President Trump Roger Goodell

Stephen A. Smith says President Donald Trump “successfully hijacked” the NFL protests because the NFL refused to let him own a team. The ESPN “First Take” co-host said Trump “has won this round” after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams, saying “Everyone should stand” during the National Anthem.

In the memo, Goodell expressed respect for players’ “opinions and concerns about critical social issues,” but, he added, “like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. We want to honor our flag and our country and our fans expect that of us.”

The memo didn’t mention President Trump who went to war with NFL players who sat or kneeled during the playing of the anthem.

Smith said Trump “successfully hijacked” the original purpose of the protests which was to bring attention to police brutality in America.

“It is what it is. In the end, what it really, really comes down to is the president has successfully hijacked this issue,” Smith said, after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to suspend players for kneeling.

Smith added:

“He’s turned it into an issue about patriotism and beyond. He’s catering to his base in the process. And the biggest thing that he’s doing is that he’s pulling it all off hiding behind these issues when, in my opinion, his real agenda is going at the NFL community that didn’t let him in that good old boys club.”




  • Ro

    That President has a fucking problem!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Meanwhile……Trump and his dumb ass VP were silent as hell about their racist buddies aka “fine people” that were out with their tiki torches again

    FOH

  • MoniquetheGeek

    “Should” stand is not the same as “must” stand.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I don’t know about hijacking but this really disappoints me

  • Lady Elle

    I’m not even a sports fan but, this stand for the national anthem crap is stupid. No one should be forced to do it if that’s not something that they believe it. It’s about playing the football game. Play it, and move on.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I wish the players would all just walk of the damn field.

  • MocaPretty

    Slave Master strikes again!

  • January Jones

    If the NFL is 70% black then why can’t they boycott during football season. Ad revenue is one of the major if not the most important sources of money in the NFL. The NFL can’t make money if there aren’t any players.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Another L for the black community. Oh, and we are labeled and being targeted by the FBI.

  • ThottyPippen

    “Should” is a recommendation, it’s not a mandate.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Not when it comes from Mr. Whitey. Code word for “you better”.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Oh, and we are labeled and being targeted by the FBI.
    _________________

    I just read about that foolishness. SMDH

  • shun king

    its always players in smaller leagues…and those guys have mansions and hoes to pay for they will not strike

  • Ryan

    I think he tried to start a league in the 80s after the NFL wouldn’t let him be a owner for some reason. He’s said in his book that he actively seeks revenge against those he feels wronged him. Plus he got to pander to his angry redneck fanbase while distracting them from the fact that he hasn’t been able to keep hardly any of his campaign promises, distract from the mass attack last week where many of their own died at the hands of the guns they love so much, etc.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It won’t work because it’s not in the rule book and Goodell is trying to rewrite the rules in the middle of the season.
    The players’ union will have much to say about it.

  • January Jones

    I’m sure the smaller players can be swayed one way or another

  • Wreckognize Game

    Playing both sides of the fence. He said “should” to make Trump think he agrees but is really hoping his players don’t kneel. Because he would lose money

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Man, I’m tired of this. Next story. The majority of the players don’t care about social issues or kneeling anyway. They have and will continue to bow down to these white folks. They don’t care. I don’t care. Yt man says jump, they say how high.

    Praying for blessings and prosperity for Colin K.

  • stav

    Sad , but true!

  • Itzgoingdown

    I don’t and never did support the protest simply because in the last 50 YEARS blacks haven’t accomplished anything significant from marching and protesting, fact. We went from 40 years of “Keep Hope Alive” to 8 years of “Hope and Change” and from the Sharpton’s and Jackson’s marches on Washington to the Millions Man March without really anything accomplished. You don’t have the right to protest at your place of employment. This protest has turned into anti Trump protest more than an anti police brutality protest.

    Following Black Extreme Liberal Leadership has put blacks in a horrible position. Trump, the racist, or supporting a white, no boarders, liberal who would let 20+ million more illegal immigrant racist Mexicans into the country. Black Liberal Leadership has blacks embracing socialism and single parenthood which has pretty much destroyed the black middle class.

