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Packers, Bears players lock arms during national anthem

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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:11 PM
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Thursday Night NFL game Sept 28, 2017.

At around 8:20pm EST, they played the National Anthem at the Green Bay Packers home field.

Packers vs Chicago Bears.

The Packers had announced they would lock arms during the Anthem and it looks like they did without any "knee-downs" !!

The Bears seemed to lock arms mostly and no apparent "knee-downs" either.

The crowd seemed enthusiastic too.

Well maybe the controversy is ending ?

Packers, Bears players lock arms during national anthem, while some Green Bay fans follow suit


Green Bay Packers players, coaches and staff locked arms during the national anthem Thursday night, a plan they revealed earlier this week, prior to their game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Many Bears players and coaches did the same.

Some fans in the stands also locked arms in unison with the Packers, while others held their hands over their hearts and some saluted during the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner.

A chant of "U-S-A" rolled through the stadium prior to the anthem.

Green Bay players released a statement through the team website Tuesday night inviting fans to join them in portraying unity, locking arms in the stands during the national anthem.






posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
Did anyone from these teams kneel in the past?



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

They would lock arms in the showers if they had to that is how strong their culture is! Good on them!



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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Well, time for the next news cycle then
What's it gonna be, ISIS or Asses?
Probably more asses.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
Well, time for the next news cycle then
What's it gonna be, ISIS or Asses?
Probably more asses.


More like grab 'em by the asses



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I have no issues with locking arms. In fact, I think it is a great display of team unity.

Maybe we have found a good compromise?



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: xuenchen
Did anyone from these teams kneel in the past?



No. They love America.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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End of the first quarter and there is no one in the stands.

Don't get too excited though, its just a weather delay.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: xuenchen
Did anyone from these teams kneel in the past?



No. They love America.


Here is why I ask.

If players kneeled before to protest but after the negative reaction from fans have elected not to, are they saying they value personal popularity over the plight of black people being targeted by racist police?


edit on 28-9-2017 by Grambler because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:47 PM
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I think they should all make out during the national anthem.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: Dudemo5

What's next stilettos instead of cleats.
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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: xuenchen

I have no issues with locking arms. In fact, I think it is a great display of team unity.

Maybe we have found a good compromise?

I guess we'll see over the weekend, but I'm fine with standing & linking arms. I think most fans would be OK with it.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:59 PM
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Packers, Bears players lock arms during national anthem


And they have punished the fans by doing no Lambeau Leaps.

I guess they think we're stupid and wouldn't notice they're whipping us the finger.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein



Well, time for the next news cycle then What's it gonna be, ISIS or Asses? Probably more asses.


Hey Kim, white house here, can you fire up another one of them test missiles again? things are getting kind of boring around here



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: Lurker1

Packers, Bears players lock arms during national anthem


And they have punished the fans by doing no Lambeau Leaps.

I guess they think we're stupid and wouldn't notice they're whipping us the finger.


Wow. Could this be a subtle way of the players "protesting" the fans?



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: Lurker1

Packers, Bears players lock arms during national anthem


And they have punished the fans by doing no Lambeau Leaps.

I guess they think we're stupid and wouldn't notice they're whipping us the finger.


Wow. Could this be a subtle way of the players "protesting" the fans?



Let them protest our meat and potatoes values.

We respect our country, our service personnel, and our flag.

At least we know now who doesn't.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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That's pretty gay. In fact, most fans decided not to link arms as requested.




ESPN’s Michele Steele tweeted that most fans did not actually link arms





Michele Steele‏Verified account @ESPNMichele Follow More Vast majority did not link arms but many sang along w the anthem. Right behind GB bench a sign: "Shame on the NFL. Vets stand for the flag" 5:29 PM - 28 Sep 2017

www.sbnation.com...



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
That's pretty gay. In fact, most fans decided not to link arms as requested.



ESPN’s Michele Steele tweeted that most fans did not actually link arms




Michele Steele‏Verified account @ESPNMichele Follow More Vast majority did not link arms but many sang along w the anthem. Right behind GB bench a sign: "Shame on the NFL. Vets stand for the flag" 5:29 PM - 28 Sep 2017

www.sbnation.com...


In the stands, hats were off and hearts were covered. Very few linked arms.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:26 PM
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Okay, Jones just Leaped, so there's some improvement in attitude.

Cobb and Adams did not.

Devante Adams, creamed by a Bear so hard his mouthguard flew. Should be a suspension and fine.

Jordy Nelson, no Leaps, although he scored twice. Unheard of for him.
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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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I never cared if they sat, took a knee or picked their nose during the national anthem. This is 'merica damnit!

I just thought the whole thing was more of a meme than a thoughtful protest.

Police brutality is an issue we as a people need to address, but I've always felt that making this simply about race is distracting from the issue at large.

I don't want police killing innocent black people. And I don't want police killing innocent white people or any color in between.

I know there is a certain type of individual for whatever reason seems to shade toward the racist side in the profession of police officer. I've seen it in action myself. But I do not believe there is system in place that is targeting innocent black for people for slaughter. It's just not the reality of situation.



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