Marshawn Lynch

Television networks are reeling from declining viewership amid ongoing player protests during NFL games. The networks are going to extremes to conceal NFL players who are protesting President Trump and the American flag during the pre-game national anthem.

ESPN and other networks announced they would stop airing the national anthem during NFL pre-games this past Sunday.

The Oakland Raiders staff went one step further by swarming running back Marshawn Lynch as he sat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem.
 


 
Lynch arrived for work at the stadium wearing a black t-shirt that read, “Everybody vs Trump”.
 


 
The action of the Raiders staff prompted speculation that the team feared for Lynch’s safety due to death threats.

In related news, the NBA, fearing a drop in declining viewership, sent a memo to all teams warning players to stand during the national anthem or face the consequences.

In the memo obtained by ESPN, NBA Deputy commissioner Mark Tatum warned teams and players of an existing rule that calls for players to stand during the anthem.

The memo reminded players that individual teams “do not have the discretion to waive” the NBA rule.




  • morenYAHdelsur

    Silencing people does nothing to address the issues at hand. It’s actually comical they’d do this.

  • Vonn

    White folks love law & order until non whites use it to their advantage.

  • millz

    ?? we shall see what they do…
    “Every brother ain’t a brother”
    Gary Byrd

  • NeverSurprised

    The NBA memo was not prompted so much by a concern about viewership, but rather as a reminder that players are to follow the rules clearly stated in the Official Rules of the National Basketball Association 2016-2017. Page 61 clearly states:

    “H. PLAYER/TEAM CONDUCT AND DRESS
    (1) Each player when introduced, prior to the game, must be uniformly dressed.
    (2) Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line during the playing of the National Anthem.”

    This is not a new rule. It has always been in the NBA rulebook. This is also not a “free speech” or “first amendment” issue since these are PRIVATE companies permitted to set their own rules with respect to employee conduct. Any player who does not wish to abide by the rules as set forth by their employer is free to seek other employment. I’m sure these near semiliterate players can finds tons of other jobs that will pay them multi-millions per year. Right?

    Not being allowed to engage in political protest AT WORK also dies not mean these players’ voices will be silenced. Each has hundreds of thousands if not millions of followers on social media. If they have a message to share with their followers, that is the proper forum fir them to do so, NOT AT WORK.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Marshawn is a true Taurus.
    Stay strong my brother and keep speaking truth to power.

  • shun king

    he shook

  • Jen_no_juice

    NFL players who are protesting President Trump and the American flag during the pre-game national anthem.
    ———————
    They are NOT REPEAT ARE NOT protesting the American flag!!!!! The protest is about the injustice and inequality of people of color!

    SN I love Marshawn

  • Jen_no_juice

    I hope they all come out fists raised

  • NeverSurprised

    Nice try, but no cigar. The players are following suit behind what Kapernick himself started. Here’s what HE had to say at the beginning of all this:

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.”

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000691077/article/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during

    So, it started out as being about the flag and honor for this country, and now that fans and advertisers are pushing back in droves, suddenly it ISN’T about that?

  • Mark mcharm

    CBS’ ratings go up for Week 3, NFL ratings as whole expected to see increase the nfl is printing money

  • Mark mcharm

    The rating are not down anyway

  • Mark mcharm

    the commisioner told them to protest with shirts on instead like they did last year

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    lemme see..so nobody YT disrespects the flag on the daily hmm..well lets see..you are not suppose to use the flag as a garment..meaning no hats no draws no t-shirts no bandanas no socks..
    Nor shall you waive it next to any flags that oppose the union..ie confederate, russian natzi flags.
    Now lets get into being a disrespectful american..you milky people write the law that protects freedom of speech and then threaten the ones who use…the law?
    BUT(__________)<—insert privileged syit here…

  • NeverSurprised

    Don’t bet on it. In 1996 Denver Nugget Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (a Muslim convert) refused to stand for the anthem because he believed the flag was a symbol of oppression. On March 12, 1996, the NBA suspended him and fined him $31,707 per missed game. Two days later, he worked out a compromise with the league, whereby he would stand during the playing of the national anthem but could close his eyes and look downward. Twenty years later, I think the league would quadruple the penalty.