  • You Could Never

    we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    No the fukk you dont belee that bullshat Roger.

    If so then why were players still in the locker room during the Anthem as recently as 2009? THAT is when it became a requirement that they even be on the FIELD PERIOD during the Anthem.

    FOMgatdamnF and find yourself another fool. cause I am not it.

  • Wreckognize Game

    A lot of these “fans” that are offended about the flag are really just mad because they can’t make “us” stay in line. They say All lives matter but go hunting and kill innocent animals. They love God but hate people made in his image.

  • Ms.Vanilla
  • You Could Never

    . Oh, and we are labeled and being targeted by the FBI.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is not new since J. Edgar Hoover targeted all of the civil rights leaders. And I dont belee it ever stopped.

  • stav

    Word up!

  • Oh Tommie

    Exactly! Because the millions the government paid them…but most people don’t know about that. They’re trying to make it seem like the NFL is so patriotic…foh

  • Wreckognize Game

    While watching The View yesterday, Whoopi came thru with the real truth. The NFL had contract with military to increase enrollment so they were to have military presence and participation. I found a receipt. SEE BELOW
    http://amp.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article20738793.html

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Next Sandra Next!

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

    is this a bot? why is it up-voting itself? didn’t this same comment pop up in a post last night???????????????

  • JV

    He hasn’t won anything yet. The NFL is “considering” making a rule change regarding players standing — and even then, what happens is up in the air.

  • Renee26

    He didn’t lie

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

    So what’s your suggestion, we just stop and bend ovah and let the massa have his way? WTF should we do. I’m sick and tired of those who say they are sick and tired of the protest. How old are you? Have you ever marched? We’d be doing our ancestors and generations before us who fought for the EFFING liberties you take for granted today. You get to go to a desegregated school, you get to sit in the front of the effing bus, you GET TO VOTE all from marching and protesting. You don’t make sense. Do you even know your History?

  • KA

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/11/news/trump-praise-nfl-anthem/index.html

    The NFL issued a statement and said no they are not making players stand.

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

    I wish I can kick it TF outta here with that frackle nackle bullshat!

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

    I wonder how fun would it be to watch a professional football game with all whites? They should try that.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    It’s probably something Sandra Rose cooked up. It has all these comments and votes when you hover over it yet we’ve never seen it before. Classic moderator bull shat.

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

    it’s them damn Russians! LOL!!!!

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

    This isnt about trump. Effing idiots. Respect the flag. Our military fought for it. I’m sick and tired of these overpaid idiots.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Another false story. They are not making them stand, but he will be meeting with players, and probably owners to come up with a solution.

  • Simone

    Real Talk Mr. Smith!
    All the players should just decide not to play and see what happens then cause this is some bullshit. No freedom of speech…SMFH!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Not today satan. Not today

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Goodell can’t change the rules without negotiating with players’ union especially since it’s the middle of the damn season.

  • Mischelle

    I was in the military and it’s EXACTLY what I served for. I didn’t “fight” for a gotdamn flag. Smdh

  • JENNYJONES1

    RESPECT BLACK LIFE WHO FOUGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY AND EQUAL RIGHTS FOR BLACKS AND THE PLAYERS WOULD FEEL THIS COUNTY AND ANTHEM SHOULD REPRESENT THEM ALSO. THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE EARLY 1800s WHEN BLACKS HAD TEAM UP WITH THE BRITISH TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM WHICH DIDN’T COME FOR THEM UNTIL 1863 SO THIS ANTHEM ISN’T EVEN FOR BLACK PEOPLE HENCE WORDS HAVING TO BE TAKEN OUT TO TON DOWN THE RACISM IF YOU WANNA BE TECHNICAL ABOUT IT……….JENNY JONES!!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    WELL IF THEY DO IT WILL BE AN EMPTY FIELD WHEN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS B/C PLAYS WILL JUST STAND IN THE TUNNEL UNTIL IT’S OVER. THE OWNERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE MONEY AND TAX BREAKS THEY GET FROM THE STATES BUT THEY’LL LOSE TOO IF THE PLAYERS DON’T PLAY……..,JENNY JONES!!!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    It sure feels like they are trying to FORCE them to stand. You can’t force adults to do s**t. People are not slaves anymore, WTF!!

