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Dem calls for all NFL players to kneel during national anthem
The Hill ^ | 23 Sep 2017 | BY JOHN BOWDEN

Posted on 09/23/2017 10:17:15 AM PDT by mandaladon

Former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) tweeted that she hopes all NFL players kneel during the national anthem on Sunday in response to President Trump's remarks attacking Colin Kaepernick.

Edwards, who left Congress earlier this year, called Trump a "white supremacist who squats in our White House" in her tweet.

Trump suggested at a rally Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange (R) that NFL players like Kaepernick who kneel during the national anthem should be fired and fans should walk out.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b---- off the field right now,'" Trump said, adding, "'He is fired.'"

"When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem – the only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it's one player, leave the stadium," Trump added Friday. "I guarantee things will stop."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responded to Trump's remarks on Saturday, calling them "divisive" and saying they show a "lack of respect" for the league and its players.

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities," Goodell said.

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“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities," Goodell said.~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Precisely what has the NFL done lately to deserve respect?
1 posted on 09/23/2017 10:17:15 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Thank you Ds, you have fallen right into DJTs trap. I’ve not seen anything as politically clever since Nixon’s Southern Strategy.


2 posted on 09/23/2017 10:20:11 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: mandaladon

Burn down the NFL!!!!


3 posted on 09/23/2017 10:21:18 AM PDT by databoss
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To: mandaladon

Says the woman who’s a black supremacist and demanding racist actions, promoting racial dissent and fomenting racial revolution against the United States of America.

I won’t capitulate anymore.


4 posted on 09/23/2017 10:21:40 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: JonPreston

Wouldn’t you love to see the stadiums ever emptier? LOL!


5 posted on 09/23/2017 10:21:51 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: mandaladon

Hope they do

Should be the end of the NFL as we know it

They can all go out in to traffic and run around after each other and see how many people hand over millions to watch them do it

It’s entertainment, not an entitlement for angry non-whites to act out their resentments


6 posted on 09/23/2017 10:21:51 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: mandaladon; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Get off of the NFL drug folks! It’s killing you! Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

We need to help rehabilitate folks until the NFL non-patriotic infection is healed!"

The NFL infections are like an addicting combination of the worst African STD's combined with a DC Swamp. brain killing meningitis with new infections every weekend and on Thursday night. That doesn’t include the countless hours of re runs each week before and after each game which re infects the NFL victims even on non game days.

Re: Get off of the NFL drug folks! It’s killing you! (MeneMeneTekelUpharsin)

7 posted on 09/23/2017 10:21:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Did voting for Trump for President, make 62+ million of us into Deplorable Racists/Nazis? NO! NADA!)
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To: JonPreston

Wow. The trap was set and the Democrats just fell into it.


8 posted on 09/23/2017 10:23:10 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: mandaladon

I would recommend the nfl be very careful here. They are dividing their fans. They are setting up a lose-lose scenario. Eventually they will lose most of at least one side, maybe both.


9 posted on 09/23/2017 10:23:22 AM PDT by JoSixChip (Repeal and replace the gopE.)
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To: mandaladon

I hope the fans walk

Wouldn’t want to give them money, but I’d bring my little flag on a little stick, unfurl it, walk out holding it high.


10 posted on 09/23/2017 10:23:23 AM PDT by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory.)
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To: mandaladon

Hey, do it. And see what happens.


11 posted on 09/23/2017 10:23:33 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rktman

Oh hell yes!!


12 posted on 09/23/2017 10:23:36 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: mandaladon
None of the feds freaking business what anyone does during the national anthem.

GOVERNMENT: STAY OUT OF OUR LIVES!!!

13 posted on 09/23/2017 10:24:13 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: mandaladon

I wonder how the National Felons League would do without their anti trust exemption?


14 posted on 09/23/2017 10:24:38 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America returns to the Rule of Law)
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To: mandaladon

More and more we see who the real racists and agitators are. A little pushback on the left by the president and these people are completely melting down.


15 posted on 09/23/2017 10:25:42 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: JonPreston

“-——saying they show a “lack of respect” for the league and its players. “


Respect? Now we have to respect athletes?

We appreciate their talents and often pay top dollar to see them play but what on earth do they do to earn respect?

.

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16 posted on 09/23/2017 10:26:17 AM PDT by Mears
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To: mandaladon

AMF NFL


17 posted on 09/23/2017 10:26:20 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: dowcaet

Any owner that allows his players to take a knee should be immediately boycotted.period. Jerry Jones dropped the hammer but I’m with many too boycott the whole league.

Roger Goodell is a fraud. Remember all the tributes to the military? Teams were getting paid for it


18 posted on 09/23/2017 10:26:48 AM PDT by ground_fog ( My God this was from today!)
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To: Jim 0216

Trump just gave his personal opinion. It’s the Dems that’s trying to get involved


19 posted on 09/23/2017 10:27:04 AM PDT by Bigtigermike (D)
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To: mandaladon; Jane Long; BlackFemaleArmyCaptain; Black Agnes; djstex; RoosterRedux; DoughtyOne; ...

People like this forget who buys stuff in this Country...we the working people, the people that built this Country, the people that get walked on, trashed at every turn, yet we still keep going...

BOYCOTT THE NFL; NBA; HOCKEY; AND ALL OTHER SPORTS...don’t buy their products, don’t watch on T.V. and don’t waste the gas and oil and money to attend their sports then lets see how long it is going to take to have them crawling on their hands and knees back to us...

Hit them in the wallet and those that support them!!!


20 posted on 09/23/2017 10:27:10 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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