NFL players are now required to stand and “show respect for the flag” per a new policy adopted by the NFL on Wednesday. The new policy was enacted after TV ratings and ticket sales plunged when multiple NFL players refused to stand during the National Anthem last season.



In 2016, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting the flag — which he called a symbolism of oppression of black people in America.

After public backlash, Kaepernick got off the bench and kneeled on the sidelines. A few players joined him there, but the protest didn’t become a movement in the NFL until 2017, when President Donald Trump criticized Kaepernick and others for kneeling during the anthem.

According to the NY Daily News, players will have two options: stay in the locker room during the National Anthem or stand “and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”

Team owners will be fined an unspecified amount if players defy the new policy and bring attention to themselves by kneeling on the sidelines.

The new rule will take effect at the start of the 2018-19 NFL season.

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images



  • Yoni7

    They were doing that anyway…..sooooo? *yeshrug* #thisisamerikkka

  • Miss Thang

    This is crazy. The NFL is violating these people’s First Amendment rights.

  • Chele Dogg

    These players are nothing short of slav3$ and it’s sad. 4 years they’ll come out poor, physically broken down, and crazy for pennies compared to what their handlers get off their heads.

  • Phillybruh

    If they stay in the locker room the uncoloreds will cry about that.

  • Yoni7

    Sure damn will!

  • LurkerGuest

    TRAGIC ? #40MillionDollarSlaves

  • FukkFolks2018

    Will continue to watch basketball highlights til college football starts. So late June after NBA finals til August-Sept. I will be okay.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And so begins the slow removal of freedom of speech. This black man was so powerful with just kneeling that white america had to change the WHOLE policy in the NFL just to make sure no other blacks get the idea to get uppity again. Translation… we pay you negros to entertain us, run and catch the ball, not run your mouth and get people all riled up. If you wanna be a millionaire like me you better do what i say. NOW if Kanye wants to say slavery is a choice, this would be the example. You do have a choice if you want to play in their industry or go get another job.

  • FukkFolks2018

    In 2016, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick be
    ^^^^^^^^^
    -came a hero.

    Finished that. Bc I know that is what you meant to say and then by accident typed all that other stuff after it. RIGHT?

  • Kayke

    The NFL is just putting in a clause that the MLB and NBA already have….the difference is the NFL does not guarantee contracts like the other two organizations. No rights and no protection….won’t stop people from signing up. Such a shame.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    One night I couldn’t sleep because I kept asking myself…..If I had the chance to be reborn, would I want to be a sexy chocolate black woman that I am today…….I LOVE being a Black Woman but every time I try to answer my own question, all I do is cry…………

  • KLove

    They are not….First Amendment protections only apply to the government, not private employers. However, you can exercise your right to protest, or display your political viewpoints at your place of employment, just like your employer can exercise their right to not have you in their employ. Personally, I wouldn’t want anyone in my employ that is going to express views that would offend my core demographic customers. However, as my employee, you are free to protest whatever you want in your off time, so long as its lawful and doesnt violate my morals/bad conduct clause

    Freedom of speech aint free

  • FukkFolks2018

    MLB has no documented rule on the flag/anthem issue. Unless that has changed this year. But I looked them up end of last year. They dont have one.

  • Scromes1212

    People just don’t get what exactly the NFL is. If you represent the NFL and you do something they deem as detrimental to its brand then they will address it. Look at how they handle players criminal cases. They don’t have to wait on due process. If they think your guilty then they can get rid of you based off that. The players biggest problem is they have weak union leadership.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    This aint nothing bu White Privilege. SMH

  • Phillybruh

    Neither does the NBA

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly. That’s basic business rules

  • Scromes1212

    White privilege? How?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    THISSSSS!!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Right!

  • Miss Thang

    This sounds like a poem.

  • KLove

    ummm how so?

  • Dove Amerie

    Respect the flag but kill men that look like 99% of the NFL outside those stadiums. Okay.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Exactly!!!

  • Dove Amerie

    And they all get on their knees eventually!

  • Chele Dogg

    Exactly

  • Miss Thang

    “The players biggest problem is they have weak union leadership.”
    I can agree with that.

  • Marlika

    That orange ??????cracker is behind this! I don’t know what he has over the owners but his bitch ass is behind this. He’s the new J. Edgar Hoover! The sh*t that ass**** did! I hope he’s burning in hell.

  • Chele Dogg

    I wish these MEN would take a stand and sit in the locker room. ALL professional athletes of color banning together would be unstoppable. #dreamingfromWakanda ?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I didn’t think this needed an explanation. It’s crystal clear.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Umm how is it not?

  • Gloria

    That is sad as fuck. Sending you positive vibes and hope you find your answer someday.

  • Kayke

    Word! I thought I read last year that they did. Thanks
    Actually surprises me because they are “America’s passtkme” if anyone would be gung ho patriotism I figured it would be them.

  • Marlika

    A lot of folks need to read this book! That book was slept on and ignored. The author was trying to tell folks then. ?????

  • Gloria

    Nice try. But the revolution can not be silenced.

