We may finally get the showdown that we deserve when it comes to the anthem kneeling cretins of the NFL and the American patriots they are disrespecting.
What began over a year ago with 2nd string, 3rd rate quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling against “racial injustice” during the National Anthem of 49er’s games has spread like the plague throughout the NFL. Players are not only disrespecting the flag by kneeling in silence, but entire teams have taken to hiding out of view during the patriotic moment. Players are stretching, sitting, talking, and largely ignoring the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Americans are angry, and rightfully so. For our nation, the playing of the National Anthem is a scared time. It’s a moment when we stop and appreciate that we live in a nation that affords us the pastimes and recreational activities that we enjoy. We remember during those few minutes the lives of those who sacrificed it all so that we could spend our Sundays watching grown men play a game.
To attack that moment is to attack America.
Now, as the NFL seasons slips into the abyss at the behest of these overpaid man-children, there are several games set to be played on Sunday – the day in which many will be observing Veterans Day. One enormous Facebook group is hoping to convince patriotic Americans to boycott the league altogether in a show of solidarity for the brave men and women of our armed forces.
“A massive Facebook group with hundreds of thousands of followers called for a nationwide boycott of the National Football League on Veterans Day Weekend, urging fans around the country to change the channel ‘in solidarity’ with Americans who respect the national anthem.
“‘We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for,’ says the group’s official website.
“‘Until millionaire football players stop protesting the National Anthem of the United States, we’ll be here,’ it adds.”
This concerted effort will certainly capture the attention of the struggling NFL and its leadership, who have already faced an incredible loss of revenue over the course of this season.
The protests will likely continue, despite the overwhelming agitation of the American people. Luckily for us, we live in a nation where there are ample opportunities to pursue happiness and be entertained.
The NFL will be missed, but only for a moment, thanks to the men and women who fought for my right to change the channel.