The national anthem protests are a complete waste of time for rational people. It takes two minutes. Stand up and pretend you care about the country for two minutes and then go about your business hating police or whatever it is you choose to do.
It has been ridiculous to watch the NFL ignore their own operations manual and let players hide in the locker room, kneel, and politicize the flag that Americans fought and died for.
All they had to do was fine and then maybe suspend players. NBA doesn’t have kneeling. Baseball only had one moron doing it. Hockey isn’t doing it. Why is it that all the other sports have it figured out and not the NFL.
The only logical conclusion is that the NFL brass supports the idea of kneeling for the anthem.
From The Daily Caller:
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made it clear during a meeting with NFL owners that he is not a fan of players kneeling during the national anthem.
ESPN reported Friday morning that McNair had spoken out during a recent NFL owners meeting about the protests, and compared the players to inmates running a prison.
The sports network reported in part:
As Jones spoke, Snyder mumbled out loud, “See, Jones gets it — 96 percent of Americans are for guys standing,” a claim some dismissed as a grand overstatement. McNair, a multimillion-dollar Trump campaign contributor, spoke next, echoing many of the same business concerns. “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” McNair said.
Probably not the best way to describe the situation.
He probably could have gotten his point across a little better without referring to his players as inmates.
However, his point is absolutely correct at its core.
The owners are in charge here. They own the businesses that these players are hurting.
If you work at Burger King, you don’t have the right to run around the store bothering customers and talking about politics. You’d get fired. Being an NFL player is no different.
Liberals will call McNair racist here. But, that’s only because they are the ones who view black people in those terms. In reality, this isn’t racist at all. It’s the truth.