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Sunday, 01 October 2017 10:33

Dumb Move! NFL players kneel during national anthem at today's London game

Written by  Marisa Schultz

WASHINGTON — NFL Sunday kicked off in London with more kneeling during the national anthem, as President Trump continues to admonish players who don’t stand for the flag.

Three Miami Dolphins players were spotted taking a knee on the sideline during the singing of the national anthem: Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas.

The three kneeled side-by-side at one of the sidelines while the rest of their team stood for the anthem.

Meanwhile, their opposing team, the New Orleans Saints, took a unified knee on the sidelines but rose in time for the national anthem.

Many of Saints linked arms as Grammy-winning artist Darius Rucker sang the anthem in Wembley Stadium, the first televised game of the day on Fox.

The cameras didn’t zoom in on the Dolphins’ kneelers, but attendees and journalists in London quickly posted pictures of the trio of kneelers on social media.

President Trump has blasted a kneeling player as a “son of a bitch” and urged owners to fire athletes who don’t stand up for the flag.

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If you served the US of A, then you swore to uphold and defend the Constitution, first and foremost. I don't believe the flag and anthem are mentioned in the Constitution, only that you have the right to free expression. It might be a good idea for LeeRoy and Daisy Mae to actually READ the Constitution, before babbling about it.

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I care less what others say. I pledged my life to defend what our flag and anthem represents and I will not forget their statement as time moves forward. I will not allow any of their programming in our home and will not buy any more family tickets to games. There are other God and Country honoring activities to invest in.

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Just came in that JP Morgan Chase company hsd stopped ALL of their buyers to sell their NFL, CBS and NBC stock!! They are saying it is down to 58.00 already and they expect it to tank completely if the fans keep boycotting!!! HA HA HA HA!!!! QuicknLoans and Payday loans have already pulled out of the NFL!!! Looks like the players are going to get a very long vacation!!! Maybe they can just move to London!!!

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Walt Walters Written by Walt Walters
October 01, 2017
LONDON? HE11 let them move to Africa since they are all AFRICAN-Americans.
And when they do they can LEAVE all their American made money in America.
They can donate ALL their income to the needy Veterans in America.

They continue to take a dump in their own nest.....they are finished....period !

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So they stood for the country who bought their ancestors from their other ancrstors and stood for the ones who sold them tomplantation owners and KNEELED for the country who gave them their freedom!!! ONLY a dumba$$ could do something so stupid!!!

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Consumers have a choice in watching entertainment. so be it.
I would point out that black Americans have served in many American wars, including the American Revolution.
So, irreverance to the birth of our nation, includes a slap in the face of African American patriots, so kiss my grits NFL.
Show disrespect to slavery owners in Europe and in Africa, while you are at it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Americans_in_the_Revolutionary_War

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No living person, black or white is responsible for what someone did 150 years ago, it`s hard to fix stupid!
Get over it!

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Tony Barreda Written by Tony Barreda
October 01, 2017
What is anti American flag is to commit collusion with a foreign country, to ignore the dangerous suffering in Puerto Rico, to use taxpayers' money to promote resorts, to disrespect women, handicaps, hardworking immigrants and our Constitution. We kneel out of our deep believe in God, we kneel to propose marriage, we kneel to ask forgiveness and the players knelt for their believe in what the Flag/Anthem stand, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. This according to our Constitution. To deny this is to deny the Constitution.
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Is there anyway to kick these a-holes out of the USA? Enough of this crap is already!

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The word out is that our local Chili's restaurant has now officially "turned off" the NFL games on every TV in the restaurant. LOVE IT! Looks like the NFL will have to take up something new and all of these stupid, ignorant, anti-American babies who followed the lead of, now officially unemployed Colin Kaeprnick, might soon be in the same boat. Looks like we have another "SWAMP" that needs draining..

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Rob Schick Written by Rob Schick
October 01, 2017
The owners aren't abiding by their rules. All players must stand for the anthem and have their helmet tucked under their arm. Bolsheviks mentor these useful idiots to have them believe they're a victim though their millionaire status negates that claim.

