The NFL did this to themselves. All they had to is have their player stand for The National Anthem. Something that the players should be more than willing to do. These NFL players are living the American Dream. They are making ridiculous salaries that most of us will never come close to in our lifetimes. But the NFL and the players still don’t seem to grasp that they are disrespecting the Flag and in turn those that fight for it.
There are many claims that the NFL was going to be harder on players this year with fines. But the season hasn’t started yet. But just in case the NFL caves again here is a friendly reminder of the times the NFL banned players for expressing themselves.
Columnist Robert Jackson, Melbourne made this list.
Tim Tebow. In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tebow praying on the field and wearing a John 3:16 as part of his anti-glare. They made him change out the anti-glare because John 3:16, is apparently too controversial.
In 2013 Brandon Marshall tried to bring awareness to people with mental disorders by wearing green cleats. The NFL fined him.
In 2014 Robert Griffin III was forced to turn his shirt inside out because of the message on the front. It read “Know Jesus, Know Peace.”
In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.
In 2016 the NFL stopped players from wearing cleats to commemorate 9/11 and stopped a player from the Cowboys from honoring 5 officers killed in the line of duty.
So it looks like the NFL is against Christianity and supporting any causes. They went as far as stopping a player from honoring the police. But it looks like it’s fine to protest the police. It’s fine to disrespect the flag and the military. Just who does the NFL think watches their games? It’s pathetic that they would come down on players for all of the above but kneeling at The National Anthem somehow gets a pass. And people wonder why the NFL is circling the bowl.