It seems that the liberal poison that has gripped the media and show business is now leaking into professional sports.
It started with Colin Kaepernick who, despite being paid millions to play a game, refused to respect America during the national anthem. That hypocritical act was clearly hated by the vast majority of football-watching Americans.
Although it all but ruined Kaepernick’s career, with NFL executives and managers refusing to work with the guy, it seems that other clueless athletes are following the trend.
Apparently, making millions for throwing around a piece of leather makes people incredibly stupid. Or perhaps they’ve been hit on the head a few too many times. Whatever the case might be, more football players are following Colin’s lead.
And they’re doing it as teams.
From The Seattle Times:
Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who said he plans to continue to sit during the national anthem this season, may not be doing so by himself when the team opens the regular season Sunday against Miami.
Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he is also considering sitting during the anthem before Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. kickoff at CenturyLink Field while linebacker Bobby Wagner said the team has been talking about a group action.
“I have (considered it),” Baldwin said before Seattle’s practice Wednesday afternoon. “I want to make sure I get all of my ducks in a row before I do so.’’
While Wagner said he didn’t know if he would sit down during the anthem he said “anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”
If there’s ever been reason to stop backing a team, here it is. What an insult to all the fans of the Seahawks. These men seem to forget they are incredibly blessed to live in a country that allows them to play a game as a career.
In America, we have freedom of speech. That means an American can refuse to respect the country during the national anthem, as ironic as that may be. But we as consumers, sports fans, and the key factor that supports these teams, also have the freedom to take our money elsewhere.
Why should we buy tickets, jerseys, and other merchandise to support this kind of un-American behavior? Every Seahawks fan should feel ashamed. They should send a message to the front office that they will not endorse a team that allows this kind of gross disrespect to our country.
Yes, Jeremy Lane has the right to sit and insult our country. But we also have the right to pull our cash from his sport.
That’ll get those boys standing up in no time.
Source: The Seattle Times