Abandon hope all ye who were hoping that the NFL’ s new protest ban would stop the anti-Americanism of multimillionaire malcontents.
On the first official night of the 2018 National Football League preseason, it looked much the same as the 2017 campaign that was riddled with racial strife, saturated in leftist politics and hijacked by a small but vocal minority that is hostile to law enforcement and in some cases, sympathetic to communism.
The kneelers are back and back with a vengeance and no rule is going to stop them. That was made clear in Miami when members of the Dolphins took a knee right out of the gate during the national anthem in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
ICYMI: Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the national anthem before the preseason opener, the first players to do so in the lead-up to the 2018 season. https://t.co/0w6gAKPeVB
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) August 10, 2018
Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the national anthem before their team’s preseason opener Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, becoming the first players to do so in the lead-up to the 2018 season.
Stills is continuing the protest he began in 2016. Wilson, a new Dolphin, did not protest previously while he was with the Kansas City Chiefs. Defensive end Robert Quinn also raised a fist during the anthem, as he did for the last two seasons when he was with the Los Angeles Rams.
ESPN fleshes out some details, “Dolphins’ Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson kneel in protest during anthem”:
Receivers Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and raised his right fist, as he did during the anthem last season while with the Los Angeles Rams. There were no apparent demonstrations by the Buccaneers.
“As a black man in this world, I’ve got an obligation to raise awareness,” Quinn said. “If no one wants to live in unity, that’s why we’re in the situation we’re in.”
Stills said he didn’t coordinate with Wilson, who joined the Dolphins this season.
“It just happened that way,” Stills said. “When I’m on a knee, most of the time I’m praying, and thank God for having Albert next to me. Being a part of this protest hasn’t been easy. I thought I was going to be by myself out there. Today I had an angel with me with Albert being out there. I’m grateful he sees what’s happening, and he wants to do something about it as well.”
It didn’t take long for “race messiah” and militant leader Colin Kaepernick to feed the fire by tweeting his support which is only going to lead to more kneelers.
My brother @kstills continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee. Albert Wilson @iThinkIsee12 joined him in protest. Stay strong brothers!✊🏾
📸 @footcandles#imwithkap #imwithereid #takeaknee pic.twitter.com/LimoadfUcW
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 10, 2018
The irony should be missed that with the game being in Miami that the pro-Castro Kaepernick planted his flag there.
The NFL issued the following statement:
“The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans. While those discussions continue, the NFL has agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem.
“Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL’s policy regarding the national anthem. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room.
“We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities.”
It looks like all of Commissioner Roger Goodell’s plans to extricate his league from the racial grievance business have gone up like the proverbial bag of flaming dogshit.
It remains to be seen whether the ratings will continue plunging and empty seats will be commonplace in stadiums again this season but it’s a pretty good bet that those fans who were alienated by this garbage last season won’t be coming back.
Heck of a job Roger, your fecklessness may have killed the goose that laid the golden egg.