TO THE NFL AND ITS PLAYERS…
If I have brain cancer, I don’t ask my dentist what I should do. If my car has a problem, I don’t seek help from a plumber! Why do you think the public cares what a football player thinks about politics? If we want to know about football, then depending on the information we seek, we might consult with you, but even a quarterback doesn’t seek advice on playing his position from a defensive tackle!
You seem to have this over-inflated view of yourselves, thinking because you enjoy working on such a large-scale stage that somehow your opinion about everything matters. The NFL realizes the importance of its “image” so it has rules that specify the clothes and insignia you can wear, the language you use, and your “antics” after a touchdown or other “great” play. But somehow you and your employer don’t seem to care that you willfully disgrace the entire nation and its 320 million people in the eyes of the world by publicly disrespecting this country, its flag, and its anthem! The taxpaying citizens of this country subsidize your plush work environments, yet you choose to use those venues to openly offend those very citizens.
Do you even remotely understand what the flag of this country means to so many of its citizens before you choose to “take a knee” in protesting this country during our national anthem?
You may think because you are paid so much that your job is tough and your opinion is worth hearing, but you are clueless when it comes to being tough and worthy.
Let me show you those whose job is really tough.
You are spoiled babies who stand around and have staff-people squirt Gatorade in your mouths, sit in front of misting cooler fans when it’s warm, and rest on heated benches when it’s cold. That’s not “tough”…that’s called pampered.
You think you deserve to be paid excessively high salaries because you play a game where you can incur career ending injuries. Let me show you career ending injuries!
You think you deserve immediate medical attention and the best medical facilities and doctors when injured. Let me show you what it’s like for those who really need and deserve medical attention.
You think you have the right to disrespect the flag of the United States, the one our veterans fought for in the past and still fight for today, risking limbs and mental stability to defend, and in many cases die for. Let me show you what our flag means to them, their families, and their friends.
You believe you are our heroes, when in reality you are nothing but overpaid entertainers who exist solely for our enjoyment! Well, your current antics are neither entertaining nor enjoyable, but rather a disgrace to this country, its citizens, all our veterans and their families, and the sacrifices they have made to ensure this country remains free. You choose to openly disgrace this country in the eyes of the rest of the world, yet with all your money you still choose to live here rather than anywhere else. People with even the slightest amount of class will stand and respect our flag. Where does that put you? You want to see heroes… here are this country’s heroes!
One hero saying goodbye to another…
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NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis