David Doptis

A Detroit Lions season ticket holder was forced to return his season tickets after he posted a Facebook photo calling a black couple "ignorant ni**ers.

David Doptis, 36, became irate when a black couple refused to stand for the "Star Spangled Banner" at Sunday's game at Ford Field.

Doptis, who owns Restaurant Liquidations Auctions LLC in Pontiac, took a photo of the couple sitting while other Lions fans stood for the playing of the national anthem.

He uploaded the image to Facebook.com, along with the caption "You wana [sic] sit down for the national anthem? You don't like our country then get [the] f--- outttt".

He also typed the words "ignorant ni**ers" in a banner across the photo of the seated couple.

The NFL and the Detroit Lions reacted quickly, revoking Doptis's season tickets which range in price from $399 per seat to $2,314 per seat.

The team's president said he plans to reach out to the couple personally.

Stacey Graham

"Providing our fans with a safe and enjoyable experience at all Ford Field events is of the utmost importance and an absolute priority for our organization," the Lions said in a statement after speaking with Doptis.

The woman in the photo, Stacey Graham, was unaware of the drama unfolding in the stands.

She said she was "baffled" when she learned what Doptis had done.

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  • B.H.

    good for them lions toke an stand against racism

  • Karla E

    I'm glad the organization reached out to them quickly after. Dude can now enjoy the game from his television.

  • Renee26

    Good!

  • stav

    On a daily basis the those who are truly ignorant, stupid, and vile show their true colors. White racist America ..the epitome of the foundation of this country! Their rude awakening is on the horizon!

  • IamAllnatural

    trump has these racist clowns acting bold. Great job Detroit Lions executives for taking a stand against racism.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But, but I thought that leftists were the authoritarians./s

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • MsPam

    Black folks are just now finding out what the words to the national anthem means?! Some of us are two hundred and three years late.

  • Just Passing Through

    So much respect for the Lions organization. Way to go!

  • SG

    Great!

  • BettyBoop

    Only in Amerkkka will a person get called a name just for not standing for a stupid song. White people are such simpletons.

  • BettyBoop

    SOME black folk...

  • stav

    Some white people!

  • BettyBoop

    lol, touche'

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yep Many don't even know the history of Christopher Columbus murdering ass.. He DIDnt "discover" America..he actually never made to america What Columbus "discovered" was the Bahamas archipelago and then the island later named Hispaniola, now split into Haiti and the Dominican Republic. On his subsequent voyages he went farther south, to Central and South America. He never got close to what is now called the United
    States. He brought back ships and slaughter Hispaniola until it was less than 200 habitants..truth..

  • stav

    And he didn't discover those already inhabited places, they were just new to him and those that funded his voyage!

  • Wreckognize Game

    This is gonna increase his business because the people who will claim they are patriotic are going there now. He will have a line down the block and probably will stick a flagpole in front his business.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yep thats why I said "Discovered" with parenthesis lol..He was as stupid ignorant man that scholars laughed at..he thought the world was pear shaped instead of round.. fuuuggn idiot.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yep....this...

  • Wreckognize Game
  • MsPam

    I stand corrected??

  • stav

    Fo sho!

  • MsPam

    Let me correct myself I should of said "Some black folks" at the beginning of my sentence.??

  • bella28498 .

    I though ni99as was suppose to be boycotting football ?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    YT people crack me up. Yall will take a pic and post it with some dumb ish but wont dare say it someones face. That brotha is better than me cause the minute I would have found out me and my boys would be right in front of that yt mans job ready to kick his azz...

  • Cali

    So the black people who stood up for the anthem are?...I hate dumb mofos and glad the Lions took swift action

  • Ni Ni

    He had that liquid courage...Michelob ?.