  • Itzgoingdown

    The only way out of this hole is Black Men have to accept 100% responsibility for the CURRENT social and economic dysfunction caused by following a FAILED ideology for the last 5o years. Black women are just following/responding (in many destructive ways) to their men. The community then is going to have to start embracing

    Capitalism and rejecting socialism. This can be accomplished through skilled labor via a Skilled trade or academic excellence with Stem Degrees. These are the job creators and highly paid workers.

    Heterosexual marriage. There has never been a productive nation in the history of CIVILIZATION without marriage. Black Feminist Lie to of young black women of have fun (ie casual sex) and wait until 30 to look for a husband has been disastrous. The only thing most young black women have gotten from that is some parties with wannabes, some trips with their girlfriends, a few orgasm, some abortions, an STD, a baby by a man who doesn’t give a chit about her, a lot of lonely nights and single over 35, never married looking for a “good man” to marry her.

    No more SJW liberal arts degrees. Most of the blacks with those degrees are working retail or low paying jobs that don’t even require a degree.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Thanks for taking the time to link this?

  • Elevated Soul

    Roger Goddell sent the memo because the people that really support the NFL,stop supporting them.The ratings are falling every week

    I see supporters of Kaerpernick talking about their boycott as if it’s even effective. Many of them have never even bought a ticket or jersey.,…This is about those season ticket holders that don’t want to be inundated with any politics and that is what dumb liberals just don’t get….

    Goddell’s tune changed because of those that stop supporting the NFL. No doubt President Trump hinting that federal subsidies from taxpayers from all political persuasions should stop,got his attention.????

    The NFL was hella stupid to allow liberal politics & Soros to infiltrate their brand…Politics should never enter the mix.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This is what happens when you let “yt” people treat you like racehorses. Your opinion doesn’t matter NFL players…Your arms, feet, knees as well as your other body parts belong to the NFL. Yall need to smile for yall’s massa and act like good lil slaves….

  • Cocoa Rose

    Stop lying about some middle class white lady sewing the first flag. Give dues to the black women that did it.

  • Elevated Soul

    I’m not that patriotic but I respect those who are and to some degree,I get it.

    When I see those tired firefghters in California,I see “people who deserve to make top notch pay” but instead the money goes to these whiny dumb athletes who talk,oppression while most are married to or involved with non black women.

  • Mec-One

    The key word in the memo was “SHOULD”.

    I would put on the black gloves and hit them with the black fist salute ……. Tommie Smith & Peter Norman

  • Elevated Soul

    No one cares what Black people think.???White liberals got you fools delusional.

    People are upset because while kneeling against police, you silent on Chiraq and crime committed from within.

    You’re too silly to realize that liberals have got you in line though and I mean BIG time.

    That’s all…..

  • hottlanta

    Dump doing all of this to make yall forget that he ain’t signed the Domestic Terrorist Bill that has been on his desk for 3 weeks since Charlottesville. I ain’t forget. I am waiting on my Red Lobster, black menu holder signing ceremony.They even did a part two march in Charlottesville this weekend and Dump said nothing . Now he is talking bout pulling the licenses of all of the news stations except Fox because they say good things about him. Wow we don’t need a war with North Korea because he is turning the US into North Korea. Those of you who said you don’t want the government into your private business because of toooo much government control, guess what, that is exactly what Dump just did. Welcome to Russia. It is just amazing how a 5 time deferment draft dodger got the nerve to call someone else unpatriotic. He haven’t told those guys who took his place thank you yet.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Please post your comment independently of mine. I have my opinion and you have yours. Thank you and good bye Elevated Fool

  • hottlanta

    No one complains about Dump being over paid and complains all the time about everything. They don’t mind plastering the over priced 4 digit amount of how much Melanie clothes cost in front of the 2 zeroes and he complains 24/7.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Retard, the policy is voluntary because it has to be negotiated with the players’ union.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The flag represents every single American not just the military so go jump in a lake with your fake patriotism.

