Lots of talk about the NFL and politics this week (see Top 5 Badass Responses to NFL’s #TakeTheKnee Anthem Protests and Surprise! Football Fans Demand Refunds for ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’. And Get Them…). But are the players anti-American, or just plain stupid. Candace Owens asks the hard questions.
In 2016, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite represented a boycott of the Academy awards, because Will Smith didn’t win for his portrayal of a doctor in the movie “Concussion.” The film was about the real life brain damage football players endure inn the NFL. The years is now 2017, and suddenly football players are smart enough to talk about politics?
Candace is much less subtle after that. Here, allow me to provide an illustration.
The lovely Ms. Owens is right. These players don’t care about the issues facing black people. Kaepernick’s been in the NFL since 2011. Trayvon was shot in 2012. Michael Brown in 2015. Chiraq’s been a war zone since forever. I don’t know about you, but I never saw any kneeling back then.
It wasn’t until Colin’s career was on the rocks that he started taking knees. All this crapping on America and the soldiers who died for it was borne from a mediocre quarterback trying to salvage his fading career. Funny enough, judging from the massive backlash against these anti-American asshats, some of them might soon be facing the unemployment line as well.
We’ll see tomorrow how the NFL handles the events of this week. The players are definitely free to continue kneeling. It’s a free country, and all that jazz. Likewise, the fans are free to continue using those players’ jerseys as kindling for their bonfires. Just keep in mind, there’s many more peeps out there who feel the same way as Candace Owens.
Guess what, NFL? You just got beat up by a girl.