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.......Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rap Alejandro Villanueva, while his jersey sales soar

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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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Here's my two cents for whatever it's worth....

I feel that patriotism, the flag, and the national anthem all have different meanings to different people. For example, I have fairly strong feelings towards the flag and anthem. Personally, I feel that it's disrespectful not standing for the anthem and burning the flag, or at the very least, a bad showing of manners. One of my biggest regrets in life was not being able to serve my country(ironically due to a football injury). Despite my personal feelings towards standing, kneeling, or sitting during the anthem, I will not condemn somebody else for exercising their right to do or say as long as it falls within their legal right to do so.

That said....

What's really pissing me off about Villeneuve coming out and standing alone, is all of the talk of him wanting attention, or not being a good teammate, or whatever screwed up narrative people want to use to disrespect the man. The dude is a DECORATED VET! There's pretty good chance that he has had people he has served with lose their lives while serving their country. The anthem and flag mean something more to this man than a lot of other people.

I'd bet my next paycheck that his standing for the anthem, alone, had absolutely NOTHING to do with the protests, President, or police violence. He's not doing it to stand out, or make a statement. He's not protesting or being a nonconformist. He is standing for something bigger than himself. He's standing for the people that HE served with, HIS brothers and sisters that have gave all for their country. ANYBODY that ridicules Villeneuve for standing up should be ashamed of themselves.


One last thing,
ANYBODY that feels that Alejandro Villeneuve owes some sort of apology for standing up during the National Anthem can TRULY GO F***OFF. Most of us aren't worthy of cleaning this guy's jock strap, much less criticize him for showing a little decency and respect for his country and fellow soldiers.




posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 09:47 PM
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 09:48 PM
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Why is the NFL funded by State dollars?

Taxpayers are funding the punks salaries?

Needs to Stop!



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
Kaepernick is the only player in the top 50 for merchandise sales who isn’t on a roster.


And let's guess what demographic is buying his jersey.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I think they are funding the stadium builders but sure run with it.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Sure let's guess.

And let's guess the demographic of any person who spends $100+ on an NFL jersey as knee jerk political reaction.

Will they give the jersey after Villanova regrets what he did?



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


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A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Don't bite the hand that feeds you, eh?
edit on 25-9-2017 by Arnie123 because: heh



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


]


A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


]


A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.


And people who were just ravaged by hurricanes...



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:19 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


]


A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.
I do when spoiled millionaires crap all over our America.

Liberals hate America, /Gryphon Shrug
edit on 25-9-2017 by Arnie123 because: heh



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


]


A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.
I do when spoiled millionaires crap all over our America.

Liberals hate America, /Gryphon Shrug

Trump hates America?
/Arnie Shrug



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.


And people with hemorrhoids and maybe Richard Gere.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.


And people with hemorrhoids and maybe Richard Gere.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


]


A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.


Nope, just the whiney football players. But your attempt at contribution is appreciated.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


]


A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.


Nope, just the whiney football players. But your attempt at contribution is appreciated.

Your attempt is more appreciated.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: RomeByFire

originally posted by: c2oden
Please make this stop.
I just want to watch football.


Thank President Donald Trump for making the NFL political again.



Trump was president last football season? WOW! Russia has some 'splainin to do.
:rolleyes:

This situation is ridiculous enough without armchair pundits taking it off the deep end, man. This was started by Colin Kapernick last year to attract the eye of an activist female DJ in San Fransisco who made his nethers tingle. He turned everything he saw into a political farce and dumped the rest of the league into his whirlwind, nothing more, nothing less.


Remember the good old days when a Tim Tebow gave prayer gestures on the field and then got blackballed out of playing for any more teams, seems just like yesterday.......The NFL said no to using their stage for anything other than football.
He gave a knee and got the boot.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 11:48 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Or let out steam



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 12:39 AM
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originally posted by: face23785
a reply to: theantediluvian

Speaking of little knowledge of history, you might wanna read a Civil War book or two. No matter which side the war is analyzed from, all but a few historians acknowledge slavery was merely the catalyst. The war was about a whole host of issues, both for the leaders and for the grunts in the field. Put down the propaganda.


*Yawn*

You're certainly cocksure. I know, let's play a game. Why don't you compose a short list of what you believe to be the primary causes of secession and the Civil War, avoiding any that are tied to slavery. Let me know how that works out.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: Arnie123

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP




America has spoken, Fire the SOB's!!!!


]


A small portion of Americans have spoken for themselves and no one else.


But enough about whiney butthurt football players, amiright?

The only butthurt people here are Trump supporters.
I do when spoiled millionaires crap all over our America.

Liberals hate America, /Gryphon Shrug


Exercising Constituional rights = hating America

ATS right-wingers hates the Constituion

I was almost surprised for a minute





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