  • hottlanta

    Wonder are the black folks gonna lose their jobs for not standing up for the flag. YT gonna treat them differently at work. All of a sudden you have gone from a good employee to a bad employee or we are cutting down in staff and gotta let you go. They have a right to not stand up for the flag if they don't want to. That is what he gets from getting all up in other people business,

  • Zettai

    What is ridiculous is that someone so concerned with "respect" for the anthem is too busy worrying about what others are doing and taking pictures to put his hand over his heart and face the flag while the anthem is performed. Ignorant hypocrite!

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    They are so pressed about standing for this damn national anthem. Kiss my entire ass with that BS. And then want to say get the eff out. ALL this work my people have done in this country?? You get the f*ck out ?????

  • Zettai

    Guaranteed he is no longer a Lions fan. He'll tell his buddies he can't be a fan of a team that supports "ignorant ni99erdom" and won't support "his right to free speech" ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    This right here^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so busy playing 'overseer' over Us, you out of position your damn self!

  • klwbaby

    The only ignorant ni**er in this situation is David Dipsh*t Doptis....

  • BettyBoop

    They are so pressed about standing for this damn national anthem. Kiss my entire ass
    __________________________
    YEAH, in the crack!

  • Abc

    When a simple song is so important for so many ppl, the brain wash worked and the gov is happy.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    When did he become so patriotic? Well now he can wave his flag from outside the stadium HA! HA!! ???

  • BettyBoop

    Don't worry about it. I did the same thing above...lol

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    ikr White ppl brought us here now they want us to leave now that we have rights Nope! we're staying They can leave if they want to though lol

  • BettyBoop

    When he hurts others with his "hateful" free speech, it's not free anymore.

  • hottlanta

    Yep still laughing at that generational lie that Abe freed the slaves when he was a slave owner himself. His wife owned slaves. He needed the slaves to join the war and the war was about who was gonna own us. Talking about there were no Republican slave owners from back in the day.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Damn!..... Damn!..... DAMN! So sick of this shyat.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty
  • JV

    If people don't like you because of how you are or something you believe, who cares. If people have an attitude about me for something I don't agree with, guess what, it's my right and if you start at me funny, I'll stare right back. But most of the time in these kinds of groupthink situations, nobody says anything. Notice how this guy didn't say anything to them, he waits to till he goes online.

  • T3

    It wasn't enough courage for him to say anything. He's a keyboard warrior ???

  • Kayke

    White people brought some of us here.....there were dark, brown, red, yellow people here before them. They went to Africa to get more of us.

  • T3

    First, I read about a white man who accidentally shot himself and lied and said a black man in a hoodie did it. Now this. I can't! I'm sick of this ?! I'm blaming 45. They blamed my President for everything. So......

  • Coffee1st

    A black man and a black woman obtained some understanding, some knowledge.... And with this they made a decision that they refuse the waiver from.
    Great story. The white guy's reaction doesn't even bother me. What? You thank they gon applaud us when we respect ourselves. think for ourselves and stand on our own two? Please. I don't think there's anything a racist hates more.

  • Reneé Patt

    While I agree this guy is an a**hole, really? Get out the country? 1. Black folks didn't come here on vacation in the beginning. 2. I'm sure plenty people would love to go to another country before they become slaves again, but unfortunately every other country's immigration laws beside the us wouldn't allow that so easily. I also agree with some people saying it's sad that just last year these people decided to stop standing because of the original words of the national anthem...I can't help but still think its a fad, because the words were changed a long time ago...and as of last year you're taking a seat for words that don't even exists anymore? Let the reason be what everyone else is saying. They feel this is no longer the land of the free. Cool. But as of last year you want to sit against words that aren't even part of the national anthem...yes...makes you appear ignorant and it encourages racist bigots to think we are trash and dumb. Regardless, i get it...that guy didn't know anything about their reasoning when he was a dirt bag and posted the picture and let it bother his whole time HE should have been standing and paying attention. I also think its pretty sad...that people on this comment section that are calling people idiots...refer to quotation marks as parentheses. I mean...who's really the idiot? And should we really be shocked when white folks talk about us when we operate like ignorant fools? If a white person or another black person that you disagree with calls quotation marks parentheses, you guys would have their head. But the minute you agree with each other as it pertains to white folks...you never correct each other and let each other continue to be ignorant, as long as they agree with you. So it appears...that its ok to be ignorant black folks as long as you agree with how you feel about white people, but the minute you don't agree...yall love pointing out each others ignorance. Lol wtf I will be the first one to be annoyed with white folks and their modernized racist agendas...but I'm equally annoyed when MY BLACK PEOPLE...fail to see just how ignorant they really can be and feel that by doing better is some kind of slavery or white washing, meanwhile waiting to constantly pull a race card as if that's the only reason someone isn't here for you absurd. Surprise, its not always about the color of your skin that makes people call you an ignorant idiot. Look at your attitudes sometimes!!!