Nice way to show you hate America and all of American citizens, all in one move, congrats.

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Eric J. Martindale Written by Eric J. Martindale
October 01, 2017
In front of a foreign audience, no less. What an embarrassment.
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their mental protests, have nothing to do with why G-D commanded anyone into or out of physical slavery.

it certainly was not do to racism, since there were just as many white slaves as black. yet you, do not see the decedents of white slaves protesting today. and blood liable, is unconstitutional.

ELOHEEM does not sentence anyone into hell and death because of their race. racism is just a false excuse of men, to deny their being the enemy of G-D. not even the physical cancer, terrorism, and other physical plagues, are racially or color prejudiced.

did you ever consider, it is your being the enemy of ELOHEEM that is holding you back?

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The useful idiot's think they are helping the black cause...there won't be a NFL for the younger generation...??? Way to go moron's you screwed it up for the next generations...Damn stupid never thinks ahead...hell stupid never thinks!

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Trump did not call these players SOB;s He said that the owners should call them SOBs and fire them.

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If any of these kneelers have any testicles .They will not enter back in USA U ASSHOLES GO TO ANYOTHER COUNTRY WHO ALLOWS U BASTARDS IN .GOGO GOGO.OH SORRY NONE OF THESE HAVE REAL TESTICLES .THEY WILL ALL ENTER USA

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They are like the Three Monkeys, except it's ; I don't understand, What does that mean, and Hey, my GPA was 1.5 in collage.

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Might want to take up rugby, Mates!

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Merridee Pavlenko Written by Merridee Pavlenko
October 01, 2017
id they can't respect our flag, those that served or stand for the National Anthem perhaps they should be deported never to live in this country again. would serve them right for their stupidity., i'm sure no other country would put up with that if they didn't stand for that country's anthem. imprisoned immediately or perhaps they wousld be killed on the spot.
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Mustafa Ali Written by Mustafa Ali
October 01, 2017
100 % SUPPORT U AND UR COMMENTS

They just won't get it until they are broke and can't fill a high school stadium!

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Dale Ruff is another whining liberal that likes to twist history to suit his vanity,

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Marlene Hessler Written by Marlene Hessler
October 01, 2017
Ya can't fix STUPID. In this case, there is a bit of a cure. It is called FIRE THE NIMRODS.

They won't learn. They will still be stupid, but at least they won't be projecting that image to our impressionable younger generations.
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Jacqueline Singleton-Chapman Written by Jacqueline Singleton-Chapman
October 01, 2017
You have no clue, neither do you care to ask Why? In a nutshell it's folk like you, ready to accuse, assume, and criticize or dare I say lynch, someone that you can't or won't agree with!!! But years from now people like you will say Oh! I didn't understand why they felt the way they did!!Now I get it. Too late to be a part of the solution. Very sad. And another thing. 1st Ammendment
Doris Gilbert Lauter Written by Doris Gilbert Lauter
October 01, 2017
If they want to complain about something, whatever it is, they should make a sign and go down to the street corner like all the other complainers do. First it was Krappynick with his sox about COPS/PIGs. Ok so he hates cops. (NFL players commit an average of one crime per week) Ok, calls cops pigs, so won't stand for anthem. Make sense? No. The they blame their sorrows on cops shooting blacks,(black cops shoot the majority of black criminals) Then they decide taking a knee because equality, whatever that means. Then they said they do it because of racism. They really don't know what they are protesting. Then they decide to trash the anthem because Trump called them out. Ok, it's Trumps fault, right? It's bad enough that they are misbehaving here, but to go to other countries and whine about whatever, is outrageous.
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Don Lindsey Written by Don Lindsey
October 01, 2017
Blah, Blah, Blah!

These idiots who don't even realize are supporting the Left's plan do degrade the NFL because it's owned by rich white men and the players are too manly!
When the NFL fades into history where will these guys make millions? They are cutting their own throats and aren't even smart enough to realize. Doesn't bother me one damn bit, let the NFL commit suicide.

