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  • Louisiana mayor prohibits Nike purchases for recreational programs: reports

    09/10/2018 8:21:53 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Louisiana mayor reportedly banned his city’s recreation programs from purchasing Nike products in the wake of an ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Mayor Ben Zahn, of Kenner, signed a memo last week that states that “[u]nder no circumstances” can any Nike apparel or equipment be “purchased for use or delivery” at any recreation facilities in the city. “Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his...
  • NFL caves to Left, refuses to implement new policy prohibiting on-field protests during Anthem

    09/09/2018 9:59:20 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 99 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/9/18 | USA Features
    Cowardly: NFL officials have decided to cave on its newly-implemented — then suspended — rule that prohibits players from protesting during the playing of the National Anthem either by kneeling or sitting on the bench. So in other words, the new policy will be no policy at all, meaning players are going to be free to continue to disrespect the American flag, the military, and the country in general during opening ceremonies.
  • Ben Ferguson Schools CNN on Why Many Offended by Kaepernick's Kneeling

    09/08/2018 6:04:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | September 8, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On CNN's New Day Saturday, right-leaning CNN contributor Ben Ferguson again demonstrated why he is one of the few bright spots on the otherwise liberal news network as he explained to apparently befuddled host Christi Paul why it is that many Americans are offended by the NFL kneeling campaign inspired by ex-player Colin Kaepernick. During the segment in which the CNN host accepted the liberal spin that kneeling during the National Anthem had a "very valid" aim of drawing attention to "systemic racism and police brutality," at one point she seemed confused about why people perceive the protests negatively as...
  • Store in Chapel Hills Mall clearing out Nike merch in protest of Kaepernick ad

    09/05/2018 7:19:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    KRDO ^ | Sept 5, 2018 | Andrew McMillian and Alexis Dominiquez
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colin Kaepernick sparked a nationwide debate when he took a knee during the National Anthem ahead of NFL games in protest of police brutality, but a store in a Colorado Springs mall is making a stand against Nike after the company picked Kaepernick as the face of its newest ad campaign. Prime Time Sports in the Chapel Hills Mall has a large sign festooned on the window saying "All Nike 1/2 Price" and "Still Choosing to Stand, Just Doing It." Prime Time Sports has been owned by Stephen Martin for 21 years, and he realizes he...
  • Nike taps Kaepernick as face of new ‘Just Do It’ ad

    09/03/2018 4:14:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Sep 2018 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Nike unveiled a new ad on Monday for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, who has remained unsigned by an NFL team for nearly two years. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted an image from the new campaign featuring a close-up photo of his face, accompanied by the words "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything." Kaepernick became the first player to take a knee during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season as part of an effort to protest social injustice. He became a free agent at the end...
  • Giants' co-owner John Mara's niece, actress Kate Mara, defends NFL players to kneel for anthem

    08/29/2018 7:42:03 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 55 replies
    SNY ^ | 8/29/2018 | Sportsnet NY
    Actress Kate Mara has ties to the NFL, being the great-granddaughter of Giants founder Tim Mara and Steelers founder Art Rooney. Her uncle is also Giants' co-owner John Mara, which is why she was asked about the NFL's new anthem policy that John Mara helped form in an interview with Variety. "I believe everybody has a constitutional right to stand, or kneel or sit during the national anthem," she said. The new policy states that any players that are not on the field or standing for the national anthem on gameday will be fined by the NFL, and can be...
  • Kneeling? Raised Fists? In Locker Room? No News!!

    08/27/2018 11:32:18 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 22 replies
    self ^ | 8/27/18 | self
    Once again, the news -- national, local, TV, newspaper, radio -- is totally devoid of any mention of NFL protests during yesterday's games. As I pointed out last week, this is overt propaganda by omission. The drivebys understand painful reality. If they publicize such sorry behaviour, it undermines political correctness. And it means fewer votes for progressives. I defy any Freeper to come up with any story, pro or con, regarding player protests yesterday. Not there.
  • NBA's Ben McLemore Says Kneeling NFL Players Don't "Represent Our Nation"

    08/26/2018 7:18:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    HotNewHipHop ^ | Aug 26, 2018 | Devin Ch
    ...NBA players haven't been asked to justify their action/inaction on political issues, because unlike in other leagues, NBA players are allowed, if not encouraged to protest social inequalities, so long as it doesn't cause hindrance within the league. But Ben McLemore is not of the same opinion. His thoughts align more closely with those shared by NFL owners: "You should always represent our nation," Ben says. "That's how I feel. I think you always should."
  • Trump rips ESPN and CBS for not broadcasting national anthem: 'What the hell is the NFL doing?'