  • Dove Amerie

    No policy was made that helps any black person. He is stirring the people up like you always do and will still beg for a contract at the end of the day. Like you too.

  • Logan Roberts

    I know Papa John’s is happy.

  • Yoni7

    you do something they deem as detrimental to its brand then they will address it
    __________________

    Players, or shall I say ONE player (at the time) KNEELING cost them what, exactly? It wasn’t until the MEDIA pointed out Kap sitting down that it became an “issue”.

  • Itzgoingdown

    Not true! This is basic common sense. Something that eludes most Extreme Black Liberals. You have the right to protest but NOT at your place of employment. Also, your employer DOES NOT have the right to make you stand for The National Anthem or Pledge of Allegiance.

    Extreme Black Liberals have made Fighting the man, marching and protesting “The Cause of the Day” more important than FEEDING your family, educating your kids and 2 parent households.

  • Dove Amerie

    Right!

  • Dove Amerie

    And the chuch says amen.

  • Chele Dogg

    His pizza still nasty …NOBODY want that … not even the wheat thins

  • Logan Roberts

    I never was a fan anyway.

  • Kayke

    “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”

    They do. It’s in their official rule book.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Goes to show how NFL owners are the Masters and the players and coaches are nothing but prized Clydesdale’s and Show Ponies…This is a violation of free speech but oh well…

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Exactly! No matter how much money they make, they still belong to Massa.

  • Scromes1212

    Cost them viewers, and that’s facts

  • KLove

    Question….are yall allowed to go your place of employment and espouse your political views publicly, without backlash from management, up to and including termination, especially if the employee handbook specifically outlines that that sort of behavior is forbidden??

  • Dove Amerie

    You mean cough cough contract?

  • Logan Roberts

    New Post * the sweet tea version of the migos*

  • Yoni7

    SO WHAT! Unjust KILLINGS have cost people’s LIVES!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I actually agree that they did lose viewership and they did lose advertisers. $500 million total combined of all the networks who broadcast the NFL games…on ratings decline. So that equals them having had lost/ losing millions. I agree with this as a fact, but on a moral issue on the right to kneel and exerercise the right to freedom of speech…I dont agree with you on that. So the upvote based on the factual nature of your post.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Me and my husband own both our businesses. So to answer your question, We can speak publicly about whatever we choose.

    Back when I did work for corporate america, I’ll use corporate because it sounds better than white america. My previous employer had several complaints and lawsuits on the basis of white people being about to speak openly and honestly about whatever they choose but when a black person does it, its a problem. I guess this relates to this whole NFL thing to me because if it was somebody like Tom Brady taking a knee, they would say hes expressing himself and no one would make a big deal, but when a black player does it we have to amend the policy. I’m assuming America would be ok if Tom Brady took a knee just as you assumed I worked for any employer other than myself.

  • FukkFolks2018

    THIS! I thought this would be them if no other league! NHL either. They just required that the anthem (either Canadian or American) is played prior to games. What the players do during that they dont care.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Exactly…! It’s just like a person thinks prostitutes should have special rights and goes to their job and put pro-prostitution posters up in the break room. It’s not about free speech…these kneegrows were on-the-job. They can kneel and exploit their political views somewhere else….!

  • KLove

    And what exactly do you propose the NFL do about unjust killings?? Kneeling during the anthem is doing what exactly? Bring awareness to police brutality?? OK…everyone is aware…now what? All that kneeling last season, and unarmed dude in Sacramento still got lit up by the police…its pointless in my opinion

  • LurkerGuest

    Agreed! My brother read it for his freshman year & switched majors to sports mgmt as a result.

  • P0shzZ0la

    NO…NO…NO…white people understand the bottom line….finances! Tom Brady wouldn’t do something so STUPID. Now the kneegrows don’t own any NFL team but thought that they were going to fawk with these white folks dollars….! If you want to do this sort of thing then get your own…..!

  • Miss Thang

    I wish, but most are money slaves.

  • Yup, I said it

    .thats when their white wife divorces them goes back to being a white woman and takes the few pennies they had left.

  • Miss Thang

    Why do they have to show the players during the anthem? First of all, I don’t understand the point of having the anthem play before a game with all Americans on American soil. I understand if it was the Olympic or something, but this is silly. But, also, why can’t they just show the flag and the audience on TV? I just think the whole thing is unnecessary controversy.

  • Yup, I said it

    They are losing viewership because millenials aren’t sports fanatics. They aren’t gonna pay $300 a month for premium sports packages.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    This is so true. Their attention spans wont allow it.

  • Yoni7

    I propose that the NFL let these players do as they feel when it comes to kneeling. Why go through all the threats of fines, firings and rewriting policies because of it, is MY point.

  • xenaD

    I suggested the locker room but but now… ??

  • Yoni7

    on a moral issue on the right to kneel and exerercise the right to freedom of speech..
    ________________
    Whole point. Why THEY mad?

