Trump Trashes NFL Players For Anthem Protests: Most Are ‘Unable to Define’ What They Are Protesting

President Donald Trump weighed in on NFL protests as a number of players knelt, raised their fists or stayed in the dressing room during the national anthem as the league’s pre-season gets underway. “The NFL players are at it again,” Trump tweeted, “taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.” “Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define,” he continued. “They make a fortune doing what they love……” The president finished his thought a Continue reading "Trump Trashes NFL Players For Anthem Protests: Most Are ‘Unable to Define’ What They Are Protesting"

NFL Suspends New Anthem-Kneeling Rules Amid Deadlock With Players

NFL Kneeling Protest President Trump won’t like this at all. The National Football League has announced that they’re putting a hold on their previously announced new policy that would penalize players for taking a knee during the national anthem. The league released a joint statement Thursday with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), saying “no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.”
“The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy.”
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Right-Wing Radio Host: Can’t Think of a Single Thing ‘Black People Have Gone Into and Made Better’

According to Right-wing radio host Jesse Lee Peterson, there isn’t a single thing African Americans have gotten involved in and made better for American society. Peterson, who has a track record for talking down race issues with conservative-leaning news sources, recently slammed NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest social injustice. As he declared that there’s no such thing as racism, sexism, etc, Peterson eventually said: “I can’t think of one thing in this country, one location, one community, one event that black people have gone into and made better,” said Peterson. “But I can tell thousands of things that they have gone into and destroyed.” Peterson went on to say that “Black people are being used for destruction” and President Donald Trump is correct that the NFL should fire anthem kneelers. Watch above, via Right Wing Watch. (h/t The Contemptor) [Image via screengrab] Continue reading "Right-Wing Radio Host: Can’t Think of a Single Thing ‘Black People Have Gone Into and Made Better’"

Right-Wing Radio Host: Can’t Think of a Single Thing ‘Black People Have Gone Into and Made Better’

According to Right-wing radio host Jesse Lee Peterson, there isn’t a single thing African Americans have gotten involved in and made better for American society. Peterson, who has a track record for talking down race issues with conservative-leaning news sources, recently slammed NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest social injustice. As he declared that there’s no such thing as racism, sexism, etc, Peterson eventually said: “I can’t think of one thing in this country, one location, one community, one event that black people have gone into and made better,” said Peterson. “But I can tell thousands of things that they have gone into and destroyed.” Peterson went on to say that “Black people are being used for destruction” and President Donald Trump is correct that the NFL should fire anthem kneelers. Watch above, via Right Wing Watch. (h/t The Contemptor) [Image via screengrab] Continue reading "Right-Wing Radio Host: Can’t Think of a Single Thing ‘Black People Have Gone Into and Made Better’"

Papa John’s Founder ‘Papa’ John Schnatter Steps Down as CEO After Blasting NFL’s Handling of Protests

“The NFL has hurt Papa John’s shareholders,” said Papa John’s Founder ‘Papa’ John Schnatter during a Nov. 1 conference call to investors. “The controversy is polarizing the customer, polarizing the country.” It has also, evidently, polarized the executive leadership at the pizza chain. On Thursday, the company announced that Papa John will no longer be the CEO of Papa John’s. According to the AP, Schnatter will step down from that post effective Jan. 1. Steve Ritchie will take over as chief executive. The AP reports that Ritchie did not comment on whether the controversy over Schnatter’s comments were part of the reason for this move, saying only that now is “the right time to make this change.” Schnatter blamed the NFL in part for the company’s lagging sales as Papa John’s is an official league sponsor. The company was forced to issue an apology after a neo-Nazi Continue reading "Papa John’s Founder ‘Papa’ John Schnatter Steps Down as CEO After Blasting NFL’s Handling of Protests"

Majority of Hardcore NFL Fans Disapprove of Roger Goodell’s Handling of Anthem Protests

Hardcore NFL fans strongly disapprove of how embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handled his job and a gigantic 77 percent of fans think players should stand for the national anthem. As Goodell attempts to secure a new contract reportedly worth close to $50 million per year with lifetime health insurance for his family as well as use of a private jet for life, a new poll conducted by Harris shows the American people overwhelmingly disapprove of how he has handled the high profile challenges facing the league.
According to data from The Harris Poll, 60 percent said they disapprove of Goodell’s handling of the matter. Fifty-five percent said Goodell has handled the issue in a way that has made both sides unhappy. A strong majority, 77 percent, said the players should stand for the anthem. Fifty-nine percent said there should be a rule requiring the players to do so.
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