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Author Unknown-  To the NFL and its players

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 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 understand what the flag of this country means to so many of its citizens before you choose to “take a knee” in protest of this “country” during our national anthem?

You may think because you are paid so much that your job is tough, but you are clueless when it comes to tough.  Let me show you those whose job is really tough.

You are spoiled babies who stand around and have staff squirt GatorAid in your mouths, sit in front of misting cooling fans when it’s warm, and sit on heated benches when it’s cold. That’s not “tough” that’s pampered.

You think that you deserve to be paid excessively high salaries, because you play a “dangerous” game where you can incur career ending injuries. Let me show you career ending injuries!


You think you that 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, risked limbs and mental stability to defend, in many cases died 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, still choose to live here rather than in any other country. 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.


You can protest policies, the current government, or anything else you choose, that is your right. But when you “protest” our flag and anthem, you are insulting the nation we all live in and love, and all those who have served, been injured, or died to keep it free. There is nothing you can do or say that can make your actions anything more than the arrogance of classless people, who care about themselves more than our country or the freedoms for which our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much, to ensure you have the “right” to speak freely. Our country is far from perfect, but if you can point to any other country where your freedom and opportunities are better than they are here, then you just might want to go there and show respect for their flag!

If you respect America and all those who have sacrificed so much to keep her free, please forward this to your friends and relatives. Eventually, it should end up in the mailboxes of those who choose to disrespect our country, its service members, our veterans, their families, and all of us who appreciate the freedoms America represents.

ht/ cato


30 Comments on Author Unknown-  To the NFL and its players

  1. I have been a 49er fan my whole life.

    They started this shit. Clear the f’ing deck!

    I’m still waiting for some football players to come forward and call “BULLSHIT!” on this crap.

  2. This should be pinned as the #1 post for a month……I think the NFL has dug it’s final grave with this one…’s on a death spiral it will likely not recover from and once they lose the tax money subsidies for stadiums, it will end quickly as it should…….

  3. I know why they think we care. It’s because all these prima donna athletes have been told their whole life how special they that they start believing it themselves.

  4. The NFL should fine each kneeling player $50,000 each time they take a knee. Donate the fines to Disabled American Veterans who require continued medical care, treatment or specialized accommodations of their homes.

    The pampered, disrespectful players would still be Millionaires many times over, at least they could honor those who truly “earned” our respect as Americans.

    No, I fail to understand why any American would stoop so low as to attend any NFL game or function in person or watching a game on Television.

  5. “You choose to openly disgrace this country in the eyes of the rest of the world…”

    Just following the lead of the bat-eared Kenyan twink they put in the Whitehouse for eight years.

  6. If I do happen to tune into a game it’s not to watch the game, but to get an idea of how many unamerican assholes still attend that shit!

    Those overpaid spoiled meat sacks can kiss my pasty old white ass!

  7. Awesome, I hope the US public is tired of the NFL. As I have stated before I haven’t watched 10 games since Shula left the Dolphins so my boycott means nothing.

  8. Hope the unofficial boycott continues until these low life scum end up as second shift fry cooks eking out a living as they would have been without football. I won’t even watch college ball, its just an incubator for more of these jerks. Semper Fi.

  9. I don’t give a flying Phuck about the game anymore. I don’t watch them. I just want to see the scores, to see if my numbers hit.
    Next year I may even stop playing the pools. See the bookies go apeshit.

  10. Sadly, many of our vaulted professional football players probably won’t (can’t in some cases) read this fine letter. They have “people” for that. We’re done with them.

  11. The NFL has crawled into bed with a real Tar Baby and now has no flippin clue what to do!
    If they just once considered the reality of what this unknown author says, maybe they would grow a pair and call out these kneeling, over-paid, prima-donna pussies for what they really are: Hypocrites too afraid to face reality which is the culture problem that exists in the Black community where Blacks are killing Blacks! Not one homicide in the hood has been caused by conversation over politics or seeing Nazis and Klansmen marching down Martin Luther King Boulevard!

  12. Nothing would please me more than a requirement to serve two years in the military before or after college as a pre-requisite to signing up with the NFL, or any other professional sport. Believe me, if they had to do that and a few other things (like cut their hair) for an opportunity to make millions of dollars, each and every one of them would sign on the dotted line, but at least they would know and understand what is involved in serving their country and respecting the flag and the National Anthem.

  13. As the ratings rank so will the money dry up.

    Everyone in football will be hurt.

    Everyone’s salaries will be lowered as well as
    Owners profits.

    It seems that some players don’t realize that they’re in the entertainment business.
    And being such, it’s stupid to bite the hand that feeds you.

    You want to protest

    The people don’t like what you’re doing and
    they are NOT accepting your exoneration.

    You are in the entertainment business
    Piss off the fans to your own peril !

    Most of the people who will suffer for your actions
    will not deserve it.

    But you ASSHOLES
    WILL !

  14. A horrible cautionary tale. Cultures which allow Godless, corrupt socialist ideologies to produce fatherless, childlike “men” eventually self destruct. Black NFL players have happily become short-sighted tools of a marxist cause and key to destroying the source of their wealth.
    A majority of this black NFL players have no idea what it takes to be men of integrity. As wonderful as this letter is, the kneeling morons don’t have what it takes to absorb the principles necessary to declare allegiance to their country. They have become a liability and threat to the security of this nation.

  15. The players acting out will only last until it costs somebody up the pipeline a new boat.
    Then there will be hell to pay.

  16. they can stand or sit or kneel, for all i care…..they have shown their true colors, and i don’t care what false flag they decide to wave to get me back….

    golden goose ain’t laying no more eggs, too bad so sad……

  17. my son & I had tickets & parking passes we got last year to this weeks Cowboy-Redskin game coming up this Sunday (he’s a big Dallas fan & I loathe the Redskins & their clown owner for many reasons) … we decided to eat the tickets & skip the game … no more $$$ spent …. no more NFL … phuck ’em

  18. Sunday afternoon used to be hot dog, wings, and beer at our local K of C Council for the games. Not no more. It’s really a shame.
    I agree with 99th Squad Leader. Everything American is under attack by the useful idiots.

  19. Truckbuddy, this article probably IS on every wire service.
    Mainstream media simply refuse to publish it.

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