I have seen several folk post don’t be sidetracked from the real issues so my question is who are you referring to and what are the issues are you referring to?
Please help me understand who you are talking about, which I know you may be afraid to say but maybe you are not afraid to say what the issues are.
The Watch Dog response: If all of the players who feel like Matthews would do that what would the league look like?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews appears to be absolute in his decision to stay inside during the national anthem, saying he is willing to give up his profession rather than being forced to change his protest over social issues.
On Thursday afternoon, Matthews was asked by Matt Parker, a local Nashville producer, via Twitter if he would continue to remain in the locker room during the anthem if the NFL created a rule requiring players to stand or face a penalty.
The NFL and NFL Players Association released a joint statement Wednesday confirming that there has been no change to the policy that recommends, but doesn’t require, players to stand for the anthem. Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and player leadership will attend league meetings next week to discuss how to progress on social issues and discuss the subject of protesting during the anthem in a larger scale. (ESPN)
The Watch Dog response: Damn did he say like many of our fans so does that not mean all fans do not think that way? Tickles the hell out of me that it is nothing in the rules about the players must stand for the anthem as some have been saying because now they are saying they want to make it a rule that they must stand.
The NFL has developed a plan to “move past” its ongoing debate about player protests during the national anthem and could enact it next week, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote Tuesday in a letter to all 32 teams.
Goodell made it clear in the letter, obtained by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that he wants players to stand during the anthem. He did not provide specifics on how he intends to ensure it, but he wrote that it would “include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues.”
In the letter, Goodell said he wanted to end the controversy by agreeing on a uniform approach for all teams.
“Like many of our fans,” Goodell wrote, “we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. (ESPN)
Reposted from Larry Johnson Facebook page, a good read!
“Ray Rice beats his wife unconscious, nobody boycotts the NFL.
Josh Brent kills his teammate while driving drunk, nobody burns their tickets.
Ben Roethlisberger is accused of multiple sexual assaults and still has a job in the NFL.
Rae Carruth murders his wife to avoid paying child support, nobody walks out of a football game.
Aaron Hernandez commits two murders, nobody burns their tickets.
Greg Hardy was hired by the Dallas Cowboys during his suspension for beating his girlfriend, where was everyone’s moral outrage and boycotting then?
But players take a knee in silent protest as granted to them under the rights covered by the First Amendment, people burn their tickets, boycott the NFL, threaten players lives and livelihood.
Boy, we have some messed up priorities.”
This isn’t about Patriotism, it’s about Capitalism!
I agree with you Lou Nettles about their constitutional right.
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Thank you Shannon for telling it like it is.
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This is too damn ignant!
I love it how they twist the Kaepernick Protest.
This letter is targeting black men on the football field and act as if no black folk have served in the military.
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