  • KLove

    Well there you have it…you own your own business, and as such, you can do as you please while you are on the clock….NFL players dont have that luxury

  • FukkFolks2018

    Who the NFL? Bc its costing them BIG huge money. Lets not pretend that money doesnt count. It counts to most everyone I know. If not most of us wouldnt be at our jobs right now. Some have to report to school after work. Other jobs after work. I agree the players should be able to speak out. I also recognize why the NFL is mad.

  • Ateya

    They will protest I’m sure of it…NO ONE can tell me to stand if I choose to sit. That’s crazy…

  • Nina Ross

    Respect a slavery rag… get tf outta here with that bs

  • KLove

    Lets say you own an NFL team….the majority of your paying customers are people that happen to be American patriots and dont take kindly to folks disrespecting the anthem…..however, you let your players do as they please. As a result, the team loses significant revenues, and in turn have to lay off employees, etc, and then the team and you, may go outta business…..you still letting them do as they please, or nah??

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bc they are losing huge money. The people who view the NFL and pay them dont like kneeling. the NFL is about the NFL which is about money. I dont like it. But I get why they are doing all of this.

  • Roxie Moxie

    That’s my thought too. Makes no sense at all. You want them to respect a flag but they can’t even respect a human being! FOH

  • Roxie Moxie

    You should check out a book called 40 Million Dollar Slaves by William Rhoden. GREAT READ.

    This is what the “draft” is. Modern day auction of million dollar slaves. Might as well have ’em buck naked on stage so the white masters can admire their physical characteristics too. And add a white blond as a consolation prize, to boot.

  • Mmm…Okay

    The only thing you can’t buy with those million dollar contracts is white privilege.

  • Roxie Moxie

    I just told someone that! It is a great book.

  • SumthinSweeter

    staying my ass in the locker room then. fuk the NFL, NBA and any other franchise or job establishment trying to control anyone’s free will to do what is constitutionally allowed in any and every state. I have never ever owned a Jersey in my life because I am a girly girl, but I promised myself that I am looking online for Kapps old jersey as soon as I get a minute out of my day.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Not sure if I would want to sing a national anthem written by a slave owner.
    I understand these players signed up for their position on a team, but damn.

    Besides, they only sing the 1st stanza of the song. What about the others? (there are 4). Especially the 3rd stanza. Wonder why that was left out?

  • SumthinSweeter

    This is the dumbest stance. Blame everything on Black Liberal’s. Just say BLAME everything on being black. How do you think change started? Do you not get with the frame of mind that people like you have, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO CHANGE AT ALL?

  • Roxie Moxie

    Nice! Good for him! Hopefully he can make some small change and actually give a sh*t about these black players.

  • SumthinSweeter

    A church of god would never agree with racial complacence.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    When you put it like that I must say that I agree with you!

  • SumthinSweeter

    If this ain’t the truth. I read a lot and I swear at least once a week I read about a “use to be celebrity athlete” that no longer has that million dollar check.

  • Blak

    Good…it’s about time

  • SumthinSweeter

    Too many house n*gga’s on this post.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Way back in the day the players were never on the field during the Natl Anthem. Being on the field during the NA is something new. They should just go back to how it was, everybody in the locker room until AFTER the NA.
    But these players are basically being threatened with job security. So if anyone kneels, or does whatever, they won’t be re-signed to the team.

  • Kayke

    Those other leagues are majority white. NBA with the written rule is 75% black and the NFL who is writing the rule in is 70% black. The group who are most affected by racism are preemptively being restrained from speaking out on the largest platform most of them will ever have. Just as the NBA is the one that dictates how the players dress.

  • Dove Amerie

    But you do so kneel.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But the people who owe NASCAR are trying to sell it because viewership slipped.
    Maybe fewer people are watching sports across the board???

  • Yoni7

    I get it as well. It’s always going to be “run, nigra run”.

  • Yoni7

    To be real…….I don’t care about football (anymore), these amerikkkan “patriots” and their crying about “disrespecting the anthem”. So from one non-NFL team owner to another……..they can do what they please.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Get out of debt & then have a strike!

  • RespectSelf

    lol Well I hope dude starts playing again.

  • Yoni7

    They can stay mad. Yes, the NFL. Tired of folks, I really am. They are being boycotted on both sides at this point. The people who were mad for them kneeling and the people who are for the people kneeling. IF that makes sense. LOL

  • the guest

    It’s against the constitution to force people to say the Pledge and sing the National Anthem. To make it a policy is manipulative. But people feel that money is permission for control.

  • gail fowler

    Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools remain controversial legal issues. The courts generally have held since the 1940s that the Pledge of Allegiance is permissible, provided that it is voluntary. However, some individuals have brought lawsuits in the arguing that the Pledge violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution because the Pledge contains the phrase “under God.” So stop playing the National Anthem at sport games and be done with the problem and you will not have to worry about the players kneeling.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Kneel??? Lmao! That’s all you got? No wonder you fit in so perfectly with the one’s who smell of boo-boo breath from kissing a white man’s ass on the daily.

  • PhillyFacts

    Thanks for the info I’m buying this on amazon as soon as I leave work!

  • Marlika

    Yes it is!