  • Ryan

    Good job Lions (something I thought I'd never say!) lol

  • Coffee1st

    Okay. I admit I didn't read full article... But this reaction seems to be tending.
    http://www.theroot.com/mich-teacher-violently-drags-black-6th-grader-out-of-h-1814077435

  • KarmaBackAround

    I am disgusted yet appreciative of the lions quick actions..

  • KA

    Welcome to Trump's America.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Any time a white person has called me a black n*gger I say it right back to them like no you shut up you white n*gger. When I tell you they get so mad and offended they end up looking dumb. That word has as much power as you allow it to have. I started throwing it back to them a few years ago. I was tired of fighting every time some one said it so I had to regain control and let them know n*gger means ignorant. So this white sir applies to you as well.

  • bella28498 .

    Naw this country was built off the backs of blacks and the hate never stopped has absolutely nothing to do with trump

  • freelancepimp .

    The same people who complain about us sitting defend the confederate flag. Whether it was over slavery or not the bottom line is they left the union. They seceded from the United States to be an independent country. Whats more unpatriotic than that? They still celebrate the rebellion. That lets you know what they think of us and our place in this country.

  • KA

    Racists feeling like they have permission to do stuff like this is a direct result of a president whose whole premise of making America great again is to make America white again. Racism is now overt and out in the open, whereas before it was covert. I'm not saying it's wrong, I'd rather they be open about their beliefs. But it is no coincidence that hate crimes and racial incidents have increased since Trump has become president.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    The need to control black bodies is real! How does sitting or taking a knee equal hate for the country? If we hated this bih we would leave, but because we built this MF up we ain't going no damn where, and we'll sit, stand, kneel, cartwheel, etc.

    Sandra, no shade, all sincerity- how do you support the same guy the racists support?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    BINGO! It freaks them tf out!

  • Karla E

    Ha!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    TELL IT!

  • Stationarity

    I have been trying to figure that out for the longest. How is the Confederate Flag or Honoring CSA generals NOT unpatriotic but kneeling for the anthem is?

  • Evillene

    "cartwheel"! I love it! Yep! There'd be no anthem, no stadium and no baseball if it werent for the forced labor of my ancestors. i will do whatever i like while they're standing for the national anthem. F*ck that lowlife bastard.

  • hottlanta

    I betcha a dollar he says he has some black friends. This is the same white person that will tell you they are not racist but as soon as you move into their neighborhood they will move out in the middle of the night. If he don't move he will make your life a living hell by calling the police on you for every little thing.

  • Zettai

    No I agree. These morons think free specch means freedom to say hateful things without consequences. It's a fact, the most racist are usually the most uneducated.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL yes ma'am. We're not new to this. We've been here looong enough!

  • 2gr8ful

    Preach!!! I know some racist people like this and they would stand on their deck with their licensed weapons staring at you. What is sad is this man has a business wonder if any black people work for his racist behind??

