives in terms of whether it's financially or their guidance. I feel like it's our duty. Obviously, we're playing ball but the fans that are cheering us on, the fans that are working in these stadiums, the fans that are working in these neighborhoods are affected by some of the things that we're fighting for.

"If anyone thinks it's not an issue for us to be involved in as athletes or the owners of the NFL, then you're looking at it dead wrong."


https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-anthem-policy-unchanged-after-lengthy-meeting-between-players-owners/
80   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 18, 9:49am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

TwoScoopsMcGee says

Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017



So many amazing tweets today. He knows he won this. Jerry Jones tried to split the difference but the public wasn't fooled, so now he's requiring them to stand.


Can you show proof of this?

Or would you prefer to call it #FakeNews, and retract it?
82   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 19, 3:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

The silence in here is deafening.

Those who whine so much about FakeNews, are apparently the purveyors of FakeNews. Shocking!
83   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 19, 8:01am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

me123 says
The pussy gave in to his non-american players yesterday.


So, what makes someone an American is their subservience to a piece of cloth colored red and blue? Is that what the Founding Fathers intended?
84   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 8:08am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

If they paid me 5 million dollars a year, I’d salute the flag of freaking Zimbabwe!
And I bet you all would too.
That’s the issue. What will the NFL do to appease its patriotic customers?
85   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 19, 8:10am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

me123 says
errc says
The silence in here is deafening.


The silence you hear is Roger Goodell on his knees sucking big black cock in the locker room. The pussy gave in to his non-american players yesterday.


Trumpcuck meltdown time.

This was a win for America, and Labor, so I can see why it upsets you so much. You’re a Failed Loser!
86   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 19, 8:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Quigley says
If they paid me 5 million dollars a year, I’d salute the flag of freaking Zimbabwe!
And I bet you all would too.
That’s the issue. What will the NFL do to appease its patriotic customers?


So far nothing. All the blowhard, fake patriots out there are getting laughed at.

Standing up doesn't make anyone a patriot. Protesting is more patriotic than fake gestures like that. America was founded on protests by people who didn't want to salute the Union Jack.
87   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 19, 8:24am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

"I respond to them by saying that I prefer that our players stand, I've asked our players to stand, I think we're down to one player who has continued to kneel, but at the end of the day, this is America and we do have a thing called the First Amendment," Mara said. "And it's a right of free speech and a right to protest. That's one of the things our forefathers fought and died for, and that continues to be a principle that's very important to most of us."
88   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 19, 8:26am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Quigley says
If they paid me 5 million dollars a year, I’d salute the flag of freaking Zimbabwe!
And I bet you all would too.
That’s the issue. What will the NFL do to appease its patriotic customers?


They have already appeased the patriotic customers.

It’s not the job of the NFL to cater to Special Snowflakes that hate America.

Maybe if the whiners knew about The First Amendment, they’d STFU. But you can’t fix stupid, and the Anti-American whiners are a special brand of stupid.

Good on the NFL for taking a stand against the enemy, and honoring those who fought to preserve our Rights.
89   FortWayne   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 8:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

unpatriotic America hating liberalism in NFL is out of control
90   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 8:43am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

joeyjojojunior says
So far nothing. All the blowhard, fake patriots out there are getting laughed at.


The NFL isn’t laughing about the drop in attendance or viewership. Money still talks, and people can still vote with their feet!
My point remains: the NFL must decide if it wants those dollars or if it will be happier as a leaner meaner SJW-type organization.

We all know which option you’d choose jojo. But you don’t run the NFL.

Personally I don’t care if they fix it at all! I rather hope they continue to piss of customers, lose fans, and free up American dads to spend more time with their kids and less time drinking beer and watching MEANINGLESS FUCKING BALL GAMES at their buddies’ houses!

Fuck the NFL!

And Fuck professional sports in general!

Generation after generation of black poverty can be attributed to a pervasive fiction sold to black kids that they are going to be professional players someday. Even the ones who do get scholarships usually never graduate. They get injured and lose the scholarship, can’t keep up grades while playing and wash out that way, or just graduate with worthless placeholder degrees and can’t get a job beyond bouncer at a club.
Even the 0.0001% who do make it to the professional level never make nor keep much money from the experience and wind up bouncers at slightly better clubs or possibly a bodyguard for someone rich.

So basically, if you love the NFL or the NBA, you automatically hate black kids.
91   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Oct 19, 8:43am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

The players should stand for the national anthem and hold a half time shit-on-the-flag ritual at a local Denney's that is looking for publicity.
92   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Oct 19, 8:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

The NFL should hire snipers for the anthem and the ritual and sell advertising for the sequences in which heads splat.
93   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 19, 8:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

FortWayne says
unpatriotic America hating liberalism in NFL is out of control


How do you figure?

