Dolphins Owner Just Made SICK Announcement About Kneeling Players – Bad Move With What Miami Cops Are Doing
As most of you are aware of by now, President Trump told a crowd in Alabama Friday night that he would like to see protesting players get fired from NFL teams. As he said this the arena erupted in chants of “USA, USA, USA.”
In response, Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross joined other NFL owners and anti-American NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in questioning President Donald Trump’s call to fire NFL players who don’t stand for the anthem. Goodell even went so far as questioning whether these spoiled filthy rich players will protest even more before Sunday’s games.
Ross should have kept quiet after how a Florida Sheriff’s department said they are done providing players protection on game day.
Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness. We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and sound bites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone. They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community. We can all benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other. Sports is a common denominator in our world. We all have the responsibility to use this platform to promote understanding, respect and equality.”
“The newest NFL Football team to make a fool out of themselves are the Miami Dolphins. They have followed the footsteps of the ungrateful millionaire spoiled brat ball players who are refusing to stand for the national anthem. But in this particular case, the Florida sheriffs office decided they won’t be putting up with these player’s crap, nor the silence of the NFL or the Miami Dolphin’s association towards this disrespect.
The Police Union has announced they will not be escorting the Miami Dolphins team members to their games until they start doing what all Americans should do and stand during the presentation of our nation’s colors and the National Anthem is sung. The local Broward County police union has also made a statement that they won’t be escorting the team either. Good for them!”
The President did pose a great question. There is nothing wrong if illiterate ball tossers don’t stand for the national anthem. It’s their right to hate America if they feel she hasn’t given them enough money. But the issue here that most people are missing is that the players are in fact employees of the NFL, NBA, and MLB, which makes them have to abide by certain rules.
The fact that the only organization in the NFL to come out and say “If you don’t stand, you don’t play” has been the Dallas Cowboys is unbelievable to any patriotic American.
These players are just overpaid employees. If the organization who pays them their millions so they can have a soapbox to spew their hate would say “Stop it,” they would have no choice but to stop, because we all know very well how much these players love their huge salaries.
Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump.
a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland’s dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. The 26-year-old rookie catcher pressed his right hand against his heart, and teammates stood in a line next to him. Teammate Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell’s shoulders, and the two hugged after the anthem finished.
“Everybody watches sports and so everybody loves sports, so I felt this was the right thing for me to do personally,” Maxwell said.
Maxwell’s protest comes after Trump blasted football players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes.
I could tell he was getting kind of choked up and emotional about his beliefs and how he feels about the racial discrimination that’s going on in this country right now,” Canha said. “I felt like every fiber in my being was telling me that he needed a brother today.”
The Athletics released a statement on Twitter shortly after the anthem, saying they “respect and support all of our players’ constitutional rights and freedom of expression” and “pride ourselves on being inclusive.”
The league also issued a statement: “Major League Baseball has a longstanding tradition of honoring our nation prior to the start of our games. We also respect that each of our players is an individual with his own background, perspectives and opinions. We believe that our game will continue to bring our fans, their communities and our players together.”