The NFL has one other racist on their arms
Within the midst of the Trump-NFL battle, lots of people have spoken up towards Trump that have been beforehand silent, together with people that aren’t concerned with the Nationwide Soccer League. For instance, Cleveland Cavaliers participant LeBron James brazenly referred to as Trump a “bum,” whereas 4-star Basic Michael Hayden penned an op-ed in The Hill defending the gamers’ proper to protest:
U bum @StephenCurry30 already stated he ain’t going! So subsequently ain’t no invite. Going to White Home was an awesome honor till you confirmed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
“As a 39-yr army veteran, I feel I do know one thing concerning the flag, the anthem, patriotism, and I feel I do know why we struggle. It’s to not permit the president to divide us by wrapping himself within the nationwide banner. I by no means imagined myself saying this earlier than Friday, but when now pressured to decide on on this dispute, put me down with Kaepernick.”
However for each individual on the aspect of the Kaepernicks (gamers who kneel through the anthem), there are a ton of individuals against this concept. Some have a completely legitimate opinion: they really feel it’s disrespectful to the women and men who’ve served in our army to defend our rights (as one soldier indicated to President Obama throughout a CNN City Corridor in September 2016). Nevertheless, there are others which have a a lot darker view clouded by delusional concepts of pseudo-patriotism and racism.
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These bigots argue that anybody who kneels is subhuman, and deserving of the worst type of insults/punishments for his or her conduct. We name these people the inhabitants of “Trump’s America” as a result of they mimic his rhetoric when it comes to selling hate. Trump, as an example, began off this entire motion by calling Kaepernicks sons of a b*tches that wanted to be fired. His followers proceed any such speech to much more grotesque ranges.
Earlier we reported on considered one of these individuals, a fireplace chief named Paul Smith who labeled Steeler’s Coach Mike Tomlin a “no good n*gger” for encouraging his gamers to not take part within the Nationwide Anthem earlier than the sport. Sadly, we’ve one other individual, who’s a good greater public servant. His identify is Stephen V. Pina, and he was former parks commissioner for Brockton, Massachusetts. In a now deleted Fb publish, Pina had this to say concerning the protesting gamers:
“Turds, your dumbass isn’t paid to consider politics….dance monkey dance.”
In fact, Pina, like Smith earlier than him, has tried to apologize, however his true colours have been proven to the world. It ought to come as no shock then that, in an try to save lots of face, Pina resigned:
Letter of resignation from #Brockton Parks commissioner after controversial #Fb remark about #Patriots #TakeAKneeNFL #WCVB pic.twitter.com/TIsmbNa8k2
— Sera Congi (@seracongi) September 26, 2017
He and his racism won’t…