  • Faux Gibbler

    Why do they gotta be ignorant "n*g**rs*?
    Why not just ignorant people? He's entitled to think people are ignorant for not standing for the Anthem but why the racist comment?
    Stupid azz racist.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Amen.
    "That word has as much power as you allow it"

  • Faux Gibbler

    Oh chile..
    I had a client who had a neighbor who was like that, would call that police for everything.. I MEAN EVERYTHING.. he got arrested for abusing 911 and sued..
    just gave me bad memories.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Being biracial in America is hard because you get it from both sides. I can't tell you which side is worse.
    But I can tell you this, I know Black And White People who served in our military who don't give a damn if you stand or not for the anthem. They will tell tell you that is your right and that is what they fight for.
    People getting carried away with their fake outrage for people not standing for the anthem. Pick your battles wisely.

  • bella28498 .

    They been droing this, just being televised more innocent black men were killed by white cops under the half black president. Nope this been going on.

  • hottlanta

    Then that same mofo will see you and be grinning all in your face like it is all good. But they ain't racist. That is just like them bragging about the abolitionists who rescue slaves but they never guide them to their neighborhood to live next door to them. Yep they send you as far away as possible.

  • Athena Panagakos

    I know right!? I'm white and I would have cussed him ALL the way out! He should be banned for life.

  • GuestSTAR

    Yeah they feel emboldened, but somebody gon get hurt. These Peckerwoods just ain't run across the RIGHT ONE yet.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U not breaking any laws not standing for the national anthem it's not that deep

  • freelancepimp .

    Very hypocritical people.

  • CookieMobster

    I think anyone that doesn't stand for the national anthem is ignorant. If you don't like this country get the f@*# out. But he should not have called them the N word.

  • Allihave2say

    He didn't know if they were disabled or not, he made an assumption tied to race and racism.

  • Allihave2say

    He has taken his website off line.

  • V Dubb

    Shut the hell up. Do you stand everyone it's played? Even at home. Shut up. No one cares. God comes first not some damn country that could give a shot about you...trust. they can do whatever the hell they want

  • V Dubb

    BettyBoop Samantha G.
    7 hours ago
    They are so pressed about standing for this damn national anthem. Kiss my entire ass....
    .......... yassssssss what she said. FOH!!!!

  • nick c

    I cant do the NFL anymore lol.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    "They" just don't get it! It has nothing to do with not liking "Our" country so getting the "F" out will not solve anything because it's irevelant....geeez! So when a black person goes against the grain and actually stands up for something, they are ignorant?! Really now... hmmm. But I have a question, if you respected that national anthem so much, wouldn't you be facing the front with your hand over your heart instead of snapping photos and looking around while it's playing anyway?!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    When you say that people you know in the military don't care if you stand.... we're talking about other military members standing or civilians?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Why any comment though ????

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    We're not leaving until we receive our reprimands....now pay up!!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Are you white?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    ? ?

  • lovelygamour

    the line isn't black slavery its about not being a slave to taxes and employment. hireling means an menial job. plus this country was fighting England over taxes.
    --too many videos are playing on this website at the time time and its effecting my screen. this computer has high speks so its odd that I'm having problems.
    --

  • KA

    So before this year, the KKK have been openly marching in the street, and racist white people have been calling people the "n word" and feeling bold enough to post their racist rants on social media??? Or chant "build a wall" when they see Hispanic people? I must have missed that the last 20 or so years...hmmmm.

    We know it goes on, has gone on and will always go on. The difference is now, they will call you the "n" word and spit on you in broad daylight and feel totally justified because Trump says it's ok - there are good people on both sides, remember??

  • Keepin’IT100

    What a retarded fool.. He is going to pay for that. Social Media is the death of a lot of people reputations..

  • Hmmm~?

    White people are so ANNOYING. If they don't want to stand up, how is that anyones business but they're own? If you don't like it then don't fhucking look at it bro, damn. White people stay whining about the absolute dumbest shit.