  • TOO REAL

    The fans want respect, justice and more. So when do we get that? People protest everyday at their work place so what in the hell makes the NFL any different other than its own by Racists who’s friends with the head RACIST. BOYCOTT. LET THE RACIST HAVE THE NFL. Then it will force the players and idiots hands.

  • Elevated Soul

    Black people as a whole and that includes those of us, with enough sense to know better are being targeted because DUMB BLACK DEMOCRATS have allowed yourself to become the FACE for the WHITE LIBERAL establishment.

    Black people have enough issues that we could work on rather than get in the mix of poli-TRICKS.

  • hottlanta

    Notice how no one has asked Dump is he gonna take his caps off his website since Don Lemon read the flag code and it stated that the American flag is not to be worn on apparel for sale or embroidered on merchandise and Dump has the flag embroidered on his hats. Since he read the book (we know he didn’t) about football and the national anthem he should have read the book about the flag code before he embroidered them on his hats for $40.00 on his website.

  • Ms. Jackson

    Trump said “should stand”, not “must stand”….. We shall see

  • hottlanta

    I would have imagine the outrage folks would have had in this parade had they not proudly waved the American flag.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u1QARlCph0

  • Akhenaton
  • hottlanta

    If these fools talking about boycotting the NFL. The owners/players have their money. Those restaurant bars, parking spots/hotels around the area will suffer. The whole downtown area will suffer because people will have no reason to go to the game. The players have iron clad contracts but the maid that works in the hotel doesn’t. She will be unemployed then those same people will tell her to get off her lazy azz to get a job when they are the reason she is out of a job.

  • KLo
  • Scromes1212

    Trump finally got back at the NFL for not letting him buy a team lol smh it was jokes on Trump when the USFL failed. Now the NFL at his disposal cause of his base.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    To hell with AllLiesMatter.

    Where are the BlueLivesMatter folks since the white boy in college killed a white police officer because he used a gun he had on his person and they failed to frisk him and killed the officer in the police station after the cops found drugs after his parents called for a welfare check on their innocent dumpling?

  • Scromes1212

    We agree on this

  • Li

    i don’t follow football, but honestly the protest went on way toooo long. You want to protest one time by kneeling, OK. But every single week — that’s silly. And goodell probably got the memo from the bosses – no more kneeling. And the (white) fans — no more kneeling. How many black and brown people actually fill the stadiums on the weekend?

  • Li

    Do you buy tickets to the games?

  • Scromes1212

    Most of the black men playing football in the NFL probably never been to a game growing up. There just not affordable in most cities

  • taurus_32

    Authoritarianism, this is where we’re headed

  • KA

    Civil Rights movement went on for a while too. So did Ghandi’s hunger strike.

  • Noirluv45

    What the players need to do is rebel. Let them all kneel. What is the owner going do? Bench them all? They better grow some balls or they will forever be slaves to the owners. Their purpose is to keep us in our place because they know when we get sick and tired, we are force to be reckoned with!

  • KA

    And the Women’s Suffrage Movement. And yes they all relate because at the time all those protests were about the rights we have now as “black and brown” people. I think they protest as long as it takes to bring about change. Change is always painful and Kaepernick already sacrificed his career for what he believes.

  • Noirluv45

    Everyone didn’t hear you!

  • Noirluv45

    I hate to say it but equality costs a lot. It even affects the innocent.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, people really are still slaves. It’s a sad reality. If every last player decided to kneel, their is nothing the owners could do. They surely wouldn’t bench them all and they surely couldn’t find replacements. Everyone keeps talking about “peaceful protests” because they know if we rise up, there is going to be blood in the street. The hypocrisy of this country is that no war is without its casualties. When we are in war, it isn’t peaceful. They want us in chains and we allow it.

  • hottlanta

    Yep even McCain who served the military said it was “PAID PATRIOTISM.”

