Written by Dennis Michael Lynch
I knew it was too good to be true. I knew it wouldn’t last.
Earlier today, DML News reported that all the NFL players for the 1pm games stood for the national anthem. The sign of respect was given in recognition of the Veterans Day holiday which was officially celebrated Saturday. Unfortunately, the NFL could not get through the weekend without two players taking a knee, thus, continuing the most disgusting protest against America in the history of professional sports.
The NFL Players Association had pleaded with players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans, and things were looking good with the start of the week 11 when the Seattle Seahawks all stood on Thursday night. The Seahawks have been one of the teams to disrespect the national anthem the most. Even the most outspoken protester, Michael Bennett said he decided to stand to show his support for the U.S. military.
But before the Sunday afternoon for the San Francisco 49ers began, players Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin took a knee in protest.
The league has faced pressure amid new outcry over the protests on social media, such as a Facebook page called Boycott the NFL, which boasted more than 227,000 followers and asked football fans to skip watching Sunday’s games ‘in solidarity with veterans around the country.’
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season. He no longer plays in the NFL as no teams would sign him after he left the 49ers. He is currently suing the league.
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