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The author of the Star Spangled Banner was a crude racist and the 3d verse celebrates the killing of slaves.
Anyone who respects human rights cannot stand for an openly racist anthem written by a slave owner.
Smithsonianmag.com reports: "In 1814, Key was a slaveholding lawyer from an old Maryland plantation family, who thanks to a system of human bondage had grown rich and powerful.

When he wrote the poem that would, in 1931, become the national anthem and proclaim our nation “the land of the free,” like Jefferson, Key not only profited from slaves, he harbored racist conceptions of American citizenship and human potential. Africans in America, he said, were: “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.”


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/wheres-debate-francis-scott-keys-slave-holding-legacy-

"Ironically, while Key was composing the line "O'er the land of the free," it is likely that black slaves were trying to reach British ships in Baltimore Harbor. They knew that they were far more likely to find freedom and liberty under the Union Jack than they were under the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Additionally, Key used his office as the District Attorney for the City of Washington from 1833 to 1840 to defend slavery, attacking the abolitionist movement in several high-profile cases."

Here are the lines celebrating the killing of the slaves seeking freedom under the British flag and liberation from slavery under the US flag: "No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

Clearly, those fighting for their freedom are not brave and the slaves are not free. Who would stand for such a song? Only someone ignorant of its author, its origins, and its meaning. Ignorance is the beginning of wisdom,for when we admit we did not know, we can begin to learn. You now know. So join us in supporting our inalienable rights, brother and sisters! Take a humble knee to express your rejection of racial injustice.

Here is more from smithsonianmag about the character and believes in "freedom" of Keys: "shortly after a race riot in Washington, D.C. when an angry white mob set upon a well-known free black restaurant owner, Key likewise sought to crack down on the free speech of abolitionists he believed were riling things up in the city. Key prosecuted a New York doctor living in Georgetown for possessing abolitionist pamphlets.

In the resulting case, U.S. v. Reuben Crandall, Key made national headlines by asking whether the property rights of slaveholders outweighed the free speech rights of those arguing for slavery’s abolishment. Key hoped to silence abolitionists, who, he charged, wished to “associate and amalgamate with the negro.”

Though Crandall’s offense was nothing more than possessing abolitionist literature, Key felt that abolitionists’ free speech rights were so dangerous that he sought, unsuccessfully, to have Crandall hanged."

At least Trump has not gone this far (tho he once did call for the execution of the man who elected him President, Julian Assange) who has only called for firing those "sons of bitches" who exercise their First Amendment Rights and refuse to stand for a racist song written by a man who worked to have have hanged those who used their right of free speech to promote freedom for all men and women.




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Robert J. Sivori Written by Robert J. Sivori
October 01, 2017
Dale, please look at the whole stanza and the following to get the sense of what Francis Scott Key was saying.
"And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave Translated: Before The US was established there was "no refuge for hireling or slave". Thanks to our Constitution, Slavery was eventually abolished.
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, There was also a "Civil War" which was partly about abolishing Slavery. Many people died. It's part of the Tradition of that Flag.
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave These Players are a product of our education system which is run by people who don't like our Country.
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. Adolf Hitler started the Hitler Youth Movement to indoctrinate Germany's young people; our schools are doing the same.
Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
October 01, 2017
You all have to remember that Dale Loves Hitlary and Odummy and thinks thery are the most homest Moral people to walk the face of the earth!! He also believes in the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy!! His real problem is that he is just Butt Hurt and scared that President Trump is going to deport him next!!! He is actually a Gay Tranny Illegal Muslim Refugee with no way ro go back to his Camel!! IT ran away with his wife!!
Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
October 01, 2017
Just in that JP Morgan and Chase company has forbid ALL of their buyers to purchase and NFL, CBS and NBC stock!! They have sold all of theirs since it has sunk to 58.00 which was still a profit for their investors!! They predict it will Tank if the Boycotts continue! The Company that provides all wardrobe to NBC and the NFL crews has officially pulled out as well!! Payday Loans and QuicknLoans has also pulled out of all advertising contracts and Pepsi and Mars are demanding their rates be cut!! Looks like we are winning people!! The NFL can go to London since they love them so much!!!
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