Players’ mandates to football fans…

En Garde in the bunker…

Note to players in the NFL … If you don’t want to disrespect the Military, and the millions of men and women who serve in the military, then don’t take a knee during the national anthem. It’s that simple. Call a news conference, have the players speak to the press after the game, but don’t repeatedly throw mud in the faces of the fans who pay you, and then use the excuse that you are not being disrespectful. The fan base simply isn’t that stupid. Capisce?

Any American has the right of free speech and to protest many things. But to disrespect the national anthem or the flag is to effectively reject the very nation that protects those rights; de facto rejecting those rights and all others granted to its citizens. The only thing left for the rest of us would be to accept the players’ renouncement of US citizenship and to choose which other country they would prefer to apply to; and if they can’t or won’t decide, We the People will definitely decide for them. Capisce?

And here’s a novel idea – Way back in the good old days of American greatness, Sunday was formerly known as “church day.” Perhaps with the demise of the NFL and college football, America will come to its senses and once again realize the importance of a sound moral foundation which comes from taking our children to church. Like most people, I believe it is described as ‘leading by example’. Super Bowl One began the decline in 1966, when the nation began disrespecting Sunday as the Sabbath day of rest. So Dads, rise up and begin once again taking your family to church. Capisce?

Besides which, players’ opinions are not equal because some opinions are more informed than others. My opinion on the treatment of diabetes is not equal to that of an endocrinologist’s. Nor is an architect’s opinion on the placement of structural members of a bridge equal to mine. His is far superior.

Most of NFL players’ opinions on any subject are not equal to ours, not by a long shot. As Rush Limbaugh pointed out the other day, the average Black college freshman has the equivalent of an eighth grade education. (Oops! I’m a racist for telling the truth).

One more thing: The fans decide what is disrespectful to them, not the players. The fans are not only going to stop attending the games, they are going to stop tuning in. Capisce?

Rick Moran in American Thinker and “NFL players: Don’t come to the game if our protest upsets you” …

NFL players are sounding off about fans who are mad at them for kneeling during the National Anthem.

What they’re saying is revealing.

The Tennessean:

Don’t come to the game.

That’s the message a couple of the Titans‘ star players have for any outraged fans threatening to turn their back on the team, after the Titans and Seahawks remained in the locker room during the national anthem before their game Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

They were among three NFL teams, along with the Steelers, that skipped the anthem in response to President Donald Trump’s inflammatory remarks about players who kneel to protest social inequality and police brutality.

“First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about,” Titans tight end Delanie Walker said. “If you look at most of the guys in here – I’ve been in the USO. I support the troops. This is not about that. It’s about equal rights, and that’s all everyone is trying to show, is that we all care about each other.

“And the fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel that’s something, we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to. No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice to do that.”

I suppose it takes a great deal of arrogance to play in the NFL, but what’s revealing about Walker’s comments is that they prove that their protest for “free speech” is a little one-sided.  They don’t care about the fans’ free speech rights.  “It’s your freedom of choice,” said Walker, while denigrating any opposition to his actions.

At bottom, the players demand that you love them and respect them for their protest.  And if you disagree, your views aren’t worthy.

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan echoed the sentiment.

“That’s their choice. That’s the beauty of this country,” Ryan said. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everyone’s opinion is equal. So right, wrong or indifferent, that’s the beauty of this country – that everyone should have equal rights and equal opinions on what they want. If they don’t want to watch, that’s their choice. That’s perfect.”

If Ryan actually believes that “everyone’s opinion is equal,” he hasn’t read much about this controversy.  In fact, beyond the free speech aspect of the protest, there is an insidious campaign to delegitimize opposition to the protests, portraying  the opposition as people who “back Trump” or are garden-variety racists.

Trump expressed an opinion of what owners should have done with protesting players.  Nowhere in his rant did he suggest that the players don’t have a right to protest.

The players themselves seem to believe that not only do they have a right to protest, but no one should criticize them for it, and if anyone does, he is lower than nothing.  Their defense that they are not dissing the flag or the military is ludicrous.  They have been told in no uncertain terms by millions of people that they are.  Arrogantly, they refuse to acknowledge their insult to the flag and to other Americans.

If these NFL players want “equality,” perhaps they should acknowledge that those who oppose them have an equal right to the stage without being smeared for their trouble.

As a parting shot, one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals that people forget is “Its not the power you have, it’s the power they think you have.”

Well, these ignorant clueless players and the ones telling fans not to come to the game, are kneeling in a show of false power, and with the media literally destroying this country by backing the Left in these anti-American ‘protests’ they are all making a power grab in order to destroy President Trump and his Divine mandate in Making America Great Again.

They still have absolutely no idea why Trump won. Sad. Capisce?

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See also: Networks not showing fans booing during anthem

And: The ‘intersectionality’ risk for the NFL protests

Plus: On NFL protests, Trump is right

 

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