According to Dan Wetzel at Yahoo Sports, “This is the NFL’s punishment for trying to appease President Trump.”
“The Philadelphia Eagles won’t visit the White House…for the traditional Super Bowl champion ceremony because too few players were willing, available or interested in attending.”
Your level of confusion is impressive Mr. Wetzel!
The National Football League (NFL) isn’t “trying to appease” President Trump, they’re trying to appease the multitude of people that are choosing to not go to football games, and the multitude of people who are turning off football games on TV, because they’re sick and tired of these crybaby, millionaire, football players who can’t do us the courtesy of staying on their feet for our national anthem.
Here’s a bit of breaking news for our esteemed players; kneeling during the national anthem does not help your cause, whatever your cause is. It only causes people to turn away, or anger them.
“Last month, in a moronic move destined to fail, the NFL attempted a Trump Appeasement Plan by (sort of) rewriting its national anthem policy. It didn’t actually outlaw protests during the anthem – players can just stay in the locker room.”
Late Monday night, the president reiterated his stance in a tweet:
“The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018”
“During the 2017 season and playoffs, not a single Eagles player knelt for the national anthem. Not one. In every single game, every single player stood. Even after Trump called NFL players who did kneel “sons of bitches,” the response by players was to stand for the anthem. They even linked arms with police officers and military personnel who had been invited to the game.”
So what this really is, is a protest by liberal Philadelphia Eagle players against President Trump in general. These Eagle players are mirroring their liberal buddies across our land. If someone doesn’t agree with you, you take your ball and go home. Waaaaah.
Mr. Wetzel goes on to say, “A lot of Americans actually are patriotic and they don’t like protests during the anthem. Others don’t see the logic in allowing workers to act out politically while on the job – at most places you can’t. Still, others just love hearing someone call out highly paid (and mostly African-American) professional athletes for supposedly being ungrateful and un-American. That last segment is unfortunate, but it no doubt exists.”
A lot of Americans actually are patriotic? Oh Really? Thank you for pointing that out “Captain Obvious (aka Dan Wetzel)!” At least it’s obvious to me and most of my friends. The people you hang around with obviously need to be reminded of this.
Then we come to the obligatory…, wait for it…, wait for it…, the obligatory race card!
Mr. Wetzel says, “Still, others just love hearing someone call out highly paid (and mostly African-American) professional athletes for supposedly being ungrateful and un-American. That last segment is unfortunate, but it no doubt exists.”
We can always count on the left to drag race into every issue, as a way to divide the sides and, in their eyes, seize the “social high ground,” when in reality they are just reaffirming to the rest of us how they tend to see everything through racially divisive glasses.
Of course, the liberal local politicians in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania came out in support of the Philadelphia Eagles team, who chose to disrespect the President of our country, and all of their fans who would have liked to have seen their team at The White House. If I remember right, President Trump won the state of Pennsylvania, didn’t he? He was the first republican to win Pennsylvania in like 30 or 40 years, wasn’t he? Just sayin’.
Mr. Wetzel goes on to say, “The talk of mass TV revolts and fan protests were overblown.”
I beg to differ. TV ratings suffered quite a bit last year, and the fans’ vocal displeasure with the disrespecting of our country, got the attention of the league and team owners. After all, now we are talking about real money!
Wetzel finishes by saying, “The league is so dumb and spineless it deserves every last bit of this humiliation. And the next one. And the next one. And the …”
You’re funny Dan! I totally agree with you, but for the totally opposite reason.