Let me get this straight..

Pittsburgh Steelers Ramon Foster had this to say about the controversy:

“I was kind of pissed at how people reacted to it,” said Foster. “In a sense, that we didn’t ask for that. We were thrown into this by some comments outside of the business and the sport of football. To see the backlash that I’m getting from back home, from people in my hometown on something I had no idea was going to go over like this or to have to warn my kids about certain stuff that hey, if somebody says something at school you have to let me and your mom know. We didn’t ask for that, we didn’t ask for this whole situation.”

So far, the football community has faced a well deserved backlash on how they’ve handled themselves during the controversy. Liberal supporters have been doing all they can to explain how patriotic the players are, even though most of the fans want the teams to honor the flag and then play football.

So what do you think would have happened had the Steelers, or for that matter, all the other teams decided that they would stand during the National Anthem?

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My guess: A short lived controversy.

Instead, the courageous resistance needs more heroes to align with so they’ve created the latest ridiculous narrative:

Rosa Parks faced jail time. The strong, brave million dollar players face … ridicule and hurt feelings.

Besides, if you believe there is such rife injustice (especially when cashing your large paychecks), did you think addressing it during the National Anthem was a good idea, especially when the next day, you’re back at work making new schemes for the next opponent on the schedule?

If you want to solve the injustice in the world, to fight for what’s right, it involves actually doing something about it away from the lines on the playing field, such as getting together with community leaders and police departments and finding solutions.

There isn’t a reasonable person around who wouldn’t praise you for going the extra mile to come up with solutions about fixing the issues near and dear to your heart.  Even in the NFL, the Walter Payton award is considered one of the most prestigious honors a player can receive. Players seem to work hard to achieve that kind of recognition. I would think your efforts in this area would earn extra recognition.

 

But yeah, the next opponent on the schedule, and more bending the knee…

18 thoughts on “Let me get this straight..

  1. He also said “For the fans that criticize us, bring it back to football. Take your political views somewhere else,” said Foster.

    Ummmmm….yeah. The fans need to take their political views somewhere else while coddled spoiled millionaires get to put their views on display on the field.

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    • “I was kind of pissed at how people reacted to it,” said Foster.”

      Oh, waaah. 🙄

      “In a sense, that we didn’t ask for that. We were thrown into this by some comments outside of the business and the sport of football.”

      Thrown into it? Did some rogue police officer hold a gun to his head and force him to disrespectfully kneel during the National Anthem?

      Um… yes, you did ask for it. You can say whatever you’d like, and behave in any manner of your choosing… but, what you can’t choose is other’s reactions to your asshattery.

      “To see the backlash that I’m getting from back home, from people in my hometown on something I had no idea was going to go over like this…”

      Yeah. He is sooooo well-informed of the issue he is “protesting” and the bandwagon he has opted to jump onto. 🙄 He apparently has been living under a rock if he is truly surprised at the backlash, and had no idea folks were going to react and vocalize their opinions of his behavior.

      “We didn’t ask for that, we didn’t ask for this whole situation.”

      Um… yes. Yes, you did. Oh, yay – just another wannabe victim. 🙄

      The word is… consequences. Here’s another word… dumbass.

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  2. If the “Players are not protesting the anthem” then why are they disrespecting it? The whole point of their gesture is to draw attention to their concerns by disrespecting and protesting the anthem.

    Beyond that, why do Liberals feel that I must be spoon fed politics in everything I do? Will there be loudspeakers, a la 1984, everywhere i go – on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields and in the streets and in the hills, telling me how to think? (sorry for the Churchill ripoff)

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  3. “If you want to solve the injustice in the world, to fight for what’s right, it involves actually doing something about it away from the lines on the playing field, such as getting together with community leaders and police departments and finding solutions.”
    Or perhaps donating a million dollars to charity like Colin Kaepernick also has done? Before parroting the “rich and ungrateful” arguments, please check facts.

    Why do we not see the same outrage for Trump’s American flag beer coolers? Or American flag body paint, or the millions of other ways the American flag is truly disrespected on a regular basis. Taking a knee during the anthem is an incredibly respectful way to highlight an issue. If they were turning their back, making a rude gesture, etc… then perhaps your racist rants might be a little more believable.

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  4. “Why do we not see the same outrage for Trump’s American flag beer coolers? Or American flag body paint, or the millions of other ways the American flag is truly disrespected on a regular basis.”

    The majority of folks use items donning the American flag (a variation of the flag, its colors, etc.), wear articles of clothing, etc. to honor this nation’s symbol of freedom and all that it stands for… it’s about patriotism. It is not disrespectful. Check the Flag Code if you are confused.

    “… then perhaps your racist rants might be a little more believable.”

    “THAT’S RACIST!” *yawn*

    What an easy and cheap shot… devoid of any thoughtful consideration, intelligence, and/or desire to civilly and respectfully discuss/debate the subject matter.

    I would ask for you, Kingdom’s Collide, to specifically point to anything… ANYthing… “racist” in this blog post. Or, as you called it… a “rant.” 🙄 I have now read through this three different times, and I see nothing but a well-informed, thoughtful expression of facts and opinion.

    You, and your ilk, have so butchered the word “racist” – and, have made nothing but a mockery of any and all issues regarding race and racism. All I can figure is y’all must be perfectly happy and perfectly content with racial issues as they stand today… or, y’all would be far more serious and committed to openly and honestly discussing the issues and working towards finding answers and solutions sans the “That’s racist!” screeching and ad hominem bullshit that y’all religiously inject into any and all discussions.

    It’s tedious and tiresome… and, ineffectual as hell. *smh*

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  5. Personally, I’m literally amazed that anyone gives a shit because this is easily in the top ten silliest stories I’ve ever heard. I’m shocked when your average NFL player makes it through the year without murdering someone.

    On the other hand, I look forward to the Republican silence when Senator-elect Kid Rock shows up for his swearing in wearing his American flag poncho. That’ll be so awesome.

    If conservatives were serious about anything, they’d be furious that the Obama Department of Defense started paying the NFL to put on these retarded displays in the first fucking place. It’s a titanic waste of money and not all that different from the kind of thing you’d see in countries with names that start with “The People’s Republic Of.”

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  6. What is the NFL Game Operations Manual? How important is it?

    “The NFL Football Operations “bible” is the Game Operations Manual — nearly 200 pages of procedures and policy for regular season games alone.”

    “The manual represents years of learning from overseeing and producing more than 15,000 NFL games…”

    “The NFL takes infractions of Game Operations rules seriously — so much so that clubs risk fines as high as $500,000 for violations “affecting the competitive aspects of the game.” Some violations, such as late arrival for kickoff, can result in yardage penalties, and failure to comply with a uniform policy can result in a player’s temporary removal from the game.

    The league takes violations seriously because it takes its responsibilities seriously. Good governance is an essential component in producing a fair and entertaining game.”

    NOW that we understand how serious the NFL takes its very own document…

    From the NFL Game Operations Manual (only verified by a Liberal MSM TIME article – the manual apparently was never uploaded to the internet):

    “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

    During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”

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