Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick created a firestorm when he kneeled for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Ever since, he’s been treated as a hero while many athletes have mimicked his protest.
But one sports team just put an end to the anti-American anthem protests.
One of the most absurd aspects of Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American, anti-police protest was how it spread to other continents.
Soccer clubs in Great Britain began kneeling in solidarity with the radical movement, which had nothing to do with injustice in their own country.
And no teams were kneeling for human rights abuses in China against Hong Kong pro-freedom demonstrators and the Uyghurs Muslims.
But the English club Brentford FC finally ended the useless protest.
No Kneeling: Scotland and Wales Players All Remain Standing Before Rugby Game https://t.co/dqYZ67xQju
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In a statement, the team said:
“As a group of players, we have decided we will no longer take a knee before the start of matches…This decision has come after lengthy discussions as a group. We have been taking a knee before games since June but, like many of our fellow players at other clubs, no longer believe that this is having an impact.”
It was always absurd for Britons to protest supposed systemic police brutality in America.
The protests showed that many people were willing to go along to get along because of the progressive agenda being pushed by the corporate media in all western countries.
Kaepernick has been radicalized to the far left, as were the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement years earlier.
Their goals are authoritarian in nature, but they’re being billed as “liberation,” as in liberation from free markets.
The hallmark of nearly every oppressive regime begins with the abolition of property rights and freedom of commerce.
Even though Brentford players decided to stand, that doesn’t mean Kaepernick has lost popularity.
He’s still being treated as a messianic figure by the left, and “woke” corporations are perfectly willing to take advantage.
Both the NBA and NFL toned down their political pandering after a severe viewership collapse, so the realization that the majority of fans do not want to be sermonizing is slowly catching on.
The loss of revenue is also driving down the salary cap in the NBA and NFL, so the players finally get to put their money where their mouths are.
The sooner the divisive anthem protests end, the better for the country.
The radical left has been attempting to tear apart the fabric of the United States for a long time, and they’re making progress in ways many thought impossible.