Several players in the NFL took a patriotic stand over the weekend and honored the nearly 3,000 victims of the deadly terror attacks on 9/11/2001, and apparently the league wasn’t too happy about it.
The NFL has recently been in the spotlight after social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick decided he wasn’t going to stand for the National Anthem until perceived “injustices” in America were resolved. While his decision outraged Americans, the league said it supports his right to protest and that nothing would be done about it.
However, such isn’t the case for three players who also took a stand during a game, only theirs wasn’t for social justice. Instead, Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson and New York Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz all worse patriotic cleats during Sunday’s game, and they’re paying a stiff price as a result.
Apparently, Roger Goodell’s leftist transformation of the league is complete, and now players showing pride in their country are punished while those spitting in its eye go unscathed. Originally, it was thought that the league was going to turn a blind eye to the players honoring 9/11 victims, but a report from Fox News says otherwise.
Trace Gallagher: After wearing patriotic cleats "all three expect to be fined about $6K [by NFL] for the gesture." pic.twitter.com/q0UuvLJdUo
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 13, 2016
Yes, you read that right. The players are going to be fined $6,000 each for breaking the uniform policy during a game. It’s no wonder that the hashtag #BoycottNFL took off last week, considering the league seems to be operating completely ass backwards when it comes to being patriotic.
Speaking of which, reaction to the news was swift, and it’s safe to say that people are quite upset with the NFL’s decision.
— Deplorable Deuce (@MrDeuce25) September 13, 2016
— Mikeala (@MikealaFee) September 13, 2016
@FoxNews … But the disrespect shown by not standing during the anthem is supported. What a world
— Nationalist Canuck (@CanadaPatriots) September 13, 2016
— Winter_Dryden (@Winter_Dryden) September 13, 2016
— Yogafied (@yogafied) September 13, 2016
@FoxNews God WILL Bless these players!!! NFL SHAME on you!!! Sickening "deplorables"
— Laughgal (@onelaughgal) September 13, 2016
Indeed. It’s truly more deplorable to support those disrespecting the nation while punishing those showing pride and honoring victims of Islamic terror. But unfortunately such an attitude seems to be the new norm in our country, where it’s now “trendy” for spoiled millionaires to say they hate the very nation that provided them a privileged life they’d never have anywhere else in the world.
There’s only 54 more days until we decide who our next president is. For the sake of this nation and everything it stands for, let’s pray it’s a landslide victory for Trump.