The NFL is off to a bad start, below is a list of all the NFL players who disgraced the National Anthem opening weekend.
Fans are sick of the NFL being politicised. Game day is supposed to be a day that people can relax, take their mind off politics and enjoy the sport. These athletes are paid to do a job, yet they’re using that time to engage in a controversial protest. This just might be the fall of NFL popularity.
News Politics|Here are the players who protested in Week 1 according to ESPN who compiled the scandalous list.
Seattle Seahawks: Defensive lineman Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem before their game against the Green Bay Packers.
Justin Britt stood next to him with a hand on Bennett’s shoulder in a show of support. Running back Thomas Rawls was on the other side doing the same. Defensive end Cliff Avril sat with Bennett for the tail end of the anthem apparently unsure what the hell to do.
Bennett said before the game, “I like to speak through my art, my words and things like that. I wouldn’t be surprised if I draw another political cartoon or some s—, but other than that, I don’t know right now. I’m more of a spur-of-the-moment-type guy, type of thing.”
Los Angeles Rams linebacker Robert Quinn raised his right fist in the air during the anthem joining Bennett in what may become their new protest?
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat for the anthem like the malcontent he is.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins raised a fist while defensive end Chris Long and safety Rodney McLeod put their hands on his back for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters sat on an equipment table for most of the national anthem.
The NFL and the owners need to get a grip on this! I think the Cowboys owner has the right idea, if the kneel they are fired! This is a job and they are being paid. Such controversial actions should be dealt with. No wonder these athletes feel so entitled.
These anti-Americans make millions playing an American sport while millions fight and die for them. We need to stop supporting their entitled, rich lifestyles. They need to start showing respect for our men and women in the military .