|The Great Namazu, AAB's Seniro Commentator|
I had been watching the NFL "Take A Knee" movement with some interest when I received the anonymous E mail below. I think the writer meant to share the thoughts with the world and I'm more than willing to accommodate. However if any copyright is involved I'll pull this post immediately upon notification;
Here are some interesting NFL facts:
In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his blackout to avoid glare and made him take it off.
In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace" but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL
uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure" eye black for breast cancer awareness.
In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem…)
In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
In 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression all of a sudden. How did we reach this point where so few are allowed to disrespect and dishonor the country and the veterans who give them the right to free speech? In my opinion, the entire NFL and their sponsors should be boycotted. Their behavior and the condoning of it is a slap in the face to every veteran and their families who have given so much for so little to give all of us the rights we now enjoy. If they have the right to kneel for the National Anthem and not salute the flag, then we have the right not to support them. Please join me and let's hit them in the pocketbook to express our displeasure with such behavior. ps