Despite the reality that most professional athletes are extremely anti-President Trump, many team owners support our commander in chief.
It’s an issue that’s obviously sensitive to those players because on one hand, they’re getting paid millions of dollars to be a part of the team and on the other; the person who signs their checks is completely antithetical to their worldview.
But this NFL anthem-kneeler is furious with his team’s owner for planning a huge fundraiser for President Trump.
A little under a year ago a leaked Miami Dolphins guideline to the Associated Press said that players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy after it was leaked.
Hours after the leak, the Miami Dolphins backpedaled and the NFL Players Association successfully froze the rule because of the immense backlash it caused in the liberal media.
The NFL and NFLPA issued a joint statement saying, “through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy. No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.”
It went on to say they want to “reflect the great values of America,” but it’s been over a year but no new compromise occurred. It’s as if they forgot or wanted to ignore the issue altogether.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills kneeled during every pregame National Anthem last season and is a staunch President Trump-hater.
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, however, is a Trump supporter and is planning a fundraiser for Trump’s reelection on Friday in his New York home in the Hamptons with tickets costing $100,000 – and $250,000 for lunch, a photo and a private roundtable.
And Kenny Stills is angry about it – specifically because Ross’ RISE foundation – Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality – because he thinks it’s hypocritical.
Developer Stephen Ross, of The Related Companies, (which developed Hudson Yards and owns @Equinox and @soulcycle) is hosting a fundraiser for President Trump in The Hamptons. $250,000 for lunch, a photo and a private roundtable. https://t.co/unTnaKTMav
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) August 6, 2019
Kenny Stills commented, “You can’t have a non profit with this mission statement then open your doors to Trump.”
— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) August 7, 2019
RISE mission statement reads, “We are a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.”
But Apparently, according to Stills, these two things can’t be mutually exclusive because Trump is apparently a racist. Liberals have been pointing fingers and claiming our commander in chief is a white supremacist, even though he condemned the shootings in an address to the nation this week following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
Stills, along with his Carolina Panthers colleague Eric Reid, have already stated they will kneel during the National Anthem this upcoming season that begins a month from now.
Who’s the hypocrite now?