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yea it’s mostly whites in the stands , but over 75% of the players are black and brown. They have the power to stop all of this if they truly wanted to. If the players were to stick together they owners will have no choice but to comply. With no players, their isn’t a team and without a team theirs no money coming in?????

  • hottlanta

    And the poor get poorer. Those vendors would loose money and everything while the owners and football players get their GUARANTEED money.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Deflecting at Its finest!!

  • hottlanta

    We are in a cyberwar with Russia while Dump does nothing. Obama even called Facebook and told them. Did you see that guy from Facebook interview on 60 Minutes. Good stuff and folks worried about kneeling. First of all I have worked for financial corporations and their is a list of companies you are not to take money from and Russia is on top of the list and they paid in rubbles.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Baby you hit the nail right in the coffin!!!

  • hottlanta

    That is fixing to get ole real quick because the shyt is gonna hit the fan. They have had enuf of Dump and his antics.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    First off this is sports, not politics. I believe the two should remain separate ?????. What if am drafted, but from Europe or Africa.? I must stand for National anthem then? This master defecting at its finest.

  • Scromes1212

    Get old when? lol it already hit the fan and he won, plain and simple.

  • hottlanta

    Folks complaining about a flag but don’t have a problem with Dump calling those men SOB’s. Isn’t that unprofessional, unpatriotic and disrespectful. We can’t talk about the player’s behavior and don’t talk about Dump’s behavior which started this mess. Folks always say the President’s child is off limits where those men are someone’s child as well. Can’t have it both ways. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands still needs help what is he doing about that. Trying to say Puerto Rico in Spanish. His wife who speak 5 languages should have told him how to pronounce it correctly.

  • Noirluv45

    No, I didn’t see the interview, but I’m going to Youtube to see if I can find it. Every single time, 45 deflects attention off himself and what he’s not doing. I believe it about Russia, and I believe he’s done (and is still doing) major business with them.

  • hottlanta

    He ain’t won nothing until he put some legislation on the books that has been passed thru the White House. He been there for months and he ain’t passed nothing.

  • Noirluv45

    I see your point. What do we do? I’m not for innocent people loosing their coins, but do they go along to get along?

  • hottlanta

    Yep Carter Page was talking a lot of smack before this mess same out and now he is talking about pleading the 5th and Nunes was issuing his own subpoenas concerning Russia.

  • Noirluv45

    We might as well face fact that they can say and do whatever they want because White supremacy allows it, but the same can’t be said for us. We have to be willing, like they did back in the day, to go down for our rights. Forty-five thinks he’s a dictator. He’s a bully who tries to intimate everyone. That’s how he was as a child and he’s the same way at 71.

  • hottlanta

    It is gonna take people like them to tell people like Dump to stay outta their business. If Dump has an interest in something he doesn’t mess with it. If he doesn’t he goes out of his way to flex his muscles to show leadership as if they need him. I have had bosses like Dump so I understand him. That is why I look pass his BS and stay tuned in as to what is really going on around him.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, it’s always what we don’t see that blindsides us.

  • Noirluv45

    Coward!

  • hottlanta

    His white supremacy might allow him the luxury to say and do whatever he wants to do but my black supremacy allows me the luxury to not tolerate him and let him do what he wants and say to me. I may not have the money but I do have the power.

  • Lady_Elle

    Not all are in agreement.

  • hottlanta

    Bannon is on a roll handpicking HIS politicians to run for 2018/2020 elections. He already got Roy Rogers elected in Alabama. Even got that guy who was found guilty of tax fraud recently and gonna have him run again and he even said he is gonna get someone to run against every Republican except Ted Cruz. He is talking bout some true Mafia/Untouchables type shyt. He is glad to be outta the White House so he can do what he wanna do. Dump deflecting might be working for yall but I see/hear it all.