  • Given2Much

    You are absolutely correct. I served 20 years (retired Air Force) and I fought for everyone to peacefully express themselves. As long as you are not detracting from others paying respect then I'm fine with people choosing to sit. This country has a lot of issues, but it's still the best option out there. Period.

  • SolEK Ennis-Klyczek

    These kids out here listening to music every day that calls them ignorant niggers, and, baaaby, they can't stop dancing to the beat. I'm so sick of the hypocrisy surrounding this word. If the word don't mean anything, drop the uproar! Damn! Or does it only have power when whites use it? Well, if that's the case we're right back where we started, but only worse off.

  • 2telldatruth

    CLUELESS!

  • 2telldatruth

    Hmmmmmm.....let me see the most hireling job during the writing of the National Anthem was black slavery. The writer of the National Anthem was who_____________ and stood for what____________? I'll let you fill in the blanks.

  • 2telldatruth

    It's not illegal yet.....

  • morenYAHdelsur

    HELLO ?

    I live- in a red parish- just outside of New Orleans- a blue city. These MFs will not intimidate me ?? Some are decent, most are bigoted. I enjoy making them squirm when I step out ? looking like Marie Laveau ????? LOL.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Aye... I'm from Houma!

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    The anthem ain't for black folk anyway.

  • Patricia

    why do people have to be nationalists to enjoy a SPORTS game anyway? how are the 2 connected? i never understood singing and playing the star spangled banner before games nor pledging my allegiance to any flag before school each day. now that i know more...i sure aint doing it again lol

  • Patricia

    im with you. i can stand to listen to a person call me all kinds of names to my face bc I KNOW IT AINT TRUE. and they have! i know the real problem lies with them whether stemming from jealousy, full of strife and want to fight, trying to intimidate me or embarrass me. thats the real motive for the untrue name-calling. on the flipside, the truth hurts and causes people discomfort and upset. if youre not a nig ga, how does someone saying it bother you? i cant get riled up anymore over someone calling me a nig ga than if they had called me a roach. neither are true.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    AH-YEEE LOL ?

    So you know EXACTLY what I'm talmbout!

  • Patricia

    exactly. they should be caught up in the moment and crying tears of thanksgiving for their beloved country

  • Mrs. ??????????

    He was so upset that this couple didn't stand for the anthem but he was scanning the arena for people not standing for the anthem, LOL! How involved could he have been in singing the anthem if he is taking pics of the couple? The Hypocrisy...smdh This man was doing the most to get attention and I'm glad he lost his tickets.

  • C Mack

    Stop. Don't deflect and blame us for being mistreated. There's a difference between a term of endearment within a community and an offensive remark made by a historical opposer of said community.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sports fans are hilarious! If they aren't committing mass murder at their ex-wife's house, they're spewing racism at anyone who exercises their constitutional rights.

    This country was stolen... I mean founded, because our white forefathers wanted to escape England's religious persecution and ridiculous taxes. Yet, despite the notion that everyone here is entitled to live their lives as they see fit (within reason) we've managed to become what I refer to as, "the land of the free, but only if we agree!"

    The irony is, the most un-American thing about this story is David Doptis!

  • GuestSTAR

    If they don't already have season tickets and the league took the ignorant racist's season tickets, give the couple season tickets, HA!!!

  • MythCalledLove

    I know I might be dragged like a rag doll but people hv every right to think what they want. Freedom of speech no matter how hurtful. Losing tickets he paid for because of what he posted seems a bit harsh companies seem to do this because they dont want to be called racist. It still didnt change the mans mindset. If anything it deepens his hate and now he will post about and it will become a mess. We make similar post about white people and don't expect anything to happen. The ESPN situation if it was Obama in office and the person was white we would want that persons throat.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    The Lions suck anyway. He proved he was an idiot simply by purchasing season tickets for such a lousy football team.

    Did he notice that most of the players on the Lions and the city of Detroit is populated by African Americans?

    Trailer trash.

