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    NFL players defiantly reacted to Trump's comments by protesting racial inequalities

    http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-t...t-trump-2017-9

    Sunday gave NFL teams their first chance to demonstrate during the national anthem in response to President Donald Trump's condemnation of such protests, and teams across the league participated.

    On Friday while speaking at a rally in Alabama, Trump had derided NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem to protest police violence against black people, saying: "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, out — he's fired!'"

    Teams, players, and commissioner Roger Goodell responded with statements defending players' right to kneel. Goodell said the president's comments showed an "unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL."

    Teams across the league demonstrated in various ways during the early games Sunday, with some teams standing arm-in-arm together and some both with players kneeling and with players standing with linked arms.

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    LeBron James: Trump is trying to use sports to divide us



    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/...I&ocid=BHEA000

    “It’s not about disrespect for flag and military and people who served,” he said. “It’s about equality and having the option and freedom to speak about things they feel are unjust.”
    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/veterans-kn...ry?id=50075609

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    A photo of 97-year-old World War II veteran John Middlemas taking a knee went viral, after the man's grandson Brendan Gilmore posted it to Twitter.

    The tweet -- which included a photo of the farmer from Willard, Missouri, kneeling on the ground accompanied by what Gilmore said was his grandfather's phrase "those kids have every right to protest" -- was retweeted nearly 130,000 times in just a day.

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    I am still in disbelief that the PRESIDENT called these guys "sons of b*tches". Unbelievable. Not to mention, a lot of these players do actual work and volunteer in their communities.

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    2 Separate National Anthem Singers Take a Knee in Protest During NFL Games After Trump’s Tirade

    A really good overview of what happened in support of #takeaknee this weekend - http://people.com/sports/2-national-...ees-nfl-games/
    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

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    NFL Tweets ‘Inside These Lines’ Unity Ad Set For Re-Airing Tonight

    The National Football League will re-air a one-minute ad showcasing “the power of football to bring people together” on its NBC-TV Sunday Night Football broadcast this evening. The ad was narrated by actor Forest Whitaker.

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    Every single day, he converts more new people to the Resistance. It's almost like it's on purpose or something.

    NFL protests: Pharrell, Stevie Wonder and John Legend 'take a knee' in solidarity against Donald Trump

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a7965316.html
    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

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    Lions-Falcons national anthem singer takes a knee and raises fist


    Video at the link, or watch here:


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    Maroon thank you for keeping the focus of the protests in the thread title. Part of the push right now is to hide the real issue, to distract people with the notion this is about the flag or patriotism or veterans or Trump.

    I think part of the NFL's (the League team owners, and players who haven't protested before) response has been directly to Trump attacking it and its players, but Colin, and the others who followed him, were never fighting with Trump. Another part of the League's response is to support its players who choose to protest.

    Let’s not forget #TakeAKnee is about police brutality and race in America

    Within every movement, there are progressive upswings and disappointing downsides. Often the former can easily deter the latter. Unfortunately, when it comes to racial justice movements — the gravitational pull of white supremacy creates an unfair balance that allows no room for setbacks to linger.
    For anyone who is talking about this movement and not centering Blackness and/or racial justice, you’ve missed the point. Black athletes and allies who have taken a knee and spoken out are detesting more than just free speech rights, but Black and brown folks who are often marginalized within society. To whitewash this narrative with broad messages of “free speech for all,” “Resist,” or “make Trump mad” plays into the the kind of erasure and oppression Kaepernick and many others are rising up against.
    Kaepernick, in 2016:
    I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.


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    Blue, your post at #10 made me tear up. I keep reading it. Your snippets remind me how powerful language is.

    As a rabid NBA fan, I've loved hating LeBron for so many years. But I admit, he has been eloquent of late. I like that he is using his power for good. ("MidWest Rico" Lavelle too!)

    I also have to say, and wish it had been included in more of the MSM coverage of this decisive issue, that the LA Sparks (WNBA) also did not leave their locker room during the anthem before their game yesterday.

    My heart is so heavy.
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    The Constitution’s freedom of expression applies only to government action, not private businesses.

    The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” It says nothing about private action or reaction. Thus, it is a public misconception that free speech or expression extends to the workplace. It does not, as the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently ruled.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/...r-conduct.html

    Every professional player must sign the standard NFL player contract. In it, the player promises as follows:

    “To conduct himself on and off the field with appropriate recognition of the fact that the success of professional football depends largely on public respect for and approval of those associated with the game” (Paragraph 2). “ If player has engaged in personal conduct reasonably judged by the Club to adversely affect or reflect on the Club, then the Club may terminate this contract” (Paragraph 11).

    But that is not all. The collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the players’ union and approved by the players themselves authorizes suspension or termination “for conduct detrimental to the integrity of, or public confidence in, the game of professional football” (Article 46).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
    The Constitution’s freedom of expression applies only to government action, not private businesses.

    The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” It says nothing about private action or reaction. Thus, it is a public misconception that free speech or expression extends to the workplace. It does not, as the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently ruled.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/...r-conduct.html

    Every professional player must sign the standard NFL player contract. In it, the player promises as follows:

    “To conduct himself on and off the field with appropriate recognition of the fact that the success of professional football depends largely on public respect for and approval of those associated with the game” (Paragraph 2). “ If player has engaged in personal conduct reasonably judged by the Club to adversely affect or reflect on the Club, then the Club may terminate this contract” (Paragraph 11).

    But that is not all. The collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the players’ union and approved by the players themselves authorizes suspension or termination “for conduct detrimental to the integrity of, or public confidence in, the game of professional football” (Article 46).
    Ok? Nothing they are doing is "detrimental to the integrity of" the NFL. They are standing up for those that need it and peacefully protesting.

    Literally what was just posted has no bearing on the issue at hand.

    And Trump cannot be trying to influence private companies' employment decisions.

    Nice try though! A+ for effort with links, at least an attempt was made.

    Edit: nevermind, B- for relying on soley a fox news article when there is no shortage of less biased material out there.

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    Sure, anyone can be fired for anything. I think it's pretty amazing that they are willing to chunk their paychecks, if it comes to that, to defend what they believe.
    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

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    Fmr Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva has sixth highest-selling NFL jersey after standing for national anthem

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...Search+Results

    Villanueva’s Jersey Sales Skyrocket After Anthem Stand

    http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017...-anthem-stand/

    Villanueva served three tours in Afghanistan, and won the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.

    Despite Villanueva’s bravery and clearly understandable loyalty and love for the flag, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin still rapped him for standing for the anthem.

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