  • R Smith

    …five languages…LOL..Bhwahhahaaaaaaa

  • R Smith

    Wow! It took more than a week for previous leaders to protest.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The only thing this man has any “success” at is exploiting divisive social issues that appeal to his base, usually with racial undertones.
    But we have black folk who still cant recognize this race-baiter for who he is. smh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Our military didnt fight for a piece of cloth. They fought for what it represents, which includes freedom of expression. So if the players feel like kneeling instead of standing, that’s part of the freedom that our nation is all about.
    And by the way, protesting things that you feel are wrong in this country is one of the rights our military fought for. But go ahead… keep drinking that Trumpjuice like you always do.

  • Coffee1st

    They shouldn’t be able to do this. But now we will see which players knelt out of true conviction and which ones didn’t. It’s about more than the flag or the anthem. It’s about freedom of choice, about a black man (or any man) being able to peacefully demonstrate. It’s about them taking away our voice.
    One day, our people will get so fed up that not even the Almighty Dollar will be able to restrain us from speaking the truth, living the truth and defying oppression/racism at every turn from whatever source.
    That day isn’t here yet.

  • Coffee1st

    We’re too comfortable to be sick and tired. As a ppl, we have to come out of this slumber. I may get some boo’s from the other readers for what I’m about to say. But it seems some of us wallow in ratchetness and ignorance, while the others prioritize quality of life over taking a stand then you have rest of us who see it, are willing to take a stand but don’t know where to start or how to effectively do it. We have no leaders. We have too much distrust and division amongst us.
    Sometimes I really wonder how The Most High is going to bring His will to pass… things are a mess…. but I know He can.

  • Boonella

    The NFL money is not guaranteed; that’s the NBA. Those contracts are not iron clad and that’s the main reason those boys will stand for that anthem. They can’t or will not mess with their money.

  • hottlanta

    Peacefully demonstrating you say. How is the black guy who got beat in Charlottesville charged with a felony and he is the one who got beat down.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6yIMuV3uYw

  • hottlanta

    Had Dump went to the military instead of 5 fake deferments he would have known what they were fighting for.

  • Coffee1st

    You’re coming with some really good points and information. Seems like there are wars going on on every front. I agree that many things prioritize this kneeling situation, but would you agree that it’s still a situation? These guys protested in the most peaceful way, but are being told they HAVE to stand. Yes, this is small fries, but what next???

  • Coffee1st

    Dang, watchu reading???
    Concerning… downright scary actually.

  • Coffee1st

    ….. This wasn’t for me was it?

  • Elevated Soul

    Black Democrats are so illogical and of course,most have no business sense…..First off the owners employ the players,they are employees.What part of that do you not grasp?

    The players could always walk away from the game but if rules are enforced,then they play or leave the NFL…I’m quite sure there will be players who will gladly take their place and adhere to the rules.I’m quite sure the owners would also love a new start with new players who will follow rules from the jump and perhaps some of their real “paying fans’ will support them again. Goddell and some of the owners are so stupid for letting liberal politics mess up their brand.

    Fools up in here talking about dudes that get paid millions, are slaves, Nonsense! Economically they are not slaves in no way.They are stupid as he!! to let broke people talk them out of a job that pays them MILLIONS to PLAY FOOTBALL.

    Mentally most Black people are slaves and I do mean most.Now my Black people that “think for self and continue to seek knowledge are on another level”….

  • EMILY POST

    The NFL players protest was not the wisest thing too do. THey were kind of lead into those bad moves and it didn’t help with Trump tweets.
    Bad strategy but they tried to make some kind of stand for others besides themselves which is shocking and I give them credit for that much.
    1. The NFL takes money from the government for the flag and the national anthem to be played . So it’s way bigger than The players
    LIberals may want you to believe it’s a race thing but it’s about business. NFL is about business and they cater to an audience too. Unfortunately black people the NFL does not care about police brutality or non of the other bs going on in this country.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    You’re yelling again. AND you contradicted yourself within four short paragraphs. Lol.

    Pathetic.

  • Dainese

    This is about freedom of SELF in America. F the flag. The flag has nothing to do with this.

  • dontgetblocked

    Money always wins. That protest didn’t have a chance.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Of course they have to do as they’re told. Everyone knows athletes are the world’s highest paid slaves. They are traded and discarded like property, all the time. Now, they are being forced to stand for a song that was written by a slave owner.

