Despite empty seats galore at NFL stadiums across America, declining TV ratings, and crashing ticket prices, ungrateful and overpaid spoiled players continued to disrespect the American Flag and everything it stands for by either sitting or kneeling (or raising their fist as a racist hat tip to the Black Panthers) during the National Anthem in week 15.
Over half of the protests were from one team — the Seattle Seahawks — led by Michael Bennett, a protege’ of Communist Castro-loving cop-hater Colin Kaepernick, the leftist leader of the anti-American movement.
Twelve Seattle Seahawks disrespectfully knelt during the National Anthem before getting crushed by the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, 42-7, in Seattle. Only 11 other players protested around the league.
Here’s a breakdown of the NFL players shooting themselves and their employer in the foot on Sunday, according to a report by ESPN:
- Seattle Seahawks (12): Defensive limen Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Nazair Jones, Dion Jordan, Sheldon Richardson, Marcus Smith III, Quinton Jefferson, Jarran Reed, Frank Clark and Branden Jackson and linebacker Paul Dawson all sat during the Anthem. Tackle Duane Brown knelt.
- San Francisco 49ers (4): Safety Eric Reid, receiver Marquise Goodwin, linebacker Eli Harold and receiver Louis Murphy knelt during the National Anthem.
- Oakland Raiders (1): Running back Marshawn Lynch remained seated during the National Anthem.
- Tennessee Titans (1): Wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed in the locker room during the playing of the Anthem.
- Los Angeles Rams (1): Linebacker Robert Quinn raised a fist in protest during the Anthem.
- New York Giants (1): Defensive end Olivier Vernon knelt during the Anthem.
- Miami Dolphins (1): Wide receiver Kenny Stills and tight end Julius Thomas took a knee during the Anthem.
- Los Angeles Chargers (1): Left tackle Russell Okung raised a fist in protest during the Anthem.
- Kansas City Chiefs (1): Cornerback Marcus Peters stayed in the tunnel until after the Anthem had finished playing.
Despite the backfiring of the protests and even though the NFL regulates all sorts of behavior — both on and off the field — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is refusing to require players to stand during the National Anthem.