  • hottlanta

    I want every black person on this board to go to work and say good morning REDNECK to all of their white employees and send tapes of their facial expressions. If someone objects I want them to say Jeff Foxworhy got rich off his "redneck" jokes, white people laughed and I have heard other white people call each other rednecks so I think it is okay to use it. Then also send us a tape of you at the unemployment office and send us another tape after your unemployment was declined by the company because you called white people rednecks. The "N" word white people are mad about is the word "NO" you can't and how dare us nigras tell what they can't do they could care less about the word.

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. Johnson looking like not again I a ready to go home. No flag excitement whatsoever.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I understand what your saying. I feel like this, you can think or feel anyway you please. You shouldn't impose that on other people. I don't like black women with blonde hair but I'm not posting pics and calling them names

  • hottlanta

    Every white person that talked about Obama like a dog got employment elsewhere quickly. She didn't lie. He had Bannon in the oval office right next to him and still calling him. Imagine if Obama had Rev, Wright in the White House and all he did was repeat what someone else had said during a CNN interview, the Republican Party who love black people soooo much played that part and purposely left out the other sections of the tape to call Rev. Rice a racist. If word had gotten out that Obama was still talking to Rev. Wright on his personal cellphone all hell would break loose. Dump quit to condemn the CNN situation and taking his time to sign the bill condemning white supremacy and other hate groups and had to be forced to condemn the hate groups in Charlottesville and didn't even mention Heather's name. He is famous for his Red Lobster menu folder signing ceremony when he wants to overturn everything Obama did to make it look like he was working. Ask the Central Park 5 is Dump a racist and I guess you slept through his campaign when he called Mexicans rapists and murderers. The clock is still ticking on him to sign the bill against white DOMESTIC terrorist groups here in this country. What is taking him so long. Fake prove to us that you are not racist and not a white supremacy by signing it. Gotta give it to him he can't even fake it and yet you mad at the young lady at ESPN for telling the truth.

  • Cali

    "Freedom of speech no matter how hurtful. Losing tickets he paid for because of what he posted seems a bit harsh companies"

    I don't think it was harsh at all and their are penalties for exercising your freedom of speech and this man was exercising Hate speech that is a threat to everyone around. And yes it won't change a racist, but it will teach him to STFU or risk losing more than he bargained for.

    Also, Obama was attacked left and right while in office by other politicians and celebs, even mockingly "lynched" and he never once called for someone to be fired because he understood that this would be illegal unlike the obese Huckabee girl who is calling for the ESPN woman to be fired which is why I believe ESPN is pushing back because not only because they are overstepping, but Trumps long awaited refusal to denounce white supremacy is pretty clear. I am surprised that the ESPN woman hasn't been suspended at least for sharing her personal opinion, but maybe it was her personal twitter vs ESPN's? I don't know

  • TooMuchTea

    Excuse me! We did make it to the playoffs last season.

  • Nina Ross

    They want want black folks to follow orders.

  • hottlanta

    People are more upset of him being called out for being a racist but not upset about his racist actions he has done to be called a racist. Prove her wrong.

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    So he calls them ignorant and then calls them racist names? Hmm... that makes him just as ignorant.

  • Malai

    Ding ding ding!! ? that's the answer right there!!

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    You'll find too much freedom of speech, can be a bad thing. Really? So if that man or any other man was free to call you racist names, daily, you'd say they would be allowed because of freedom of speech? Freedom of speech is good, for speaking out against things, but not to condone racism, sexist, and other stuff. There are some people in this world, who are full of hate. That man clearly does not like black people, so I personally wouldn't defend him. So they didn't stand up? Big deal. The man needs to get a life.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Huh?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    People take freedom of speech literally. It was meant to stand up for what's right, not spew hate or racism. Him speaking out wasn't the problem necessarily, it was how he chose to convey it.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Absolutely!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Ok we will leave but on the way out we taking all of the traffic lights, peanut butter, pace makers, the bridges, ironing boards and etc

  • Curtis Reese 2969

    I get so tired of white folks with their bs when black folks take a stand but these same MFers have nothing to say about police brutality. Freedom of speech is not just for white people.