  • Dove Amerie

    Call me anything but a honky lover. Oh heck naw. Auntie!!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sports has ebs and lows. viewership will be up for a period surrounding one team, a hot player, etc… and then dip for another few years til the next wave comes along in that sport.

    the Cowboys/their cheerleaders in the 70s
    Lew Alcindor at UCLA
    The Lakers Dynasty
    The Chicago Bulls/Jordan
    Hulk Hogan in wrestling
    Dale Earnhart in NASCAR
    Wayne Gretzky in hockey

    the list is long.

  • Chele Dogg

    Thanks … I’m looking it up asap!

  • Jethro
  • NeverSurprised

    Can’t wait to see all of the commenters complaining about an anthem written by a “slave owner,” when you’ve all spent the last few days CHEERING the marriage of a black woman into a FAMiLY that owned slaves and entire black nations for hundreds of years.

    And I didn’t hear any complaints about all of the black people STANDING and singing God Save The Queen at the wedding, an anthem to a woman and a family and a NATION that owned black people for centuries.

    You can’t have it both ways. You can’t bit@h and moan about slavery, then swoon over a man whose ENTIRE FAMLY TREE is comprised of slave owners. Half of you on this damn blog live in Georgia, a state named after King George II, who made money off of the backs of the black slaves who worked to build the early Georgia economy when it was one of the 13 colonies, A BRITISH COLONY. So GTFOH with this damn hypocrisy.

  • Quitedeliteful

    he players biggest problem is they have weak union leadership.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This seems to be the case…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes, I believe the National Anthem thing started in 2009 or 2010 NFL season.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Yeah…black men killing black men, women, and babies. The trouble begins there….!

  • Dove Amerie

    Bitch I didn’t ask you for one. Two, this post isn’t about black on black crime or they would show me choking your ass out and three shut your ass up! Speak on all the white men who have gotten off killing blacks first before I entertain your derailing ass.

  • P0shzZ0la

    So black people should create their own league and stop begging to the white man…!

  • What???

    Dr. Martin Luther King stated, “I fear I am integrating my people into a burning house”. When the civil rights era ended King realized he traded the higher morality and spirituality of black people for RACIAL equality. BLACK PEOPLE ARE IMMORAL AND CANNOT SEE THEMSELVES. THEY’RE SELF RIGHTEOUS AND EMOTIONAL. THEY CANNOT SQUARE THEIR THOUGHTS AND THINK LOGICALLY. THEY CHOOSE THEIR MATES BASED ON PHYSICALITY AND NOT INTELLIGENCE. This is why blacks have the lowest IQ of any race yet are great athletes. The women want to be men inside and the men are raised by women who can only teach their sons false masculinity. Black liberals ARE the problem because their politics are STRUCTURED on EMOTIONS and deflections of individual accountability.

  • KLove

    but nobody is forcing anybody to say or sing along with anything, as doing so may go against someone’s religious beliefs. All they are saying is stand and show some respect…nothing wrong with that, as standing is not synonymous with pledging allegiance etc

  • Dove Amerie

    House kneegrows stay in da house!

  • Quitedeliteful

    a FAMiLY that has owned slaves and entire black nations for 1,000 years.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Not only that in 2017 Prince William said in an article that something needed to be done about the rise in population in Africa. His suggestion was GENOCIDE. This wasn’t said hundreds of years ago — this was last year!!! The brutality of this monarchy throughout the world legendary. SMH…

  • NeverSurprised

    Well this new rule will end any so-called “protests”. The majority of the players had no idea what they were protesting anyway. And very few of them are going to be willing to lose any money by violating league rules in defense of any social cause. So as I said, that ends that. About damn time.

  • P0shzZ0la

    No, they don’t have to pledge or stand. They can stay in the locker room…period. These kneegrows remind me of the Africans in Zimbabwe who took over the white farms and now the country is broke as fawk and in poverty. Now they want the white folks to come back. These NFL kneegrows destroying their paycheck but want the “white man” to take the consequences for it. If they want to make a political statement they should organize their group OUTSIDE their JOB….! DUMBÄSSES…!

  • P0shzZ0la

    It should be about black on black crime because Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Shitcago, Newark, and some others are fawked…! Kneegrows killing up each other left-and-right…but that’s OK I guess because they not white…PATHETIC….!

  • Dove Amerie

    Stfu you think typing long bs makes it true. Negative.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I agree. I dabble in astrology so yeah sports should have a good rebound beginning after the election and last for about a year ( travel and tourism also).

  • What???

    Colin Kaepernick is the perfect example of how single mothers teach their sons to make stubborn feminine emotional decisions. I don’t see anyone donating to replace Colin’s salary. Colin has personal ethnic identity issues and is trying to ‘overprove’ he’s black to himself and the public. You cannot use 1960’s tactics to change shyt in 2017. Why didn’t he start a foundation with other NFL players to stop “police brutality”? Because NFL players don’t care and they don’t care about the thousands of negroes that get killed in the streets every year.

  • KLove

    the constitution doesnt apply to private entities.