    I have no idea what’s in their contracts, but if I were in their shoes, I’d switched to plan B and say, f@$k the NFL.

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly….

  • Elevated Soul

    Good Points….

    I would give them credit if I thought their stance was genuine…I feel their stance is not really for victims of police brutality.Last season Kaepernick was all by himself for the most part.They most definitely have not shown concern for Blacks killed by Blacks…They seem to be “reacting to President Trump like most Democrats do.

  • fRAktal Reality

    This boils down to BLACK SUBMISSION to WHITE CRIMINAL AUTHORITY!

    Straight-haired human APE Caucasians are VERY serious about their criminal heritage. It would appear that among this group are those whose egos are bruised and become emotionally-unhinged when there is no acknowledgement or celebration of their symbols, flags, songs and holidays that venerate their violent, homicidal, genocidal, r@pist, thieving culture.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    African Americans have a trillion dollars in buying power? and still haven’t connected the dots? http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/reports/2017/african-american-women-our-science-her-magic.html

  • hottlanta

    I watch/read EVERYTHING and Bannon said those exact words. Said he is taking folks down especially those who don’t support Dump agenda and he is serious. Pure gangster. What if Obama was in the White House and someone black said something like that. They would be all over the news talking bout he used threatening language they feel threatened. He did what he wanted to do was get into the White House and learn certain insider secrets. The Secret Service is still watching that azz. Things fixin to get good.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They have video of him assaulting someone before he got beat down. I think it was a woman. The media suppressed that information.

  • hottlanta

    Found the interview with Hannity. Listen and you gonna be like wow.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnEIotHB1gY

  • Howard Alum ?

    This is just a distraction from that Russian investigation…let’s be real..oh and don’t forget about Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. ??? we all know these negros don’t wanna go back to the hood!!!

  • hottlanta

    He must go to jail but what about warrants for all of those guys who jumped on him. I am about equal justice.

  • StoneColdLady

    People are protesting everyday at their workplace? Where do they work, because it’s definitely not tolerated at my place of employment

  • gail jones

    COULD NOT HAVE PUT IT BETTER MYSELF!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND STRENGTHEN YOUR ALREADY STRONG MIND!!!!!

  • gail jones

    ME TOO!

  • Coffee1st

    So, basically this man is rounding up politicians who think like Trump. I say Trump because I don’t know much about Bannon. But due to his over the top support of trump, I guess it would be safe to assume he whole heartedly agrees with #45s words/actions. That’s scary…. Because he seems unnaturely confident that “they” will win. Not unless they kill him first.
    BTW, he is one filthy looking life form….

  • BringJustIS4ALL

    Key word: “Should Stand” not they had to, but they should….. #TakeAKnee

  • indano

    Civil unrest, wars, rumors of wars, = REINSTATING A MILITARY DRAFT

  • Noirluv45

    I agree. It’s a mindset. Some of us “get it” and some of us don’t. Some are so materialistic, they don’t think long term. As much wealth passes through our communities, we don’t own a damn thing. Others have moved into our communities (gentrification) and have built businesses and such, and in L.A. many of their businesses are in their languages. Blacks are the larges consumer group, but we are making everyone else rich. The White folks have run Black people out of the community I grew up in. So instead of the local BBQ restaurant, there are Starbucks. We do need to prioritize big time. Then, I realize we have been disenfranchised. While others have country, culture, customs and language, we don’t. Every single time we’ve build empires, they’ve been torn down (remember Oklahoma Black Wall Street?) All I know is that the Most High will bring His will to pass. We just don’t know how and when.

  • Noirluv45

    Very interesting. SMH. Trust, his deflections aren’t working for me or anyone else. I do believe you when you said you see/hear it all. We don’t know the half of it, do we? I also ways, keep your eyes open and look at the big picture because many don’t.

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, that’s true.

  • Noirluv45

    All of THIS!!! We do have the power!

  • anjanette b

    I so love this, it puts a smile on my face. Nergo&Mexicans thought trump was going to do something for them.?????

