THE NFL AND SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS ARE TREADING ON THIN ICE WITH THIS ONE …
The Santa Clara police union members have warned the San Francisco 49ers that they may stop providing security at their games over quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest against systemic racism. And so they should. If the big mouth, misinformed and misguided 49ers QB wants to mouth off and the NFL and San Francisco 49er ownership want to support him that is their right. However, it is also the police’s right to tell the team to find their own security. Honestly, who would want to provide security to an organization that thinks it is perfectly okay from one of their players to wear socks with pigs wearing police hats mocking the police?
So the NFL would not let the Dallas Cowboys remember the fallen Dallas police officers, but they allow this crap to happen. Keep it up NFL.
Santa Clara police union members have warned the San Francisco 49ers that they may stop providing security at their games over quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest against systemic racism.
Urging team owners to reprimand Kaepernick for sitting during the national anthem and speaking out against police violence, the union said failure to do so “could result in police officers choosing not to work at your facilities,” according to a letter obtained by NBC Bay Area.
“I’m already hearing it this week that next week on Monday Night Football, some officers are not going to work,” Santa Clara Police Officers Association president Frank Saunders told the network.
Saunders said his officers are angry that the 49ers star has spoken out against cops who have gotten “away with murder” in fatal shootings of black Americans, and that he wore socks in practice that showed pigs wearing police uniforms.
“The 49ers are allowing this to come out from an employee and it’s making for a hostile work environment for us at the stadium,” Saunders told NBC.
The team has chosen not to discipline Kaepernick for choosing to sit during “The Star Spangled Banner, citing the principles of “freedom of religion and freedom of expression.”
San Fransisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick Refused to Stand ‘to Protest Black Oppression’ as the QB Makes $114 Million Playing Football
I feel like I need to borrow a line from Monty Python after listening to the stupidity and ignorance of Colin Kaepernick, “Can’t I have just a little bit of oppression.”
Over the weekend, San Fransisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the playing of the United States National Anthem during a preseason game. He told the media he will continue to sit. When asked about his decision to sit while the national anthem played, Kaepernick said he refuses to feel pride in a country that mistreats ‘black people and people of color’. HA, this coming from a man, who has a black father, who was put up for adoption and raised by a white couple to be able to go to college and play a game that makes him $114 million. Yup Colin, the America flag is just keeping you down. WHAT AN ASS. Last time I checked, being oppressed was not in a country where one could make $ 114 million. Colin Kaepernick has been outspoken on racial issues in the past and openly supports the Black Lives Matter movement, need we say more. The cynical side of me says he did this because he knows he was not going to make the team and was going to be cut. He can now use this as his excuse why he was cut and not his terrible play.
With all the suspensions that the NFL hands out for not representing the brand properly, will they let Colin Kaepernick skate on this? Kaepernick can sit all he wants for the National Anthem cuz it might just be from his own easy boy chair on Sundays.
Kaepernick would be #7 sitting between the two orange Gatorade jugs.
Minnesota Vikings offensive guard Alex Boone is among those who do not agree with Kaepernick at all.
In reaction, many 49ers fans are burning their jersey’s in protest.
Furious San Francisco 49ers fans are burning Colin Kaepernick jerseys after he refused to stand for the national anthem as part of a racial protest.
One fan even played The Star-Spangled Banner as he set light to the Number 7 shirt, watching with his hand on his chest as it was reduced to ash.
Another, who uploaded a video to Instagram under the handle Nate3914, called the $19million-per-year athlete an ‘ignorant son of a b****.’
He added: ‘People die every single day defending that flag you refuse to stand for and I won’t stand for that.’
‘This jersey was the worst $50 investment I have ever had … you should never play in the NFL again, move to Canada.’
Thousands of football fans also took to Twitter in order to shout down Kaepernick’s protests, accusing him of being unpatriotic, spoiled, and childish.
The idiots at the liberal sports entertainment network know as ESPN think that it is just Donald Trump supporters who are against Kaepernick’s actions. Hmm, I thought that on air ESPN personalities were not supposed to express their political points of view? At least that is what they told Curt Shilling when they fired him. Of course they only want to spew their liberal propaganda. Newsflash to ESPN, if you think only Trump supporters are pissed off with Kaepernick’s actions, it is no wonder your network is losing market-share, talent and now sucks!
Apparently those who profess to be most offended by stereotyping and profiling are taking a break, to stereotype and profile Republicans and conservatives.
