After watching the video, click here
Friday, 09 September 2016 14:38
NFL needs to tackle Kapernick, Brandon Marshall, Seahawks National Anthem insults
Written by 
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

goodellIt all started when San Francisco 49ers journeyman quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit for the National Anthem. Then, other players started to join in, not only in football, but in other sports as well, such as soccer.

 Last night, Brandon Marshall, linebacker for the Denver Broncos, protested during the singing of the anthem by taking a knee. He said that it was a sign of solidarity for Kaepernick, his former college teammate. 

If this continues, it will eventually lead to severe problems for the NFL, which is the most popular professional sport in the country. Fans will tire of spending hard earned dollars supporting spoiled millionaires who trash their country. 

Kaepernick protested because of his anger at police actions, believing that they are unjustly targeting African Americans. For good measure, he wore socks that depicted police officers as pigs and has also worn shirts in support of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Marshall said his gesture was due to “social injustice” in the nation. In response, the Denver Broncos issued a statement clarifying that the players are always encouraged to stand for the anthem, but that it is “a personal decision.” 

This is pretty much the stance of the entire league, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. It is time that the NFL followed the lead of the NBA, which does not allow players to make show such disrespect toward the anthem. Their players are required to stand and if they refuse, they are fined. 

The NFL has no such requirement in their collective bargaining agreement with the players, but it might be a good idea to explore some type of penalty if this nonsense continues for much longer.  For example, this weekend, the entire Seattle Seahawks team is considering some sort of a protest during the singing of the anthem. 

If an entire team insults Americans by refusing to stand for the anthem, the response might be more vocal from the fans. Already, there is a rumbling of discontent from the people who pay for high priced tickets and allow athletes like Kaepernick to make millions of dollars. In a recent online survey by the California data firm Zip, over 75% of football fans expressed support for a boycott of the 49ers because of Kaepernick’s protest. The survey featured responses form 4,487 users from all across the country.   

Americans obviously enjoy the NFL, but the actions of players turned activists has started to sour even hard core fans. Now, four players have refused to stand for the anthem and maybe an entire team is planning to act in unison. 

At some point, the NFL may start to suffer financially as Americans may decide to spend their dollars in support of people who appreciate the country, not those who show such hatred toward the country.


Last modified on Friday, 09 September 2016 15:55
Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at Ringside Politics.

Visit Jeff Crouere's Google Plus Page

Visit Bayoubuzz's Google Page

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Comey's Russia testimony was bad omen for Trump
  • Contenders to succeed N. Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson, at starting gate
  • JBE spending governance leads to Louisiana's lower credit ratings
  • Will distorting RussiaGate backfire on Trump and Company?

watergateEven the Russians are talking about the impeachment of Donald Trump. The L.A. Times reported on Monday, March 20, 2017, “Sergei Markov, a Moscow-based political analyst and a former lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, claimed the hearings into Russian meddling in the 2016 election are ‘related to an attempt to impeach Trump.’”

Read More

mike johnson2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Saturday is election day
    The race for the District 8 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives highlights election day this Saturday, March 25.
    It is a special election called to fill the seat of Rep. Mike Johnson, who was elected to Congress.  The winner will serve out the remainder of his term.

Read More

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Louisiana has endured adverse credit rating changes since edwards midDemocrat Gov. John Bel Edwards assumed office, completing a downgrade trifecta last week.

Read More

backgunThe post-mortem on the Donald Trump-Comey-House Intelligence Hearing Monday continues.

On the extreme right, from the jowls of someone who knows a thing or two about investigations against a President, Pat Buchannan, there is still “nothing there, there”.


Read More

BB Menu



Trump Talk: Ryancare, Russia, Investigations, Travel ban--with Jeff Crouere

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1