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Thread: NFL to Fine Teams for Players Kneeling During Anthem

  1. #21
    I'm telling ya'.....players choosing to do nothing can be a very effective form of protest.

    Just read where the White House disinvited the Eagles after learning less than 10 players agreed to meet with Trump.

    FWIW the Eagles didn't have a single player participate in the anthem protest last year.

    Winning.

  2. #22
    Update: Fox News forced to apologize for using misleading photos and videos of Eagle players kneeling in pre game prayer in a blatantly dishonest attempt to portray Eagle players as anthem protesters.

    Fake news, right?

  3. #23
    Update: White House replaces photo op with the Eagles with an 8 minute long celebration of America on White House lawn featuring the Marine Corp band playing the national anthem. At least two fans in attendance drop to their knees in protest while the panderer in chief struggles to mouth half of the words of the anthem. Later, NBA's biggest stars say they have no intent to visit the White House in the future regardless who wins the championship.

    This is what winning looks like?

  4. #24
    Update: Malcom Jenkins brilliantly wins the argument without saying a word. Silently reminds the world what the original protest was about.

    Also, the protest that has emerged against Trump himself continues to spread. Washington Capitol star player says his team won't visit the White House because Trump is a disrespectful person who doesn't deserve respect from others. Hard to argue with.

    Bottom line....ignorant fans angry about anthem protests now have three major sports to boycott. Can mostly unwatchable MLB be far behind?

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Update: White House replaces photo op with the Eagles with an 8 minute long celebration of America on White House lawn featuring the Marine Corp band playing the national anthem. At least two fans in attendance drop to their knees in protest while the panderer in chief struggles to mouth half of the words of the anthem. Later, NBA's biggest stars say they have no intent to visit the White House in the future regardless who wins the championship.

    This is what winning looks like?
    He didn't know the words to God Bless America and the fans that were brought in couldn't name the QB for the Eagles.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Bengalbro View Post
    He didn't know the words to God Bless America and the fans that were brought in couldn't name the QB for the Eagles.
    ABC News claims the crowd size of roughly 1000 fans was greatly exaggerated...reminding many of the dishonest claims made after Trumps inauguration. Said the crowd was a couple of hundred people at most, no one in attendance wore team related clothing, and many wore security badges.....implying many were WH staffers away from their desks.

    In short, Trump turned what would have been a meaningless photo op into an even more meaningless photo op....but his Celebration of America featured more giant flags, the Marine Corp Band, and lip synching by an aging 90's era reality television performer.

    Far more importantly...numerous sources now claim the NFL's rule change violates labor laws and wouldn't comply with previous Supreme Court rulings, including (Epic v Lewis). As for Trump himself he's thought to have violated numerous labor laws and based upon statements made by Cowboy owner Jerry Jones is almost certainly guilty of collusion in the lawsuit against the NFL brought by Kaepernick.

    Of note, despite failing to fairly negotiate the rule change with the NFLPA most legal scribes believe the NFL can punish players who don't comply with the new rule....but only if those players show up for work. Nutshelled, players who protest but report to work could be punished under rules pertaining to "partial strikes". By comparison, players who both protest and refuse to play altogether would be deemed "on strike" and could not be punished. All things considered....most players are expected to comply with the NFL's new rule by simply remaining in the locker room when the anthem is played.

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