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The NFL has a MAJOR Hypocrisy Problem When it Comes to Allowing the American Flag to be Disrespected

Robert Griffin III was forced by the NFL to turn his t-shirt message inside out because it had a Christian message on it. What about his "freedom of expression," NFL?

Why is it okay to disrespect the American flag, okay to wear a t-shirt praising communist butcher Fidel Castro, okay to depict cops as pigs, but not okay to wear a Christian t-shirt?

Everyone is weighing in in the disrespectful NFL flag-sitters, so I might as well. Here are several points that make the case that NFL owners and the commissioner are utter hypocrites for allowing players to disrespect the American flag: 
1) The NFL is a private company — it is not the federal government. Every private company has codes of conduct.

At the time, Los Angeles Times reporter Chuck Schilken reported that RGIII had been fined $10,000 last year for wearing a T-shirt with a Christian message. Schilken wrote:

“The NFL has pretty strict rules about what players can and can’t wear at the stadium on game days at any time they might be visible to the public. Players’ outfit can’t feature ‘personal messages either in writing or illustration” and cannot “honor or commemorate individuals,’ at least not without league approval. 

Furthermore, the league won’t grant permission for any items ‘which relate to political activities or causes, other non-football events, causes or campaigns, or charitable causes or campaigns.’ Anything that is approved is supposed to be, among other things, “non-controversial.

So while there doesn’t seem to be any specific rules pertaining to religious-themed shirts like the one Griffin was wearing, there looks to be plenty of gray area and language that could have caused some grief for RG3.”

3) When the Dallas Cowboys wanted to honor police that were gunned down by a progressive terrorist, they were not allowed to by the NFL. What about their “freedom of expression?”

4) So the argument that NFL players have “freedom of expression” to do whatever they want is utter bullshit. Complete bullshit, so much bullshit. They do not.

5) Expressing your Christian beliefs or supporting police is not allowed by the NFL. Expressing your America-hating or Marxist beliefs, like Kaepernick’s Communist Castro-loving t-shirt he was allowed to wear or his socks depicting police as pigs were allowed by the NFL management. Is this the USA or the USSR, NFL? 

6) During a game on Sunday in London between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens, NFL players sat on their collective asses for the American National Anthem but then STOOD for the rendition of “God Save the Queen,” the British anthem. How in the world does this make any sense at all?

7) NFL owners like the New England Patriots’ Robert Kraft, called President Trump’s strong condemnation of the flag-sitters “divisive.” But it’s not divisive for players to disrespect the American flag and everything it stands for, including those who gave their lives fighting for it? That’s somehow not divisive? Huh? 

The president is correct on this one — the NFL could (and should) fine and/or suspend players that disrespect the American flag like they do far less offensive activities like the examples above. At the very least, the NFL has exposed their blatant hypocrisy and egregious double standard.

But if they don’t, the free markets will take care of punishing the NFL by tuning them out. There are a lot of other great things to do in this great country on a Sunday — like go to church. Not all NFL players hate the country or the police officers who protect the very same idiots protesting them. Unfortunately, the patriotic players will be affected as well.

The NFL will go down just like everything else progressive leftist politics poisons unless they deal with the unAmerican flag-sitters. As Michelle Malkin said Saturday night on Justice with Judge Jeanine, the NFL is about to become the “No Fan League.” The NFL is already seeing ratings tank and they will continue to as long as NFL management and NFL owners kowtow to the Marxist thugs within the league.

Why is it okay to disrespect the American flag, okay to wear a t-shirt praising communist butcher Fidel Castro, okay to depict cops as pigs, but not okay to wear a Christian t-shirt?

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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