BPR: It’s long been argued by NFL watchers that the league’s tolerance and even embrace of national anthem protests, initiated by anti-cop former player Colin Kaepernick, was hypocritical.
Time and time again, Americans were upset and outraged at their beloved sport getting trolled by misinformed activists spreading lies about law enforcement. Time and time again, the NFL sat idly by, silent as players kneeled and sat on their rear ends, even though the handbook stated it was a job duty for players to stand quietly and respectfully during the observance.
The protests shifted to a vague statement of solidarity that essentially accused millions of white viewers of being virulent racists, despite their fandom and financial support, and all taking place during the nation’s sacred rite honoring its fallen heroes.
When football fans rightly complained about the NFL’s hypocrisy for allowing the protests to take place during the game, they were lectured about it being a “free speech” issue. Well, behold the NFL’s tolerance for “free speech.”
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