    08/24/2018 5:36:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24,2018 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Friday ripped ESPN and CBS for saying they won’t air the national anthem before professional football games, asking, “What the hell is the NFL doing?" The president, speaking during a fundraiser in Columbus for the Ohio Republican Party, said CBS and ESPN won’t air the anthem because they are trying to avoid “controversy.” “What are they doing?” Trump asked. “Do they not have a clue? It’s hurt them badly too. It’s continuing. They think they’re doing something smart by not broadcasting the national anthem.” He added, “That’s CBS and ESPN folks. Enjoy your television.” ESPN president Jimmy...
  • Leftist judge tells new citizens they can 'take a knee'

    08/24/2018 10:38:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Does anyone yell louder than the left when its patriotism is called into question? Well, here we have it: a leftist judge appointed by President Obama, exhorting new citizenship recipients to " take a knee." According to the firsthand account witnessed by the American Spectator's George Neumayr: [Judge LaShann DeArcy's] speech to the new citizens, to the extent that I could hear it, was appalling. Sounding like a Democratic Party ward boss, she urged the new citizens to vote as soon as humanly possible. She made voting sound like a tremulous act of self-defense against the country they had just...
  • Boisterous Trump “Hell Day” Rally Grates on the Media

    08/22/2018 5:34:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | August 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: To the audio sound bites. Trump last night in Charleston, West Virginia. Trump is an amazing figure in a lot of ways. But as Drudge headlined in the Drudge Report yesterday it was hell hour for Trump, hell afternoon. The media talking about the darkest days of Trump’s presidency, could the end be near? And everybody was thinking, “Oh, my God. This is it. They’re finally gonna get rid of Trump.” And Trump is not staying in the White House sulking or getting mad. He went out to a previously scheduled campaign rally in West Virginia, he gets off...
  • Texas School District Considers National Anthem Knee Protest Guide

    08/16/2018 1:32:34 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 08/16/2018 | MERRILL HOPE
    The Fort Worth Independent School District signaled this week that national anthem protest guidelines for student athletes who want to “take a knee” may be on the way this high school football season. On Tuesday, Todd Vesely, the school district’s new athletic director, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he discussed national anthem protests with Fort Worth ISD coaches. He said they were formulating a “game plan.” Vesely shared no specific details. He said Fort Worth ISD’s potential guidelines would be “proactive and positive” to do “everything we can for our young people to express themselves in a non-disruptive way.”
  • Hillary Clinton Praises Child Who Knelt During The Pledge Of Allegiance

    08/15/2018 1:35:24 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2018 | Molly Prince
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauded a child Wednesday for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during class. “It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11!” Clinton tweeted. “Keep up the good work Mariana.”
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar compares national anthem to songs of slavery (barf alert)

    08/15/2018 8:02:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar likened the national anthem to songs that were sung by slaves while they were forced to do manual labor. Abdul-Jabbar, 71, in a Tuesday column for The Hollywood Reporter, recanted what Frederick Douglass said in “My Bondage and My Freedom.” “Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.” Abdul-Jabbar wrote, adding slaves had to sing their “oppressor’s feel-good songs” as well. He wrote that the “Star-Spangled Banner” is the song that President Trump – the oppressor – is demanding to be sung.
  • NFL Millionaires Continue Their Protest

    08/11/2018 4:57:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/18 | Jeff Crouere
    Major wake-up call for the NFL, but not if the league remains beholden to millionaire players instead of the loyal fans who support the league A new NFL season started on Thursday night, and there were more misguided National Anthem protests. Sadly, several players used the opportunity to express their grievances against their country, instead of respecting a great and unifying symbol of the United States of America. Players who should have been expressing their deep gratitude and support for their country, once again, showed disrespect. President Trump responded by expressing his displeasure, tweeting, “The NFL players are at it...
  • Hall of Famer Jim Brown says he'd never kneel during anthem

    08/07/2018 8:46:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CLEVELAND — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in retirement, said Tuesday night that he respects players' rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during the "Star Spangled Banner." "I'll never kneel and I will always respect the flag," said Brown, who spoke before an HBO premiere of "Hard Knocks," which is chronicling the Cleveland Browns...
  • Kaepernick’s lawyer hints at Trump-Jones conspiracy, says court order is muzzling him

    07/31/2018 7:52:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 30, 2018, 11:12 AM EDT | Michael David Smith
    Mark Geragos, the lawyer who is representing Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid in a collusion lawsuit against the NFL, has been hinting all summer that there’s damaging information about the NFL that will come out of the case. But Geragos says the court is stopping him from letting the public know all the facts, which he suggested involve a conspiracy regarding President Trump and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “The president tweeted about how lame the national anthem policy was,” Geragos said on his Reasonable Doubt podcast. “Then Jerry Jones came out and said they’re going to stand during the anthem....
  • NFL orders Jerry Jones to stop talking anthem, Fox 4’s Mike Doocy cancels interview

    07/30/2018 5:43:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 7-30-18 | CLARENCE E. HILL JR.
    Four days after seemingly defying the NFL and letting the world know about his team’s zero-tolerance policy regarding standing for the national anthem, Jones is now not talking about the issue because he has been told not to by the league. Jones informed several local television stations who had booked him for interviews on their Sunday night show from training camp in Oxnard, Calif., that questions about the national anthem and his team’s policy were not permitted because the NFL had told him to stop
  • Cowboys Players Back Jerry Jones on Standing for the Anthem

    07/28/2018 2:40:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 27, 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    The day before Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones received presidential support for his policy stating that Cowboys players would stand for the national anthem, he got support from another critical constituency, his own players. After practice on Thursday, Cowboys defensive end Taco Charlton made it clear that he has no problem following Jones’ rules on anthem conduct. “He’s the boss. That’s above my pay grade,” Charlton said. “. . . He said he wanted us to stand up. I don’t have a problem with that. I understand where he’s coming from. . . . I respect what he says. I have...
  • Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem

    07/20/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem Reuters Staff 2 Min Read (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay. The comments come a day after the NFL and the union representing its players said they were working on a resolution to the league’s national anthem policy. The policy, which was announced in May, followed Trump’s denunciation of pregame protests which were intended to call attention to what critics say is often brutal treatment...