  • NicoleZee

    How many of you know that Stephen Smith has been moonlighting on General Hospital as one of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) friends??? I didn’t know he could act before he got on the show! He plays Brick.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BX9CkRUBZYi/?taken-by=mauricebenard

  • kitttykatlady

    Slave to the dollar nill

  • Pamela

    Pathetic

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  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    its the SAME wording as the previous rules.. “SHOULD” is how it is written

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump would be eating a bullet if he did that.

  • wiseone

    Dump is not doing anything for your dumb a$$. You dumbsters say the dumbest sh-t and Dump doesn’t even give a dam about you.

  • wiseone

    One million amens!

  • what?why

    Everyone is being distracted and not in a good way. It’s not the point of winning or losing – the general public PAY to see a football game – it is their relaxation and resist groups using it for their own gains. Especially off their hard earned dollar.

    The Black Movement needs to new sophisticated, intelligent leadership to highlight their concerns and visions. Study Martin Luther King, he worked with different groups and was respected and heard. One goal for the betterment of all in society.

  • DETROITTOATL

    I don’t see why anyone thought that.

  • free

    something looks very “sesame street” about stephen….

  • Nina Ross

    Black people shouldn’t stand for a song that celebrates killing Black slaves!!

  • Look@m3

    LOG off. I could NEVER put my darn finger on it but you just lead me to the light. LAWD!

  • Look@m3

    …And NAPA who is just burning off the grid.

  • InsecureNEVA

    All of the NFL players should stick together, boycott and not play. I promise the NFL wouldn’t be shat if the black players ALL stop showing up. Let them hire a WHOLE new team. It wouldn’t be an NFL if it weren’t for those black players owners like Jerry Jones threatened to fire. Threaten to quit (the WHOLE TEAM) on his arse and see what he does then.

  • Birdman24

    Trump is a racist, Goodell is a racist! Trump is a moron, Goodell is a moron. So what do you expect two fools to do. I know Sandra Rose knows better but she is a TRUMP TROLL…..

  • Birdman24

    You a COON you need to smacked in your mouth for some of your logic. If we can call it that.

  • Birdman24

    COONING at it’s finest.

  • Elevated Soul

    Indeed….A real Black movement need to be organic.

    It would be cool to have elders present who were actually part of the movement, for Black people. There would be no need for poverty/race pimps because they are a distraction and are in it for self gain.

  • Elevated Soul

    Actually “coons” are people that call other Blacks “coon” because we don’t share your “group think”.

    A “coon” is someone that actually will team up with “White “Liberals against Blacks like myself”,that think for self.

    A “coon” is a low life SAVAGE that think it’s acceptable for another Black person, to be SMACKED in the mouth just because my view don’t mirror the “spoon fed views, you have been brainwashed to believe.

  • Elevated Soul

    Actually “coons” are people that call other Blacks “coon” because we don’t share your “group think”.

    A “coon” is someone that actually will team up with “White “Liberals against Blacks like myself”,that think for self.

    A “coon” is a low life SAVAGE that think it’s acceptable for another Black person, to be SMACKED in the mouth just because my view don’t mirror the “spoon fed views, you have been brainwashed to believe.

  • what?why

    “There would be no need for poverty/race pimps because they are a distraction and are in it for self gain.”

  • Birdman24

    You not black you COON!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Still laughing how black folks thought Dump was gonna take the to the promised land. Yall got a manager who gave 1 million dollars to a know racist and ADMITTED sexual predator when he was running for President. He call yall black players a SOB and trying to get yall fired on purpose so he can put points on the scoreboard so he can go to his all white crowd for a victory lap and boast about what he did to those black boys. Dump is trying to get points by any means necessary. Malcom was right.

  • Shannypoo1976

    Exactly…and start our own.

  • NicoleZee

    LOL! He’s kind of cute or maybe it’s just the show. The men of General Hospital are super sexy. I’ve had a crush on Maurice Benard for years ;)!

  • Anonymouse

    You’re not too bright.