  • NeverSurprised

    Because the Windsor’s STILL see Africans as their Property, since they owned so many of them for so many years.

    And yet black people are THRILLED that this Megan person is a part of this family. There is NO CRITICAL THINKING going on here. No understanding of history. Just monkey see monkey do. People can marry whomever they like, but if you are going to take a stand on slavery, stand in that truth at all times, not just when it’s socially expedient to do so.

  • AnonyMous

    Trump has put the players in a sunken place. They no longer have to stand for the anthem. They just have to stay out of sight.

    If it were really about their opposition to pledging to the flag, they’d be happy. But the players are still going to be angry. What does that tell you?

    This is NOT about the flag. Or police brutality.

  • Dove Amerie

    White broads can never answer my questions. What did your 44th President do for Chicago? What justice have blacks had against police brutality? Answer me white hoe.

  • AnonyMous

    Blacks start a league?!? Blacks can’t even organize a street ball game.

  • Itzgoingdown

    When are you going to get a clue. The Civil Rights Movement was hijacked after King’s death. Blacks have made no significant academic, economic nor social progress in the last 50 YEARS!!! The black community is AT THE BOTTOM of every group including recent immigrants.

  • KLove

    LOL the hypocrisy is unreal fam!!!!! I said the same thing last year when they played in London…..ummmm so yall gonna kneel for the anthem because of racial injustice etc…..but then stand for God Save the Queen….the anthem that represents the very country/govt that were the pioneers of the institution of enslaving Blacks and other minorities (Indians, etc). Miss me with it!!

  • Dove Amerie

    Is your font meant to read Piece of Shi*

  • what?why

    Easy Peasy the NFL was losing money – all you Professors go back to your offices.

  • KLove

    the message got lost early…it went from protesting disproportionate police brutality against unarmed blacks…..to the anthem is just plain racist…and everything in between smh

  • Miss Thang

    what do you think it’s really about?

  • Miss Thang

    thanks for the history lesson.

  • Miss Thang

    I remember when those photos leaked of Harry in the Nazi uniform. smh

  • NeverSurprised

    It’s ridiculous. There is no thought process here, no understanding of the HISTORY of our ancestors, both here and in Africa. I guarantee you not a single one of those players who stood for God Save the Queen had ANY knowledge of the history of the British monarchy, in other nations AND here in the states where the economies of ALL of the original 13 colonies were built on the sweat of West African SLAVES.

  • Miss Thang

    lol

  • Decked Out

    Well, the Massa has spoken. Who ain’t watchin’ Football?

  • KLove

    That part about the mate choosing tho….so true…but on the other hand, are we not supposed to be physically attracted to our mates?

  • NeverSurprised

    Georgia in particular is quite interesting because originally it was the one colony in which slavery was banned. But the Georgia settlers saw how much money the other colonies were making because of FREE slave labor — especially South Carolina and it’s rice crops — and they demanded that they too be permitted to own slaves. Eventually the Trustees, Parliament and King George said Ok.

    In a mere 25 years, from 1750 to 1775, the Black Slave Population in GA grew from 500 to 18,000. 18,000 human lives toiling in the GA sun for FREE.
    https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/slavery-colonial-georgia

  • Quitedeliteful

    Their cousin King Leopold of Belgium was barbaric and twice the monster Hitler was. He committed atrocities in the Congo. He murdered a minimum of 15 million people — some people argue that the number is more like 350 million!!! The sad part is he got away with it. Those atrocities were ignored because it was in Africa…

  • SumthinSweeter

    Blah blah blah… when will you get some balls is the question?

  • SumthinSweeter

    But the ACLU does.

  • P0shzZ0la

    I’m black fool….! Now the white man supposed to do what our first so-called black president didn’t d…! PATHETIC….!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/28b6d8829a1bcf6ea8a230b4ba9d5dd9c147736d3d66e862aa82ff861f0e0e6f.jpg

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh my God, King Leopold. Barbaric. His stock in trade was cutting off the hands, feet, and limbs of black slaves, including children.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrocities_in_the_Congo_Free_State

  • P0shzZ0la

    BWAHAHAHA

  • i troll it like i see it

    You’re right, at the end of the day it’s a private business, a work place, and that’s what people never did understand. It’s honorable what players tried to do, but business is business. You can be a full time activist on your personal time but even that may be an issue if it spills over into the workplace. People can easily relate this to their own personal workplace policies, can you walk on your job and just do and say whatever you want? Not without repercussions usually.

  • SumthinSweeter

    I know saying stfu means you are ignorant and have no intelligent response or refute.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It’s sickening and the Moors helped!!!

  • SumthinSweeter

    I have my own mind, my own experiences and I make my own decisions on how I move to advance my race. Save the MLK jargon and actually put all them quotes into actions as I do on the daily. Until then, you will remain irrelevant.

  • Queen B

    I guess it wil b a bunch of niqqas in the locker room lol ?

  • P0shzZ0la

    BYE…!

