Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s the federal holiday set aside to honor the man who did so much to end systemic racism for our country. He was killed making this country better for children of all color. You know what he didn’t do? Kneel or show disrespect during the National Anthem. The New Yorker magazine
From CNN: NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers brought in 17.2 million viewers on Sunday night. That number was down 35% from last year’s Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants game, which was the most-watched prime time regular season since Thanksgiving 2015. Yes. NFL viewership is down.
We’re currently in Week 9 of the National Football League 2017 schedule. It’s the ninth week in a row the league is allowing players to protest during the National Anthem. The only question at this point is why the NFL is allowing this stupid spectacle to continue. The idea the league doesn’t have total control of what
ESPN suspended SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for breaking the company’s social media policy. She posted two tweets encouraging people to boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers. The reason? Cowboys owner Jerrey Jones threatened to sit any player who sits for the national anthem. ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv — ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017 Jemele
Denasia Lawrence sang the national anthem before a Miami Heat pre-season game. In a ridiculous attempt to show what she thinks about the country she was honoring with her singing, she kneeled. That’s right. The singer of the national anthem pulled a Kaepernick. She also wore a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt under her blazer, sending a
Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the national anthem while wearing the U.S. Woman’s National Team uniform. If that seems hypocritical, that’s because it is.