  • Evillene

    His intent is to insult and demean with the word. I don't necessarily disagree with your position about its use, but we must accept that it CAN be used with differing intent.

  • hottlanta

    I guess Jackie Robinson is the n-word as well he said in his book he couldn't stand and sing the anthem. I guess they gonna take his picture out of the baseball hall of fame.
    ___________________________________________________________Jackie Robinson in 1972: 'I Cannot Stand and Sing the Anthem; I ...
    http://www.theroot.com/jackie-robinson-in-1972-i-cannot-stand-and-sing-the-an-17908565...
    CachedAug 29, 2016 - Jackie Robinson, in his 1972 autobiography, I Never Had It Made, described the moment when he realized that he could not "stand and sing the anthem," nor "salute the flag," ... The band struck up the national anthem. ... of black Americans, especially those who seek liberation, will ensure that we never do.

  • Morethana?

    But president Trump called President Obama a racist when he was in office!

  • BrittBrat2005

    Haha, I said the same thing today on my lunch break with some coworkers we where discussing this topic. I said if they really want us to go back we taking everything we invented with us, toilets, elevators, refrigerator. We taken all that with us and no they can't buy from us they gotta start over.. lol

  • bella28498 .

    I don't know what part u don't understand ??? white ppl have always been bold killing u, enslaving, calling u ni993rs, and being openly racist. They never stopped, I can't possibly be the only black person that know and been witnessing this since I been alive. You ni99as feelings are hurt because now they going back to the good ole upfront racism, y'all got to comfy with the political correctness for the last 8 years

  • KA

    The political correctness as you call it didn't start 8 years ago. It started when the Civil Rights Act went into effect. And I'm not talking about the injustices of the legal system, which is what I assume to which you are referring. Nobody said that the killing or mass incarceration of black people isn't a problem, but now it's not the only problem. White supremacy is back and in full effect, and it has nothing to do with whether someone is carrying a gun and a badge. Average Bob is now popping off on IG and buying tiki torches to match in the street for white power. And Trump is totally down with that.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    What do you care about them not standing? They appear to be seated quietly in their seats. This is the problem with too many people; we're consumed with what the next person is doing instead of shaking it off and moving along.

    Y'all get mad that Trump's in office, but I promise it's showing who people really are. This needs to happen. It's time.

  • Look@m3

    I don't think its harsh because if he would do it to them and get away with it he would do it again. Sorry but I would not want anyone freely coming to my games taking pictures of unsuspecting people and making remarks like that. He is entitled to feel how he wants to feel, but you can not be my co-worker, or even customer doing stuff like this. Sorry what he did was a BOLD move! Its not like these people signed a contract and said we are ok with you posting this picture on you FB account and callins us Ignorant N**. Come on.

  • Look@m3

    WOW!

  • Look@m3

    Showl is....hope he smart enough to make his account private because the Internet SAVAGE!

  • Look@m3

    They always do!!!! OMG....this is always the come back. I have black neighbors, I have black friends....this is always a red flag for me.

  • Look@m3

    LMAO. I don't think I ever heard the term White Ni66@. This has kilt me to the core.

  • LaGrl562

    Boy White america is on one....................be mindful Black America can get on ONE too!

  • justsayin

    Not standing does not mean you hate America. It means the National Anthem is a LIE! there is no JUSTICE FOR ALL. AfricanAmericans should not stand and repeat a lie. That Flag is for White Americans. When has White America cared about what offends African Americans? its always about them! Never ever considering the feeling of African Americans who have been Slaves in this Country. Has helped build this Country. Fought and died in every war this Country has ever had. Pays taxes in this Country. in 2017 USA states are passing laws against African Americans preventing us from voting. In some southern states. There are still segregated proms in 2017. Why did't this same racist. Protest That?