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Trump-BOYCOTT NFL teams whose players refuse to stand for the National Anthem

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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts-49ers game after players reportedly kneel




Vice President Mike Pence spoke out on Sunday about why he left a football game between the Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game, the same day it emerged that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has said he'd stand for the national anthem if if given a chance to play football in the NFL again.

“I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence tweeted.





posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: loam


Good for V.P. Pence. Players putting their personal gripes ahead of the sacrifices of fellow Americans who enabled them to become millionaires is disgusting! Particularly while America is recovering from the Las Vegas massacre, 7 days ago.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: loam

the reason kaepernick began to kneel for the anthem was



"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,"

why kaepernick kneeled in the first place

i don't believe this. all those players make more in a year than i will in my life. they had access to education that i would have to work several jobs to afford. kaepernick himself was raisded by Caucasian parents. yet he kneels here claiming the u.s. is a country out to oppress black people or people of color?

no man no way.

all our military men and women of all colors fought and died to give us the freedoms we enjoy today. our country stands for opportunity, religious freedom, and so much more. it's a slap in the face to all americans when these athletes, actors, musicians, and anyone else, kneels.

they have the right to do as they wish.
i have the right to not watch their games.
they have a freedom to speak their minds.
i have a freedom to point out why i don't agree.

as a side note:
it surprises me that anyone who speaks against the kneeling is labeled a racist.
the people i speak to who are not happy with the kneeling are not racist.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: loam

So, you think he didn't expect players to kneel?

Nice bit of theatrics though.

edit on 10/8/2017 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: loam

So, you think he didn't expect players to kneel?

Nice bit of theatrics though.


theatrics? maybe
but i would say it is theatrics when these athletes kneel for the national anthem. what good are they doing?
they brought a spotlight to their cause.
now what?
they have wealth and influence to do great things in the communities they say they care about. other than putting their name on a charity and show up for some photo ops, what else are they doing?

i'd have more sympathy to a celebrity who works with local legislators in the communities they are concerned about to make change for the better for the people who live there.

i'd have more sympathy to a celebrity who is in the community working with the locals trying to improve the life of the people who live there.

i realize there are some who do just that. i have a lot of respect for them and their efforts.

but most celebrities/athletes sit at home, party, and complain about how oppressed they are.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: subfab

Yes, the athletes have stolen the reputation of the NFL and elevated their own cause above it.
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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Phage

So you think Pence is doing this for theatrics over the actual facts of the players disregarding those that have fallen for their free speech!? Shame on YOU!
edit on 8-10-2017 by thepixelpusher because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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So Pence's VP Twitter account tweeted out a photo of the 49ers-Colts game which was immediately discovered to be a pic of the 2014 meetup from his old governor account.

This is a publicity stunt through and through. They knew damn well some of the 49ers would kneel. A pure waste of taxpayer money flying him out and securing the stadium for his barely-there presence.

Some of you are so dead set on not giving liberals a millimeter of pleasure that you will eat anything the current administration throws in your face.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: tate566

And you will willing chump down the Libs party line. You have let the Globalist control your mind.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: thepixelpusher

Lol. Chomp down the libs party line? Both lines are s**t

You were so quick to throw me into a category just off of one view. That's what really sucks about your post.
edit on 08/29/2013 by tate566 because: Another opinion added



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: Phage

They knelt just like puppets, ya? Puppet master level ... er, master.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Phage

They knelt just like puppets, ya? Puppet master level ... er, master.


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is finally getting fed up with these selfish millionaire players. He's now saying, "If you don't stand up for the Anthem, you will not play in the game."


Jones’ comments, the strongest made on the anthem controversy, came after he was asked about Vice President Mike Pence leaving the game in Indianapolis early after several San Francisco 49ers players took a knee during the national anthem.
SOURCE: www.foxnews.com...

As an aside, Jones and the Cowboys were IN TOTAL AWE at how AARON ROGERS's Green Bay Packers snatched victory from them today. 75 yards in 1 minute for a winning touchdown.
www.nfl.com...

edit on 10/9/2017 by carewemust because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: luthier

M'kay.

Let's see where the NFL really is after the dust settles.

Doubt it will be better off.


‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Hits Season Low

You were saying?


edit on 10-10-2017 by loam because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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My point in showing you the rating was that you have no idea until a season has gone by. Last year Colin Kap increased ratings.

Watch everyone stand in three weeks and find a different way to protest and the ratings will soar.

And all the sheep being led through the negative feedback loop will have enjoyed the ride.

It's seriously a meaningless issue. Politicians love to take things out of context and wag the dog.

This is Bill Clinton level stuff though.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: loam

So, you think he didn't expect players to kneel?

Nice bit of theatrics though.


They made their statement and he made his. What's your beef? Free speech on both sides. Sheesh.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:10 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: carewemust


It looked like only 4 or 5 Seahawk players were sitting.

Which has been the case since last year.
Until Trump opened his face.



So the NFL crybabies are going to show Trump and stomp their feet and kneel endlessly!? Another reason not to pay attention to these millionaire crybabies. Now if they decided to do it on their own time, that might give them some cred.
edit on 18-10-2017 by thepixelpusher because: typo



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: thepixelpusher

So now being the best at what you do, working hard, and becoming a millionaire is a bad thing. Especially if you did it from a crappy neighborhood?

I guess it's better to make your money the old fashion way,..by inheriting it..withe the family business.
edit on 18-10-2017 by luthier because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: thepixelpusher

So now being the best at what you do, working hard, and becoming a millionaire is a bad thing. Especially if you did it from a crappy neighborhood?

I guess it's better to make your money the old fashion way,..by inheriting it..withe the family business.


Way to distort what I said. Apply at CNN right now! My bottom line is this is a fad with these players. How many are really supporting these causes off the field!?
edit on 18-10-2017 by thepixelpusher because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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originally posted by: thepixelpusher

originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: thepixelpusher

So now being the best at what you do, working hard, and becoming a millionaire is a bad thing. Especially if you did it from a crappy neighborhood?

I guess it's better to make your money the old fashion way,..by inheriting it..withe the family business.


Way to distort what I said. Apply at CNN right now! My bottom line is this is a fad with these players. How many are really supporting these causes off the field!?


Quite a few. Maybe do a little research.

Start with Colin.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: luthier

Good then, Keep it off the field!




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