  • Kay Gee

    Me. I cancelled football last season. I cancelled my NFL Sunday ticket along with football. I read somewhere that the Sunday ticket has increased to $400.00 – I guess last years boycott put a dip in their profits. EFF THE NFL and djt!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Colin Kaepernick is the perfect example of how single mothers teach their sons to make stubborn feminine emotional decisions
    ^^^^
    Only…Colin was raised by two parents

  • What???

    Of course you should but if that’s the primary reason your kids are screwed. Mating is supposed to be a high science not a random hookup generator for babies with good hair. This is why many negroes are really jealous of white Jews. Because they apply mating science and end up out thinking, out banking, out financing and out developing and having higher morals generally speaking than negro savage communities. The funny thing is that ancient Africans taught the Jews this science.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I sometimes font lol when I really didn’t, but your comment made me crack tf up??

  • Miss Thang

    lmaoooooooo @ “Two, this post isn’t about black on black crime or they would show me choking your ass out and three shut your ass up”

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bloop

  • What???

    I stand corrected. He was adopted but wasn’t raised by his biological father. Biology and the level of a father’s masculinity matters when it comes to a child’s identity though so in the primal sense he was without his father.

  • FukkFolks2018

    We aren’t.

  • LurkerGuest

    Wow, thank you, for that! Yeah, his concern was centered in contractual obligations, then he shifted. It’s not a game when it comes to the bruhs and these sheisty commitments.

  • Miss Thang

    yep. it’s sad.

  • Miss Thang

    lol

  • Kay Gee

    Employment doesn’t start until the clock starts. GTFOHWTBS

  • Itzgoingdown

    Did you NOT SEE where I said PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT.?

    And an athletes employment starts a long time BEFORE the game. You ever heard of practice? lol

  • Miss Thang

    I’m going to have to look up a documentary about this. I’m sure there is one.

  • KLove

    are you black? Just asking because of the terms you use..like “negro savage communities”

  • Shira Harding-James

    Honestly I don’t agree with the policy but boy do I feel proud right now! This movement was so powerful that the NFL had to go back and rewrite the policy. Unfortunately it hasn’t changed the subject of oppression but was a milestone none the less!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh no ?????

  • Dove Amerie

    Not like your comments.

  • Dove Amerie

    Maybe that was their plan all along? Uncivil Rights?

  • Dove Amerie

    But you keep responding like a hit dog. I got a word for female dogs.

  • Dove Amerie

    It is intelligent so strike it down.

  • Dove Amerie

    Sumthin Sweeter lists herself as mean. So you’re just as phoney in your opinions.

  • Dove Amerie

    Like you did running to the slave masters? DO TELL

  • Quitedeliteful

    I would think so. The pictures I saw with Leopold and the Moors — the way they treated the African People –they were barbaric! I mean it hurt my very soul…

  • chaisun

    Speaking from a Zimbabwean perspective. You sound just like white people, that narrative they are creating for the entire world to think is false. Afrikans May fall short for a while but trust me, no one is “begging” for the white demonic “savior” to come back to a land they weren’t invited to in the first place. You’re not black. Stop fronting.

  • What???

    Yes I’m black and I use those terms for shock value because black people generally speaking will protest one supposedly dirty cop but won’t say a damn thing when they’re raising the most killers and violent criminals in America. Who’s job and responsibility is it to teach children right from wrong the parents or the white man? Let’s call a spade a spade, the white man is negroes daddy and they’re a population of child minded adults.

  • NeverSurprised

    Here are photos of some of the black children and babies whose arms and hands King Leopold amputated.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrocities_in_the_Congo_Free_State

  • Janice Collins

    That not true. they may absolutely kneel. it is there right to do so. it will cost money, but if you really believe in it….. Everybody plays football. We but tickets for the game. Im just going to stay for the kneel said no one ever.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Who let you loose?

  • SumthinSweeter

    Having a mean streak makes me phony. Do you even know what logic is?

  • SumthinSweeter

    So today you want to stop taking your meds?

  • SumthinSweeter

    And I got a needle full of Haldol for you.

  • noireyblanca

    Glorified SLAVERY at its finest!!!! The level of self respect those players must have has got to be extremely low. The league needs the black players not the other way around.
    “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”~ Harriet Tubman

  • chaisun

    Never knew he said that. Makes sense considering their lineage, ancestry and race along with them being British “royalty”.

  • dontgetblocked

    Standing ovation. Show some respect…as racist as America is. It’s our home.

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Amen @ Itzgoingdown. There’s a time and place for everything. Handle your business at work (especially if you are for forunate enough to be playing in the NFL) and do as please on your own time. That’s just simple common sense which the country is severely lacking today along with respect for one another when you disagree on the issues. SMH.

  • Kay Gee

    Their place of employment is at their respective facilities if you want to get technical. You have your opinion and I have mine, which is EFF the NFL & djt.

  • Tbay _

    Glad to see the NFL take a stance. If players don’t like it, they can always quit.

  • Missy Honeycutt

    What- you are dropping some serious truth in this forum today!
    I could not agree with you more. Real CHANGE starts in the home with the kids you are raising.

