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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:32 PM

Easy answer to NFL players kneeling "controversy".

For those of you that have attended both college and pro football games, you know that the college teams don’t come out of their locker rooms until AFTER the national anthem has been played.
Pro teams could do the same if the tv networks would move kickoffs back a few minutes.

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Reply Easy answer to NFL players kneeling "controversy". (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Aug 2018 OP
Squinch Aug 2018 #1
backtoblue Aug 2018 #5
RockRaven Aug 2018 #2
Mike Rows His Boat Aug 2018 #3
Solly Mack Aug 2018 #4
johnp3907 Aug 2018 #6
unblock Aug 2018 #7
uppityperson Aug 2018 #8
Funtatlaguy Aug 2018 #9
Elwood P Dowd Aug 2018 #10
Trust Buster Aug 2018 #11
LiberalFighter Aug 2018 #12
smirkymonkey Aug 2018 #13
Funtatlaguy Aug 2018 #14
LiberalFighter Aug 2018 #15
Grammy23 Aug 2018 #16
Funtatlaguy Aug 2018 #17
Grammy23 Aug 2018 #18
Funtatlaguy Aug 2018 #19

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:44 PM

1. Why should they? Its a respectful and righteous protests, it's purpose is to be seen.

I wish I were a football fan. This middle-aged white lady would be taking a knee with those guys.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:07 PM

5. I agree

Taking a knee in silence is the one of the most peaceful ways to protest. It hurts no one by either the humble kneeling or their silent opposition to violence.

I would kneel with them.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

2. That's how the NFL was too until 2009. They could easily go back to the "traditional" way.

Someone needs to tell Trump that having the NFL players on the field for the anthem is something Obama started. Then he'll be against it.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:00 PM

4. No. It's a peaceful protest. They shouldn't be attacked or punished for it.

What people should do is to start thinking about what is being protested - police brutality against POC.

Instead of mindlessly embracing symbols & words over actually living up to the ideas of justice, equality, freedom, liberty.

If protests against police brutality of POC makes a person uncomfortable or angry, then the problems is with the people getting their panties in a wad - not the protests.

A lot of football players are famous and have a name - and they are using that fame for good.

No different than any well known person doing the same.

And it is a common practice to get well known people to speak out against injustices.

They have a larger audience and the message gets out.

The only problem now is some white people getting offended.

And to that I say - So?


White people who feel the need to turn the protest into something it isn't. White people who feel the need to take a truth - racism in America - and turn a protest against that racism into an attack on them as white people - which they equate with the whole of America (as if America and white were synonymous).

Well, if the white hood fits - wear it.

What should offend them is police brutality against POC.

Not the actions to stop it.

Their anger at a peaceful protest lets the rest of us know just what kind of person they are - and it ain't good.





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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:25 PM

6. A better idea:

Focus on what the protests are ABOUT!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:27 PM

7. Nice compromise. White supremacists are spared seeing protests

And black people keep dying.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:34 PM

8. I'd rather they focus on what the protests are about.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:29 PM

9. I would too. However, this issue is a

Winning one with many independents for Trump due to the way the MSM covers it.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:44 PM

10. I've seen polls showing 55 percent or more side with Trump on this issue.

Best thing to do is go back and do the National Anthem before the players come on the field. That's the way it's always been done at college games. Take away an issue that helps him.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:14 PM

11. I agree. It would be the logical compromise.

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:27 PM

12. Why is the national anthem even played?

It has nothing to do with football or any professional sport.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:29 PM

13. Good point.

I am sick of this nationalistic bullshit.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:29 PM

14. Indeed. And in the South, we also get a prayer

before most sporting events.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:36 PM

15. The prayer thing has to sting sometimes.

Even if they pray for the players to be safe or the better team to win maybe up to half the fans and players why they lost if they were the better team. Or players got hurt.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:49 PM

16. I have relatives who routinely pray (quite sincerely) for safe travels


for themselves or other family members who are on trips. They regularly offer “thanks to god” for safe travels when they go any where of much distance and have an accident or breakdown free trip. I often wonder what they think when friends or family members have accidents. Did god take his eye off the road? Were they on their own for a time? 😳

As for ball players, especially high schoolers in the south, it is expected to pray for a safe outcome for the players. So what are they to conclude when one of them has a severe concussion or spinal cord injury? What happened that god didn’t hold them all in the palm of his hand to prevent it? They never ask that question.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 03:12 AM

17. They would say: "God works in mysterious ways".

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 08:46 AM

18. It is a lesson they were chosen to experience.


No matter how horrendous the disease or accident, they sincerely believe there is a lesson in it. And that they were chosen specifically by god to go through it. “He will never give me more than I can carry.” So it is okay no matter what the outcome. It is part of the “plan”.

Shaking my head. 🤔

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 09:14 AM

19. Yep. I remember those exact words from Sunday School.

I would argue back .....why pray....if the outcome is already determined....
If God is all knowing and all powerful, how can God also be all loving when allowing terrible things to happen to Gods children....
....they told me that “we aren’t supposed to know why God does many things....we don’t have that capability....just accept the outcome as pre ordained and appropriate and Gods will which we should always accept without question “.

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