    Again, these are PRIVATE companies who are permitted to set their own employee rules. No one is forcing these players to work for these companies. They can look for a company that is happy to pay them to protest on company time. I don’t let my employees make personal calls while at work. Anyone who doesn’t like it is free to leave at any time. I’ll even hold the door open for them as they depart.

  • Guess Who

    Is it disrespectful to wave the Confederate Flag?
    Is it disrespectful to use the American Flag as a weapon?
    Is it disrespectful to use the American Flag’s likeness to sell clothing and other wares?

    Whites do this PROUDLY on a daily and no one bats an eyelash.

  • Guess Who

    THANK YOU!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Blah blah fawking blah… I remember at My nephew graduation … by the way he was the speaker asked everyone to stand for the anthem … you know what I did…. I sat my azz down…. why because my toes in those shoes I had on…. chile… my dogs was howling…. and if somebody would have had gaul to say some shyt bout me sitting… would have caught a swift bird…. folks don’t have to do shyt if they don’t want to. … it’s called respecting themselves … making someone stand up is making them respect the ideal… keep that shyt in mind… with that being said…. if I feel like standing I will… If I don’t I want…. This Better do this mentality … All for unity knowing damn well… Unity is far from being in the equation … Basically stand for a lie…. I don’t do lies … And won’t … ? end rant

  • Noirluv45

    It started out and is still about oppression, and his stance is not standing up to something that defies that. The issue is oppression. I think he made that perfectly clear.

  • Noirluv45

    Same here. I sat down during the NA at a martial arts tourney. I wish someone would’ve said something to me.

  • Look@m3

    My main man Marshawn! Like that guy!!! He is untouchable and fierce on the field!!! They better leave him alone!!

    Just don’t play the anthem for the game! Case close and lets move on….to fighting this fight!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    feet was hurting like hell that day … Chile…. Folks be getting big mad bout that anthem … Please … I will shoot a bird quick and keep it pushing … Or a F u one…

  • Look@m3

    The ratings did go down. Maybe it went back up because people wanted to see who was going to stand or kneel these past 2 weekends. Either way, nothing is going to change until black folk stop spending their money and supporting this mess!

  • Noirluv45

    Lol!!! I hear ya! You know when your feet hurt, everything hurts. We are >>>right here<<<

  • Jen_no_juice

    “….that oppresses black people and people of color,”
    ———
    I said what I said….. and you clearly agree

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NBA PLAYERS DO……….

  • Jen_no_juice

    Commissioner stated they must stand and that they must be uniform. Nothing about raising fist or locking arms….. try again

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Yup. I knew that too!

  • Noirluv45

    So true! We’ve become slaves again.

  • NeverSurprised

    Well, I’m fluent in English. You stated it was NOT a flag protest. Kapernick, who STARTED the protest, said it WAS a flag and country protest, so no I don’t agree with you. Again, I’m basing my position on comprehension of the ENGLISH language, so if you wish to clarify, I’m open to listening.

  • NeverSurprised

    The NBA isn’t as frightened of their players as the NFL apparently is. I believe Every NBA player will stand and not a single one will raise a fist. Link arms? Maybe. I dont see that as being disrespectful and neither does the president. Raising a fist would be, and I don’t think the NBA would condone it and would impose fines, but we shall see.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    They’ve been even told not to protest

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    They need to be honest their views were downs before this a lot of ppl were boycotting watching due to how they treated kap so whatever

  • Elevated Soul

    Once again the troublesome Black Democrat fall for the oke and the doke. They are allowing their Black faces to be used for yet another “white liberal agenda”, while not speaking on Black on Black crime but then again the White liberals they love so much,aren’t either and that’s who these idiots get their cues from….

    THE NBA players got mad because President Trump rejected Steph Curry after he’s insinuated, he was hesitant about visiting the White- House. NBA players as well as Black athletes are not used to being rejected and that is the REAL reason these dumb IGNORANT clowns are protesting…

  • Shamari123

    That was an amazing Documentary. I was glued to my T.V for all 9 episodes. The facts/ eyewitness accounts in there was so great and not watered down. Well done to Ken for producing it.