America is founded on Liberalism
94   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 19, 8:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Quigley says
The NFL isn’t laughing about the drop in attendance or viewership


Because there basically isn't any. Or any attributable to this nonsense.

Quigley says
My point remains: the NFL must decide if it wants those dollars or if it will be happier as a leaner meaner SJW-type organization.


They've decided that they want to be an American organization and the fake patriots can hit the road.
95   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 19, 8:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

So basically, if you love the NFL or the NBA, you automatically hate black kids.

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That’s beyond asinine. I would think that you would be above such nonsense as the father of mixed race kids. You will hopefully reap what you sow
96   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 19, 9:01am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

“I think that our country is more important than a slight economic impact. And I think if we can come together and we can work together in this front, you’re going to bypass any economic downturn that you can possibly see because this issue is more important than economics,” York said. “For the NFL to come out strongly today and have that partnership with our players and start that partnership, I think it shows that. Honestly this is one of the proudest days that I’ve ever felt being a part of the National Football League.”

Dang Trump is having another Twitter tantrum, and the NFL is saying “fuck off, pussy”. This is great. It’s nice to see that America still stands for something, and Real Americans are giving Trump and his Cucks, the business.
97   FortWayne   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 9:07am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I think America was founded on Freedom, patriotism, god and family.

Not what liberalism has become, there were no SJW in the founding fathers.

errc says
FortWayne says
unpatriotic America hating liberalism in NFL is out of control


How do you figure?

America is founded on Liberalism
98   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 19, 9:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

FortWayne says
I think America was founded on Freedom, patriotism, god and family


And you don't find it ironic that you are arguing AGAINST freedom?
99   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 23, 9:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

errc says
The silence in here is deafening.

Those who whine so much about FakeNews, are apparently the purveyors of FakeNews. Shocking!


@TwoScoopsMcGee are you going to retract your #FakeNews, or ignore it and let it fester?
100   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 23, 9:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

errc says
TwoScoopsMcGee says
errc says
You’re demanding that the NFL players stop kneeling and you’re demanding that the NFL owners do something about it.


I think the NFL players are brats to kneel.

I think the NFL owners/admins are full of PR Bullshit when they try to dodge taking on the Kneeling by using Freedom of Speech.

For the goddamn upteenth time, the NFL fines and suspends players for saying Dammit, making hand gestures, wearing Cancer Awareness Eyeblack, and basically runs their lives. But on this one issue all of a sudden the NFL is all about FREEDOMZ (tm)? Bullshit PR to dodge dealing with the issue, I say.

The only government action I thought would be necessary is pulling their tax-free, and taxpayer subsidized, largess. There STILL is no reason the NFL should be tax free even when they stand for ...
errc says


I thought you were wrong then, but forgot to come back and let you know, but after hearing today that THE NFL STILL HASNT MADE ANY RULE CHANGES WRT KNEELING DURING THE ANTHEM, I remembered to come and correct you on your #FakeNews (that got 3 likes lol)


https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-anthem-policy-unchanged-after-lengthy-meeting-between-players-owners/


Where's the fake news? In my post you quoted, I pointed out the NFL penalizes players ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME for Free Speech. That's not fake news, that's a fact.

NFL players have been fined for Cancer Awareness Eyeblack, 9/11 Remembrance, saying "Damnit" in an interview, flipping the bird, and dancing in the endzone.
101   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 23, 9:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

errc says
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-anthem-policy-unchanged-after-lengthy-meeting-between-players-owners/


In your own link, the video starts with one of the anchors announcing Jerry Jones is requiring Players to stand. Only 22 players knelt last weekend, viewership and attendance is down, and like any good greedy ass-covering bureaucracy, the NFL is trying to find some way to appease the Multimillionaire Brats and the Fans but they can't but are too cowardly to take a stand.

More and more owners are going to take unilateral action to save their franchises.
102   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 23, 9:58am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Errc, do you realize that it just happened? That the NFL just gave in to the fans after sharp drops in viewership? Hence the celebratory mood?

The Fans pressured the heavily Taxpayer Subsidized, Government Endorsed NFL and the wealthy Team Owners, to give up trying to kiss SJW ass - all using their Freedom of Choice.

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You claimed that the NFL caved in to the Anti-American SJW brats who are crying and whinging about the players taking a knee during the Anthem. Are you still pretending that this is true? Or would you like to retract that lie?
103   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 23, 10:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

errc says

You claimed that the NFL caved in to the Anti-American SJW brats who are crying and whinging about the players taking a knee during the Anthem.


That's a really good analogy. How are these fake patriots any different from SJWs?

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