Protesting National Anthem in the NFL: GET OVER IT
In the United States, there has been many issues that have really torn our country a part. Yes, another fucking shooting by some idiot moron. So sad and irritating how I can go through my Twitter or Facebook feed, and almost every day, find something about another shooting. Now, as an avid deer hunter, I’m not really for gun control, but something has got to give, because this needs to end. Enough of my rant, the real point of this article is to discuss the never-ending saga of the national anthem in the NFL. The most watched thing on television is not Rick and Morty or Game of Thrones, but rather, the National Anthem! Who would’ve guessed, you’d probably have better luck winning the PowerBall then guessing that right. When did all of this National Anthem debacle begin? Well, up until 2009, NFL players were not forced to stand on the sidelines during the national anthem, and were probably taking a last second shit or getting that last second warm up in before the game. Fast forward to 2016 and the lovely Colin Kaepernick, who for once, was really taking a stand on something that has not garnered enough attention prior, which is social injustices. There have been plenty of stars that could’ve and should’ve done this, like Michael Jordan in the 90’s, Lebron in the mid 2000’s, or even Tiger Woods when he wasn’t porking girls on the side while being married, but Kaepernick risked his career and everything to take a stand on something that he believed in. That takes some giant balls and a huge cock to take a stand against social injustices, and do so during NFL games. Colin is a genius though, because he didn’t pay a dime for any of his t.v. time, but was able to get his point across. When people started to bitch and complain that he was disrespecting America by being “not American” and “disrespecting the military,” they couldn’t have been more off. He has said in basically every interview that he is not against military, I mean for goodness sakes, he’s had family members in the fucking military. Even with people still being against him and his sitting, before Week 1 of the 2016 NFL regular season, he met with Nate Boyer (with Kaepernick in picture), a former long snapper (Connor Wears, you have a chance) and Green Beret. For those of you that don’t know, a Green Beret is a fucking bad ass mother fucker and can basically do whatever the he wants because he was in special forces. Anyways, he met with Kaepernick and agreed with what he was doing, just wanted him to do so in a more respectful way, so that he would be respecting the military. So, they agreed that kneeling would be acceptable and respectful. Right then and there, this rodeo should’ve been over and I wouldn’t have to see tweets from the President of the United States on this topic, which by the way, he literally has no idea what the he is talking about.
President Trump and everyone else that was against Kaepernick and teams today that are not having their hand over their hearts for the national anthem, they are NOT AGAINST THE MILITARY AND DISRESPECTING THEM, THEY JUST WANT TO SHOW UNITY AND PEACEFULLY TAKE A STANCE ON SOMETHING THAT IS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY!! What continues to blow my mind about all of this is how the President of the United States has completely botched the whole point of these players protesting, and how it took the President of the United States saying something for the NFL as a whole to respond and do something about what Kaepernick started. So, fast forward to the NFL in the 2017 season and every game since President Trump decided to make absolutely no sense with his tweets toward the NFL, teams and what players are doing for the national anthem is becoming too much of a spectacle, and the whole idea behind all of this is being forgotten. The football player that began the protest that has changed the NFL is nowhere to be seen, yet, he’s the one that began all of this. “Piggybacking” off Colin Kaepernick by the NFL is definitely an understatement, and until Kaepernick get’s another chance in the NFL, the NFL will continue to get credit for what he started.
P.S.- I agree with everything that Colin Kaepernick started, but I still really despise him for what he did to the Green Bay Packers in the 2012 NFC Divisional Round, and in the 2014 NFC Divisonal Round in Lambeau after we had been 15 and fucking 1 that year and should’ve gotten Aaron Rodgers his 2nd Super Bowl title.