The NAACP is rushing to the defense of the NFL anthem protesters by playing the race card.
They simply search for racial injustices where there are none.
So the NAACP came to the defense of the NFL anthem protests with a disgusting statement.
Everyone knows what’s happening with the NFL anthem protests by now—a bunch of spoiled millionaires are kneeling before the American Flag.
The flag that represents the country that gave them a home.
What they don’t get, obviously, is that soldiers fought and died for this country so that they can play a game for millions of dollars.
NFL owners give them large sums of money to play a sport for our enjoyment.
And what do they do? They disrespect our flag.
These players – and Colin Kaepernick who started it all – claim that it was because of police brutality against minorities.
But where is the outrage of black-on-black crime that’s been rampant in this country for decades?
Why didn’t they kneel before the flag because of rampant crime in Chicago?
This is hypocritical.
And now the NAACP is sticking their nose into this situation like they’re the authority on the matter.
The comments from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, that his players better stand for the national anthem or risk being benched, are still reverberating.
Now the NAACP is charging that the NFL owner would be violating his players’ civil rights by forcing them to stand.
“Jerry Jones’ comments are more than tone-deaf, more than misinformed and misguided – they are a public commitment by an NFL owner to violate his players’ Constitutional right to free speech,” said Tony Covington, the NAACP’s senior director of corporate affairs and a former NFL player, according to The Hill newspaper.
NAACP interim President and CEO Derrick Johnson agreed, adding, “This is not an issue about our flag, this is an issue about police brutality, (racism, and the ability of members of the NFL whose communities are disproportionately impacted by police misconduct to peacefully say enough.”
The civil rights group’s condemnation was spurred by the NFL owner’s comments last weekend.
“If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. OK? Understand? If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period. Period,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News on Sunday.
Almost immediately, the players union released a statement insisting that anthem protests are “conscientious” and “respectful” and said that they would not stand for their members’ rights being violated.
NFL players are union members and part of the labor movement that has woven the fabric of America for generations. Our full statement: pic.twitter.com/FMOXvz3G7h
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) October 9, 2017
At this point this is just pathetic. You don’t need to disrespect the uniform that protects you, especially when you’re fortunate enough to play a game for a good living.