  • Missy Honeycutt

    AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! I’m still trying to figure out what positive change occurred from all the kneeling??? #soreknees

  • hottlanta

    Now we need Dump to sing it acapello. I was ROTFLMO to see him fake singing it last year. When he belt out the word brave at the end like it was the only word he knew.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyrfbQ6Tkdw

  • What???

    You should check out a book called White Gold. It’s about the Africans who enslaved well over a million Europeans BEFORE the transatlantic slave trade. The Bible says those who lead into bondage shall be led into bondage.

  • What???

    Colin has personal issues that he’s projecting onto others. Now he has no salary and he’s begging for a job. Martyrdom is Failuredumb.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Do your homework…they want the whites back in Zimbabwe:White farmers in Zimbabwe have been thrown a lifeline by the country’s new government, offering hope to those who live in fear of losing their livelihoods and raising the prospect of a new era in the shattered country.
    The country’s new agriculture minister, Perence Shiri, told the white farmers, many of whom struggled under the recently deposed Robert Mugabe, that they would be offered 99-year leases over their land. The government is offering land leases to commercial farmers in an effort TO RE-START the nation’s agricultural industry.

    They kicked out the white farmers but didn’t know how to farm the land and make it prosperous. Zimbabwe is a shïthole now…it was once the breadbasket of Africa…! Now they need the whites back to bring it back to life…PITIFUL..and if I wasn’t black I would say so. There’s nothing wrong with other cultures.

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Preach!

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Preach!!!!!!

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Ummm, isn’t this a profession the player(s) chose on their own???? And I detest the ‘N’ word. Sounds ignorant whether it’s coming out of a Black persons mouth or someone of another race.

    Surely- there are other words that you can select from within your vocabulary to express yourself. No heat, no judgement- just sayin’.

  • hottlanta

    Well I guess ole boy who is 30 years old where his married parents can’t get him to leave the house made him a old sorry feminine bitch who don’t to work and want to be treated like a princess waited on hand and foot. Dayum shame he got a bitch for a father who can’t man up and make him leave.

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Not sure why the concept of ‘this is a business’ is hard to understand??? Americans turn to sports for commeraderi, an escape and to forget (for just a little while) about the days problems.

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Who did the NFL kill except for their ratings & coins last year? LMAO!!

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Preach!!!!

  • Missy Honeycutt

    I knew you were black but having common sense & values makes you a rare Unicorn in the black community. :)

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Amen!!!!!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout
  • blazewon22

    If every Black Athlete, Coach and Executive stayed in the locker room that would be a powerful statement against the new rule.

  • Cannelle

    Millennial here. I’ve never cared for it, so I do t watch it. You are right that I wouldn’t pay for a $300 premium package just to watch FB. But as an aside, many millennials are broke from student loan debt and underemployment despite degrees. We have very low rates of home ownership and child birthing. All of those things would come before sports ?, but especially football.

  • Cannelle

    Bleh. I don’t like football and I don’t watch it. Haven’t seen the Superbowl in years. So restricting players won’t make me give money to the NFL anyway.

  • Dove Amerie

    Bet you do crack head. I’m sure you’re a paid troll.

  • Dove Amerie

    Everyone is not an Uncle Tomette like you. Sorry you disappointed sis.

  • Dove Amerie

    Not a bootlicking coon who switches the subject and can’t think objectivity. I’m sure of that.

  • Dove Amerie

    Don’t say anymore truth on here folks are allergic.

  • hottlanta

    What makes you think that they give up being/living white while with a black man. Having white female privilege is like an American passport. They don’t leave home without it.

  • Dove Amerie

    Who’s paying you to distract and mislead your people?

  • P0shzZ0la

    EXACTLY…!

  • Deni Elliott

    Omg!!! Finally I come across someone who gets it…

  • Deni Elliott

    And don’t forget about the contract…..lol

  • Deni Elliott

    Exactly… and I’m sorry what in the L is kneeling at a football game or not standing for the flag going to do about the issue of “police brutality”?????

  • Deni Elliott

    This is logic over emotion…

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Ain’t it tho……..The black race is at the bottom of the social class as is. But the worse part is that the darker skinned woman is at the flat bottom of the list. We have no support from our men period even less for “us” chocolate sisters. No protection, no support plus our beauty is considered less than…….with all that said (and not said)….I still cant answer my own question…….

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    And I would call it- No Answer……………

  • Deni Elliott

    I don’t disagree with the British history….but actually he mentioned Africa’s estimated population in the future because he was speaking at a wildlife and environmental event talking about the African population increase will continue to limit the resources man has and needs over there…. and cause extinction of animals he’s not the first to talk about this subject and won’t be the last..most environmentalists do….one of the goals of this foundation (named Tusk USA) is to educate the African people on conservation….his speech talked about the world population as a whole too….depending on the blog/website this story is featured on it could be interpreted many ways….

