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So kneeling is disrespectful but booing isn't?!

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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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Watching football this afternoon and I've been appalled by the amount of fans, these self-described "patriots", BOOING during the national anthem!! Do these people not realize just how hypocritical this is? Regardless of your stance on these protests, the players kneeling are being quiet and not doing anything belligerent that distracts from others participation in the anthem. If it weren't for the cameras focused on them, most wouldn't even realize they were there. BOO-ING is the exact opposite!

Can not believe the nerve of these pricks!




posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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originally posted by: bigsnowman
....the players kneeling are being quiet and not doing anything belligerent that distracts from others participation in the anthem.


What are you talking about? That's the whole point of a protest, especially in this certain context!
To distract from the status quo and what is considered normative behavior to illicit a reaction.

Don't be daft.


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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: bigsnowman


I hadn't noticed the booing...
But then again, I don't watch the games because of the protests.




posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: bigsnowman
Watching football this afternoon and I've been appalled by the amount of fans, these self-described "patriots", BOOING during the national anthem!! Do these people not realize just how hypocritical this is? Regardless of your stance on these protests, the players kneeling are being quiet and not doing anything belligerent that distracts from others participation in the anthem. If it weren't for the cameras focused on them, most wouldn't even realize they were there. BOO-ING is the exact opposite!

Can not believe the nerve of these pricks!


Nope. Not hypocritical whatsoever. YOU know why they're booing. We all know why. This isn't an election period so there's no need to spin this much....you'll get dizzy...

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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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I think you are dealing with a bunch of football fans in their natural football surroundings.

booing and cheering is a thing that happens at these events. Up til now the athletes were smart enough to stand and do what they are "supposed" to do when the Anthem is played and not bite the hands that feed them.

So no booing is not disrespectful, it is kinda expected, but kneeling is not.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:22 PM
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Football is about a grade up from church.

Patriotism needs to die, until we get our lives back from excess taxation.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

So players should boo during the anthem if they don't want to be seen as disrespectful?
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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: bigsnowman


BOOING during the national anthem!! Do these people not realize just how hypocritical this is?

They're booing the kneeling, probably. The kneeling is about police brutality.

Geez what a bunch of minions.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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The funny part is the nfl and the media together.

"Hey kneel down for us guys"
"Omg, look everyone they kneeled down"

Jfc, it's entertaining



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

Players are employees of the owner. If the owner is OK with it, go for it.

But as we are learning, the owners are sensitive to loss of $$$. So if the player boo, I imagine it would get ugly, meaning loss of add revenue, in a hurry.

The NFL is not about football.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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Sports flags and anthems I can give a hoot about.

This is what I care about. Whoop! This is what happens when you call the cops....



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7

Patriotism needs to die, until we get our lives back from excess taxation.








You do realize the irony in that post right? Probably not.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: pavil

You do realize we are taxed at about half our income?

The irony is you seperating patriotism from the system, the system is whats running the country.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: bigsnowman

They're booing the kneeling, probably. The kneeling is about police brutality.

Geez what a bunch of minions.


Yes, they're booing the kneeling players. I should have clarified.

My point is, I've talked with several people who are against these anthem protests, and they've all told me that "proper anthem conduct" during the national anthem involves standing with hat removed, hand over heart, and eyes focused on the flag.

If your eyes are focused on the flag, there's no reason you should be able to see the players kneeling. The fact that they boo them means that they can see them, which means they themselves are not following "proper anthem conduct" by having their eyes focused on the flag. And then to boo the kneeling players is just the icing on the cake.

It just bothers me that they preach "proper anthem conduct" without practicing it themselves. I find it hypocritical in a "Do as I say, not as I do" kinda way.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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Equating eyes and kneeling?



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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..."proper anthem conduct" during the national anthem involves standing with hat removed, hand over heart, and eyes focused on the flag.

Thats not why they are kneeling... they are demonstrating against police brutality, on live TV, during the anthem, to draw attention to that.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
a reply to: pavil

You do realize we are taxed at about half our income?

The irony is you seperating patriotism from the system, the system is whats running the country.




....And what was the tipping point for the first Patriots of the Colonies?

Why you are sounding positively Conservative with your dislike for taxation!



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:59 PM
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....And what was the tipping point for the first Patriots of the Colonies?

Anything over ten percent and only during war time. The rest of the time the limited Gubment is supposed to pay its operating expenses with tariffs on imports.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: seasonal
I think intent is the key. If we are doing our part, we won't be souring the game with our counter political expressions to express our disapproval. We will either respect the game and express ourselves after on the streets at home over the internet, or we walk out right there on the spot. Those to me seem like the only two valid options to maintain credibility and sincerity. Or we could raise it one an start a riot by giving tickets to recipients of grants for civil demonstrations type ish. Suddenly 150+ people going ape # in a flash mob??? Man, that would sure keep our eyes glued to the screen



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: bigsnowman

Completely agree, they should not be booing. Difference though is they are not booing the anthem, the players are protesting the anthem.



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