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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:43 AM

NFL Players Kneel, Raise Fists During National Anthem in Preseason Games

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NFL Players Kneel, Raise Fists During National Anthem in Preseason Games


Several NFL players raised their fists or took a knee during the national anthem at preseason games on Thursday night, reigniting the social justice protests that provoked the wrath of President Trump last season. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who had promised earlier this week that players would soon let their stance be known on a new anthem policy, raised his fist, along with cornerback De'Vante Bausby. Jenkins and other Eagles players wore a T-shirt during pregame warm-ups that read, “More than 60 percent of prison populations are people of color” and “Nearly 5,000 kids are in adult prisons and jails.” Several Miami Dolphins players also joined in the protest, with defensive end Robert Quinn reportedly raising a fist as wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee. Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player who started the national anthem protest movement, hailed Stills and Wilson for continuing “the protest of systemic oppression.” The renewed protests come just weeks after the league sowed confusion by initially vowing to fine teams with protesting players, only to backtrack on that new policy and announce it would work with the NFL Players Association to reach an agreement on the matter.


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Reply NFL Players Kneel, Raise Fists During National Anthem in Preseason Games (Original post)
babylonsister Aug 10 OP
malaise Aug 10 #1
Pepsidog Aug 10 #2
babylonsister Aug 10 #3
calimary Aug 10 #8
alphafemale Aug 10 #4
Pepsidog Aug 10 #18
docgee Aug 10 #5
KG Aug 10 #6
bullwinkle428 Aug 10 #14
smirkymonkey Aug 11 #20
uponit7771 Aug 11 #23
MineralMan Aug 11 #21
uponit7771 Aug 11 #22
Racerdog1 Aug 10 #7
ProfessorGAC Aug 10 #12
DemocracyMouse Aug 10 #16
ProfessorGAC Aug 11 #19
DemocracyMouse Aug 11 #24
heaven05 Aug 10 #9
Harker Aug 10 #10
KG Aug 10 #11
DemocracyMouse Aug 10 #17
CRK7376 Aug 10 #13
Harker Aug 10 #15

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:49 AM

1. Perfect

Fuck you Don the Con!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:40 AM

2. We have much bigger problems than this distraction

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:56 AM

3. I can multitask. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:03 AM

8. So can I.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:59 AM

4. In what way?

People being beaten to death for a broken tail light is a very big problem.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:57 PM

18. Knell away NFL, it's your right. We don't need headlines about it

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:09 AM

5. It's a distraction for don the fucking con

while Meuller kneecaps him.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:38 AM

6. I lulz'd

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:37 AM

14. Mango Muthafucka is making this a distraction.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 11:52 AM

20. Bingo!

He is the only one who is making this a divisive issue. The players should do what they feel is right according to their conscience. The moron in the White House should just shut his fat trap about it.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:07 PM

23. +1

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:01 PM

21. What they're protesting is one of our big problems.

It's happening everywhere, or didn't you notice.

Wait...you do know why they're protesting, right?

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:06 PM

22. We can walk and chew gum at the same time while prioritizing

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:45 AM

7. Note to owners:

We are not your slaves, we are the team. Without us, what have you got?

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Response to Racerdog1 (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:18 AM

12. They're Also The Entire Product

Owners like to remind us that it's a business, but it's clear that some of them don't get, as you said, without the players, they have nothing to sell.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:46 AM

16. They're also citizens with the same rights as anyone else

They can play football, signal their deep contempt for a cruel and failing country, and also scramble eggs. (Lest we forget they're not just a product)

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 11:30 AM

19. Don't Put Words In My Mouth

I never said they were "just product"
Go back and read what I actually said.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:42 PM

24. Ok

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:10 AM

9. excellent

 

fight racism...RESIST. Your brother Colin was the sacrifice. Honour that while sitting on the sidelines(no sports pun intended).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:14 AM

10. I quit watching football a few years ago

but I'm really glad to hear that the NFL hasn't crushed the spirits of all the players.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:15 AM

11. solidarnosc

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Response to KG (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:48 AM

17. Solidarity!!! (We should all practice that!)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:27 AM

13. Well done NFL players!

Keep jabbing trump in the eye over his stupidity. Protest and bring up the issues that we are not a united country, that racism is prolific in the USA and that as a nation we are better than our racist president. This 38 year ArmyVeteran does not feel insulted at by your actions of taking a knee to fist in the air. Well done NFL players!

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Response to CRK7376 (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:45 AM

15. Thank you

for not losing sight of what you were defending!

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