  • jazzysmith12

    I’m not Democrat or Republican but i’m what Malcolm X called us:stolen children from the motherland who’s forced to play the yte man’s game!!!

  • jazzysmith12

    SO true. I love football but refuse to watch it after Kap’s treatment!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    You really believe don’t you?

    You’re not relevant in the boycott…Many Blacks are stealing cable(LOL),not all but a number are,so again you not relevant in this.These leagues are mainly supported by white people from all political persuasions when it comes to those that really SUPPORT these leagues.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawd !??

  • MythCalledLove

    When will they get the Anthem has nothing to do with the flag Meaning they are not linked together. There is no law that mentions the anthem however U.S Code 31 (I think) speaks only of the flag. The anthem was sung to support and show patriotism during WW1. NFLPA union manual never mentions the anthem. In 09 is when NFL required all players out of the locker room and one the field THATS IT! DOD spent millions divided among NFL, NBA, baseball and Nascar. They hv no requirements regarding players to even sing the anthem. It pays for the the singers that sing the anthem and anything else promoting patriotism. Before 9/11 folks could hv cared less but that event made us embrace and show support for our troops and increase our patriotism. I won’t go all into the fact we are a sovereign nation and Trump is actually a servant.

  • Youngblood

    Let me give it to yall straight. white people have a love/hate thing for black people. They simple want to be us and are very intimated of our mind, color, strength I can go on and on etc etc….Black people can give less than a shi$ about a cracker and like your mom always told you people hate to be ignored so there you have it.Anything we do its a problem to them they wiped us with chains we made songs about it. the called us NI@@ now there white kids want to be one too, because we made it cool.Theres nothing the can do to hold us down they throw us in jail we make more babys.Whats sad is us we allow this because we on our biggie smalls shi$ just party n bullshi$.And if we were really reading our bibles it tells you don’t bow for no man.that includes the flag,there song the sing when the flag comes out,the prez,none of that can save your life.only god stay woke

  • Jen_no_juice

    How is raising a fist disrespectful????

    PS-a protest is going to offend someone or make someone uncomfortable. If it didn’t there’s no point to protest. And if the Army’s football team(or Navy) can come out and kneel in the end zone, why is someone who dodged the military upset?????

  • Jen_no_juice

    Comprehend for understanding purposes not just for defensive purposes. You just ignored the last part of the statement “….that oppresses black people and people of color,”.

  • Noirluv45

    This protest should convince Black people that we need our own thing. They need to form their own leagues so they are no longer OWNED! Every last player (including high school because they bullying them to sit down, shut up, and continue to be slaves) should walk off the field. Now what is massa gonna do then? Revolt like our ancestors did. We can’t afford to be weak! As long as they hold the pot of gold, the more they will control.

  • Renee26

    I swear you told NO lies!!

  • Nina Ross

    America executes BLACK people!!

  • Nina Ross

    Plus we’re making them RICH instead of ourselves!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    IM going to pretend I didn’t just read that BULLSHT you typed! Have a good day we can agree to disagree on this because I know PLENTY of black ppl who own season tickets and attend EVERYGAME who do you think support this Falcons? BLACK FOLKS!! But I’m just going to move on from this like I said we can agree to disagree on this one.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    https://media.giphy.com/media/Av72crBYNiEYo/giphy.gif

    YOU DONE SNATCHED THIS LACE FRONT OFF ME! LOVE THIS COMMENT!

  • indano

    remember you are @13 %er

  • Mister Fantastic

    Let me buy some oil and incense from ya when you set a chance…

  • SweetTEE

    Well what did they expect? More and more are waking up & they are SCARDT bc they know people like Marshawn and the others influence the youth and that’s how we can really make change. I think we forget they are watching and talking amongst themselves. Change the way the kids think and they eventually grow into strong adults.

    Anyway, I know him personally and he is VERY strong minded. I remember the ESPY’s where they wanted him to kiss Drake during a skit. He said F that and the producers pretty much scrubbed him from the show. He sat in the crowd and gave zero F’s lol.

  • Elevated Soul

    Pretend all you want but The NFL is bigger than Atlanta.

  • Elevated Soul

    ????

  • Mark mcharm

    They went back up in week 3