After weeks of witnessing hundreds of NFL player’s kneel in protest during the national anthem, some team owners are reaching their breaking point. Every week as the NFL players continue to kneel in protest the ratings continue to plummet due to fans boycotting the games. This absurd demonstration that NFL players claim is to bring awareness to racial inequality in America all while cashing million dollar checks has only angered millions of hardworking Americans.
Now, these racist players have taken their protest to a whole new level with what they just did in today’s game, and it spells bad news for every white player on the team.
Every time these arrogant players kneel during the national anthem, they only create more division in an already fractured country. Though these players say that their national anthem protest is not meant to anger or frustrate the fans, it is making the situation worse, not better. Team owners have expressed frustration over the national anthem protests and that they have continued despite the public outcry against them. Finally, after witnessing hundreds of players kneeling some team owners are taking a stand against these racist protests.
Earlier this month, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued a pointed ultimatum to his players stating that players who kneel during the anthem will not play ball. Of course, that statement sparked an internet firestorm where social justice warriors attacked Jones for demanding respect of players that played for his team. Then shortly afterward, Houston Texans owner, Bob McNair followed suit saying during a meeting with other team owners that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison”.
Of course, the Texan team took offense to this comment by McNair and met together before today’s game to discuss their best retaliation. The team considered several options including peeling the team decals off of their helmets or staying in the locker room for the anthem, but instead, they opted to kneel during the national anthem.
Here is more from Fox News:
A majority of Houston Texans players took a knee Sunday during the national anthem ahead of their game against the Seattle Seahawks in protest against controversial remarks made by the team’s owner.
Texans owner Bob McNair had met with the team Saturday morning and apologized for his previous comments that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” during a meeting of NFL owners.
Even after the meeting with McNair, the Texans held a players meeting in Seattle to decide how to game the game Sunday, ESPN reported, citing a league source.
Texans left tackle Duane Brown told ESPN he anticipates “up to 65 to 70 percent” of the team’s players could kneel as part of the protest in Seattle, adding the players would not remove the team’s decals from their helmets as had been discussed.
McNair’s remarks caused a firestorm of criticism from athletes inside and outside the NFL and prompted an initial apology from the 79-year-old Friday.
“I know they were upset,” McNair told the Houston Chronicle about his meeting with the players. “I wanted to answer their questions. I told them if I had it to do over again I wouldn’t use that expression.”
The comment was published in an ESPN The Magazine story about two recent days of meetings among owners, players, and others to discuss the protests that have drawn the ire of President Donald Trump.
Players, following the lead of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, say they kneel to protest social injustices, particularly against African-Americans. Trump has sharply criticized the protests and even called on NFL owners to fire players.
The meetings earlier this month did not result in a policy change that would require players to stand for the anthem. Owners and players are expected to meet again next week to discuss initiatives.
Now, this move by the majority of the Houston Texan team puts the team owner, Bob McNair and the coaching staff in an incredibly sticky situation, and here is why. Currently, our country is held hostage by identity politics and not offending anyone’s feelings. So, since McNair apologized for his comments due to the bullying tactics of the left, he is now facing a huge issue.
McNair is going to have to call out all the players including the white players for turning the game into a political stunt instead of the team just playing ball. The comment that McNair made is similar to the common phrase the “inmates running the asylum”, and it is entirely possible he just confused the words. However, instead of the team giving McNair the benefit of the doubt they chose to make matters worse, and who knows where this protest will end up now.