Reacting to criticism of Colin Kaepernick for sitting during the National Anthem on Friday night, ESPN’s Pablo S. Torre took to Twitter with an open mind, and absolutely no sweeping generalizations:
WELL IMAGINE THAT, 90% OF NATIVE AMERICANS ARE NOT OFFENDED BY REDSKINS, HMM, ISN’T THAT A MANDATE?
A WAPO poll finds that 90% of Native Americans say they ARE NOT offended by the Washington Redskins name. WOW, 90%! You can’t find 9 in 10 people top agree on anything these days. The poll asked only “Native Americans” the question if the professional football team in Washington calls itself the Washington Redskins. As a Native American, do you find that name offensive or doesn’t it bother you? An astounding 90% said they were not offended, 9% said they were and 1% had no opinion and could have cared less. So who exactly is so offended and insulted by the Redskin name? Once again we are witness to a group of 5 people who claim to speak for the other 99% This a Washington Post independent poll, not one conducted by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Schneider for his own self-serving reasons. Those on the offended by anything side will be hard pressed to condemn these poll results.
Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team’s moniker.
The survey of 504 people across every state and the District reveals that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the same result. Responses to The Post’s questions about the issue were broadly consistent regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations.
Among the Native Americans reached over a five-month period ending in April, more than 7 in 10 said they did not feel the word “Redskin” was disrespectful to Indians. An even higher number — 8 in 10 — said they would not be offended if a non-native called them that name.
Johnny Manziel Indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on a Misdemeanor Assault with Bodily Injury Charge
JOHNNY FOOTBALL INDICTED ….
CBS11 is reporting that Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on a misdemeanor assault with bodily injury charge. The indictment occurred even though a settlement has been reached between Manziel and Crowley. It would be a miracle if Manziel was aver picked up by another NFL team ever as he has just too much baggage and too little talent. You have to wonder what the hell the Cleveland Brown were thinking. Those at the Heisman might also want to take a moment of reflection and ponder what “integrity” means to them.
Sources in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office tell L.P. Phillips of KRLD-AM, Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on a misdemeanor assault with bodily injury charge.
The grand jury reviewed evidence in the assault case against former NFL quarterback Manziel, Thursday, April 21.
The 23-year-old quarterback is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley several times while driving from an uptown Dallas bar back to her home in Fort Worth.
According to police records, Crowley tried to jump out of the moving car and get to safety, but Manziel stopped, dragged her back into the car and hit her.
Crowley told the valet at Hotel Zaza, “Please don’t let him take me,” according to her police report, “I’m scared for my life!”
Manziel was cut by the Browns in March after two tumultuous seasons marked by inconsistent play and off-the-field headlines about his partying and drinking, including one stint in rehab. His future in the NFL is uncertain and might be nonexistent without the second stint in treatment that two agents demanded before cutting ties with him.
In a statement to ESPN and other media Tuesday, Manziel said, “I’m hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now, so I can focus on what I have to do if I want to play in 2016. I also continue to be thankful to those who really know me and support me.”
Manziel didn’t have much impact during the little time he spent on the field for the Browns the past two seasons. He passed for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in 14 games.
Ex- New Orleans Saint DE Will Smith Shot to Death Following Minor Car Crash in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District
FORMER NFL PLAYER SHOT TO DEATH FOLLOWING CAR CRASH …
Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death last night following a minor car crash in the Lower Garden District on Saturday night. Smith was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, after words were exchanged following a car crash with another driver who was in a Hummer H2. Smith was shot multiple times and his wife, Racquel, 33, was shot once in the right leg. Cardell Hayes has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints player Will Smith following a car crash.
Hmm, where is the black lives matter crowd on this one? Oh that’s right, black on black crime does not fit their narrative.
Former Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District on Saturday night following a minor car crash, the coroner’s office confirmed.
Smith, 34, was shot after exchanging words with the driver of a Hummer H2 that rear-ended his Mercedes G63 SUV, causing him to strike another vehicle containing acquaintances of Smith, police said.
Smith was shot multiple times and his wife, Racquel, 33, was shot once in the right leg, according to police. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to New Orleans superintendent of police Michael Harrison.
“We are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers,” said a statement released Sunday morning on behalf of Smith’s family. “We ask that you continue to respect the family’s privacy as they grieve the loss of a devoted husband, father and friend.”
Police said Sunday they had no evidence Hayes and Smith knew each other prior to the accident, but they were still investigating the motive behind the shooting.
Smith had 67.5 sacks, the fourth highest total in Saints history, in 10 years with the organization. He was a starter on the Super Bowl XLIV championship team, helping bring the franchise its only title. He also won a national championship at Ohio State and was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft.
Smith did not play in another NFL game after tearing a knee ligament in an exhibition in 2013.