Even with washed up footballer Colin Kaepernick sitting jobless on the sidelines, the NFL is not without its controversial anthem protests.
Kaepernick’s bizarre behavioral change during his unexpectedly final season in the NFL was nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt meant to drum up support for the undeserving quarterback who was destined for the bench. By lashing out at police with his derogatory clothing choices, and by disrespecting the men and women of our armed forces by refusing to stand for the National Anthem, Kaepernick locked up his place in liberal history and ensured that he would see his final 15 minutes of fame before withering away into obscurity.
Unfortunately, even with the NFL giving the has-been QB the cold shoulder this year, a number of heirs to the anti-American throne have emerged, including twelve Cleveland Browns players who took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner at Monday night’s preseason shindig.
This has quite predictably upset a great many Americans, including a chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars who have sent an extremely clear message to the entire Browns organization this week.
“After multiple members of the Browns roster opted to kneel during the national anthem prior to the team’s preseason victory over the New York Giants, VFW Strongsville 3345 decided to take a stand against its hometown team. Earlier this week, the post erected a sign announcing a new policy.
“‘We like our Browns – we love our flag more,’ the sign reads. ‘Your games will no longer be shown here. God bless America.’
“The sign has since gone viral on social media, having been shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook.
“‘For us, it doesn’t sit real well,’ Tim Zvoncheck, the commander of VFW Post 3345, told WKYC by phone Thursday night. ‘We understand that everybody has the right to free speech. Everybody has a right to their specific feelings. But we don’t feel they have the right to disrespect… we’re not going to stand for this anymore.’
“National anthem protests have been a hot button issue dating back to now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the anthem throughout the 2016 season in an effort to bring attention to what he saw as racial injustice in America. While Kaepernick is no longer employed by an NFL team, several other players have taken up his cause this preseason, including Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett.
“The Browns’ protest, however, marked the largest protest by a single team the NFL has seen yet — and came a week after Cleveland coach Hue Jackson stated that he hoped his players wouldn’t take part in such demonstrations.”
The Browns’ protest comes at a time in which a number of race-baiting pundits and organizations are attempting to shame the NFL into giving Colin Kaepernick a job.
Of course, Kaepernick’s antics aside, the lack of ability shown by the underperforming quarterback over the course of the last few seasons tops the list of why Kaepernick is still unemployed. When combined with the circus that follows him wherever he goes, there isn’t a coach or owner in the league who would wish to bestow the shame of his signing on their team or city.