    This is why there are so many hormones and chemicals in our food resources they have to accelerate the growth to accommodate the increase in populations… America is the worst they allow and approve all kinds of stuff and say “it’s safe”…

  • Jethro

    shaunking Powerful cover for today’s @nydailynews with names of police brutality victims sewn into the stars and stripes

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BjJ96GeAJKS/

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true about our terrible food chain. I am not even sure about organic food these days. He speaks of population control in order to shave wildlife’s natural habitat yet this tribe has no problem with hunting that very same Wildlife for sport. When he speaks of population control and conservation in order to save wildlife it doesn’t seem to bode well people of color throughout the world. I don’t trust his his ‘concern’ at all.

  • NeverSurprised

    Shaun should worry about whether he will be sued by that police officer he blatantly defamed in this since-deleted tweet:

    “This woman was kidnapped & raped by a Texas State Trooper – OFFICER HUBBARD,’ he wrote in his original tweet, which has since been deleted from his page. ‘She is now being held hostage in Ellis County Jail.'”
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5762577/Bodycam-reveals-activist-lied-raped-cop-pulled-DUI.html

    Turned out the black woman was lying through her teeth, as two hours of police footage showed. Even her BLACK attorney has apologized and admitted his client LIED.

    Makes sense that a proven LIAR like King would align with another liar.
    And he’s not even man enough to apologize now that the truth is out , just deleted the tweet like the little pvssy he is. I hope State Trooper Hubbard sues him to the point of bankruptcy.

  • Yoni7

    The “N” word was used to show the emphasis of the statement, hence the quotation marks. I PERSONALLY wasn’t calling them the “N” word for lack of vocabulary expression.

    You’re welcome.

  • Missy Honeycutt

    You better PREACH!!!!

  • Missy Honeycutt

    Lol! Omg, truer words were never spoken!!! Bless you for telling it like it is. No heat, no judgement just the plain truth!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I agree with the fact that you do NOT protest at your place of employment and that your employer does NOT have the right to make you stand for the Anthem or Pledge. I don’t put it on any specific Party, but the fact is people do have to have a measure of etiquette and ethics when addressing a social, racial or any other issue. Common sense helps as well

  • TOO REAL

    I respect people not material

  • We Can Do This

    It’s like an oath!

  • Guess Who

    You make very good points but I will say this…humans are mammals and most mammals chose the most virile or most alluring looking mate to give birth to offspring with those same genetics.

    I wonder why intelligence is not considered a strong asset to some?

  • Itzgoingdown

    There is a legion of black homo’s who stay on black blogs and twitter PRETENDING to be concerned about black issues when they’re really there to protect and push their perversion and the homo agenda. Make no mistake. They’re long term goal is legalized Man Boy Love.

  • FOR COMMENT

    I stated this when it first started. this was a battle the NFL would lose. Their major fan base who spends the most money is patriotic white people–who support trump

  • FOR COMMENT

    this has nothing to do with free speech. You can protest on your own dime just not on NFL time or the people who came to see you catch the ball..and if they really don’t like the policy they can leave the NFL.–they are catering to a fan base that is patriotic and when you piss your fans of they stop spending money and this is what happen to the NFL..

  • FOR COMMENT

    right. I haven’t seen half the players at one march since the nfl season was over..It was just to defy Trump.

  • Guess Who

    LMAO

  • Guess Who

    LMAO!

  • What???

    The Word man means thinker. Woman means womb thinker. Men are supposed to think with their heads and woman are supposed to think and select who they’ll let cumm in them to construct communities. It’s all about values. It sounds corny but look at the shyt we got out here right now.

  • Guess Who

    No, it doesn’t sound corny at all.

  • Dove Amerie

    I figured as much. Thanks for the confirmation.

  • Jethro

    I’m sure he’s capable of multi-tasking.

  • the watcher

    Patriotic stuff from a coward who dodged the draft 5 times, played sport and chased girls while his peers were dying in Vietnam. Just when it seemed impossible to lower the bar any more, Trump finds another notch. America is truly beyond redemption…

  • What???

    MLK and the black civil rights movement was ARCHITECTED and DESIGNED by a homosexual to lay the groundwork for the gay and radical agenda to be accepted as normal. His name is Bayard Ruskin, MLK’s advisor and arranger of his sexual orgies. LOOK IT UP. YOU are an enslaved robot. Wake up, I’m trying to HELP YOU out. The gays used the blacks and they damn sure don’t care about the heterosexual nuclear family.

  • MissMaryMack410

    Correction: No economic progression in 150 years! Blacks owned 1% of wealth back then and exact same percentage in 2018? even with the Oprah’s of the world ?

  • kekeb

    Colin Kaepernick is a hero and legend. Period

  • chris

    Dam good points

  • chris

    Slaves didn’t get paid or have a choice.. These men are paid handsomely to play a child’s game. If they’re slaves what are the people working full time and barely making ends meet???

  • chris

    Do you do what your boss says to do? Or if you are the boss don’t your employees follow your orders?? Don’t understand how this is any different..

  • Arama

    You’re a tw@t

  • What???

    Thanks! Glad I hit a nerve.

  • Yoni7

    Actually no I don’t in particular, not if I don’t feel like it. I do it when I want. I never refer to my supervisor as “my boss”. NOBODY is the “boss” of me. Words have meanings.