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Old September 6th, 2017, 07:34 AM   #1
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Kneeling during national anthem?

Just been reading about this....

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Cleveland's police union will not be holding the American flag for a pregame ceremony for the Brown's first game Sept. 10, Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis said late Friday.
Cleveland police union will not hold flag during Browns' opener, citing players kneeling during National Anthem | cleveland.com

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I am not going to participate or work with management that allows their players to disrespect the flag and the national anthem, Loomis said.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.102c645bcd78

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Kaepernick's protest was originally in response to multiple incidents involving police shooting unarmed black men. The protests re-emerged following violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlotesville, Virginia.
Group of Browns players kneel, huddle together during national anthem | cleveland.com

I guess a few people are a wee bit pissed off with the politicisation of Sport? Is this something that's gaining traction in the US?
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Old September 6th, 2017, 08:05 AM   #2
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Just been reading about this....




I guess a few people are a wee bit pissed off with the politicisation of Sport? Is this something that's gaining traction in the US?
The primary reaction from what I can tell is a form of boycott in that many Americans simply avoid anything to do with this team in hopes it bankrupts the owners into ditching the offending players. It certainly worked with the initiator who was not picked up by any team during the draft and probably seriously regrets his actions while he pawns his cleats.

These guys make millions because our country lets them for "Playing" and then have the nerve to disrespect it.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #3
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They should be disciplined.
from the coach of Kaepenick...
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Niners coach Chip Kelly told reporters Saturday that Kaepernick's decision not to stand during the national anthem is "his right as a citizen" and said "it's not my right to tell him not to do something."
Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem - NFL.com

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The NFL also released a statement, obtained by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: "Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem."
I guess the organisation doesn't give a crap about it so long as the cash keeps rollin in.....and now a quick message from our sponsors....
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Old September 6th, 2017, 09:07 AM   #4
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....snip...I guess the organisation doesn't give a crap about it so long as the cash keeps rollin in.....and now a quick message from our sponsors....
More likely they must follow the Constitutional rights granted to all citizens. The member teams however also have rights which is why lil' Kappy no longer has a job because no one wanted him.

They made the wise decision to avoid him in order to avoid fans avoiding THEM.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 09:45 AM   #5
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They made the wise decision to avoid him in order to avoid fans avoiding THEM.
True.... but what of the Browns guys though? Kappy as you say was pretty well knackered after surgery but these guys are not in that situation. Wonder if there will be fan protests if it carries on...

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Old September 6th, 2017, 10:19 AM   #6
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True.... but what of the Browns guys thought? Kappy as you say was pretty well knackered after surgery but these guys are not in that situation. Wonder if there will be fan protests if it carries on...
What the players think of the fans is not important, what the fans think of the players IS. What the owners think might matter but not as much as money.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 10:39 AM   #7
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Niners coach Chip Kelly told reporters Saturday that Kaepernick's decision not to stand during the national anthem is "his right as a citizen" and said "it's not my right to tell him not to do something."
when you are on the job, you don't have the "right" to protest. Most jobs are that way. If I had a politically correct whipped boss he might let me, but he shouldn't.
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In any sensible country, these totalitarian, money-corrupted mass sporting events would be outlawed.

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Old September 6th, 2017, 04:25 PM   #9
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ONLY crimes are outlawed. Since it is not one, you are therefore really out to lunch on this one!
The crimes committed by the Sports Mafia are legion.
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American or Foreign?
What's the difference? They are all owned and controlled by the same Billionaire Oligarchs.
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I have, in many of my postings.

Your brainwashing prevents you from retaining any information which approaches the truth.
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