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Broncos LB Brandon Marshall loses endorsement after kneeling for anthem

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 08:  Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall #54 of the Denver Broncos looks on from the bench in the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Getty Images

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall became the latest NFL player to exercise his right to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before Thursday night’s game against the Panthers.

On Friday, a company that employed Marshall as an endorser exercised its own rights to cancel their working relationship. The Air Academy Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1955 to, per their website, “serve the cadets, officers and civilians” of the Air Force Academy. President/CEO Glenn Strebe cited that relationship in a Facebook post announcing their decision to sever ties with Marshall.

“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership. AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”

In comments after the game Marshall said he was not against the military and that his actions were intended to show that he is “against social injustice.”

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197 Responses to “Broncos LB Brandon Marshall loses endorsement after kneeling for anthem”
  1. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 9, 2016 4:22 PM

    Opps.

  2. laukkanen5 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:22 PM

    loser loser loser…..

    spend a week in south side of chicago….then if u survive, ask if u respect the police

  3. 81megatron says: Sep 9, 2016 4:23 PM

    Wow pathetic Kaep lane and marshall keep standing up for whats right

  4. Jax4 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:23 PM

    Karma

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 9, 2016 4:23 PM

    Insult to injury. Brandon gets his brains scrambled in the game, takes a fine for trying to scramble someone else’s brains, and now this.

    He should just go back to being “The Other” Brandon Marshall.

  6. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Sep 9, 2016 4:23 PM

    AAFCU deserves a big FU for firing someone who was protesting against social injustice.

  7. brutus3413 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:23 PM

    Ahhh…the free market at work for both parties. Nice.

  8. 81megatron says: Sep 9, 2016 4:24 PM

    Kaep got support from many veterans.Just stay behind those keyboards racists

  9. John Harbaugh Is A Sad Whiney Middle Aged Woman says: Sep 9, 2016 4:24 PM

    I really wish the commentators would address this issue when they show these guys not standing and muse out loud “I see player X is protesting . I wonder if he’s doing anything to address the problem other than simply sitting on his butt?”

    I have nothing but respect for people that take a brave stand against what they perceive as a terrible wrong, but if you feel that strongly DO something about it. Donate your time and money to constructively try to bring about change, don’t just sulk like a middle schooler who’s been told he can’t have desert because he didn’t do his homework.

  10. milehihoss says: Sep 9, 2016 4:24 PM

    Good.

  11. tylawspick6 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:25 PM

    Beautiful.

    Make these entitled, whiny and pathetic PC Millennials pay.

  12. spotsdad says: Sep 9, 2016 4:25 PM

    Never thought of those ramifications. I guess BM didn’t either.

  13. mrmcdougle says: Sep 9, 2016 4:25 PM

    Translation: We are doing what ensures the highest Q4 profits. Not surprising.

  14. shaggytoodle says: Sep 9, 2016 4:25 PM

    If he isn’t concerned about money it’s no big deal for him.

    If he is, he clearly didn’t take everything into consideration .

  15. 81megatron says: Sep 9, 2016 4:25 PM

    Brandon Marshall is to good for them anyway

  16. flash1287 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:26 PM

    Good!!!

  17. ctiggs says: Sep 9, 2016 4:26 PM

    Kick rocks to this fake sponsor. There are much bigger problems in the world. Plus im sure they were not paying him much anyways. It is not like its Nike or Under Armor

  18. tonyzendejas says: Sep 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    Kneel during a nationalist ritual…you’re toast.

    Try to decapitate a player mid-game…hero to millions of Broncos fans.

  19. AtheistsareIdiots says: Sep 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    Good

  20. charlesanakin says: Sep 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    Choices are not made in a vacuum. He exercised his right and they exercised theirs.

  21. deneb1973 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    The NFL must keep track of endorsement contracts for the players. Publish the list of endorsement sponsors for the players who do not stand for the anthem. The players know they are insulting a huge portion of the fan base; it’s about time the fan base had an opportunity to respond. Let’s see how many sponsors want to support intentional disrespect of the nation.

  22. squackduckhawk says: Sep 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    Well there is a shocker.

  23. doggeatdogg says: Sep 9, 2016 4:28 PM

    Bravo. Next time buddy, rent your own building and protest there all you like. Let’s see how many people attend. I on the other hand, as an NFL fan, don’t care to see it. This is how it should be with all the protesters. I am not tuning in to see ya do this. Do it on your own personal time.

  24. subset99 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:28 PM

    It’s just like people who shoot their mouths off w/ racist or offensive comments on Facebook. If their employers don’t agree w/ their “freedom of expression”, then they reserve the right to sever their business relationship accordingly. Two-way streets and such.

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    Brandon Marshall, one of the rare people in the world who has ever come out to say he is “against social injustice”. What rare courage.

  26. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    Do stupid move, win stupid prize.

  27. bobleblah says: Sep 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    principles
    over
    profits

  28. wazu says: Sep 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    Going to be fascinating watching more NFL players kill their marketability and red flag themselves for all future employment this Sunday.

  29. radrntn says: Sep 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    puke

  30. waynefontesismyfather says: Sep 9, 2016 4:30 PM

    Excellent move by the AAFCU!

    These players have a right to voice their opinions. We as paying fans or corporations that pay the players endorsement dollars need to step up and show these guys there is no such thing as a free lunch. That is exactly what the AAFCU did here and I applaud them.

  31. f1restarter says: Sep 9, 2016 4:30 PM

    I wonder if he supports Affirmative Action. That’s a form of “social injustice”.

  32. cajunaise says: Sep 9, 2016 4:30 PM

    “The BLM movement is unproductive and unruly. Find a different way to protest!”

    “Okay.” *kneels*

    “No, not like that. Another way.”

    “What do you suggest?”

    “Oh, I dunno…could you just pretend everything’s fine, like we do?”

  33. bobbybcc says: Sep 9, 2016 4:31 PM

    Good

  34. tangotwo22 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:31 PM

    Another oppressed African American. So ridiculous, you can’t make this up. We have a black president and the last two individuals in charge of the justice system are black. There are black law enforcement officers all over the country. We have affirmative action which historically have provided preference to black applicants. Then we have three incidents that black activists have paraded as cultural proof blacks are oppressed. Such bull crap it’s unreal.

  35. theashleyguy says: Sep 9, 2016 4:31 PM

    I have no problem with him exercising his constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression. It is the first right in the Bill of Rights.

    But if you choose to not stand for the national anthem–if you make that the form of your protest–you cannot be surprised if a military-based organization cuts its ties with you.

    Protest all you want but understand there are consequences.

  36. Raider Jon says: Sep 9, 2016 4:32 PM

    Awesome!!! I wish i could join this credit union.

  37. abninf says: Sep 9, 2016 4:32 PM

    Good. I don’t buy his claim of supporting the military. That’s what you would call lip service. Actions speak louder than words. Our national anthem was written about a military battle against the British fighting for our freedom. Marshall has never fought for anything.

  38. nypd1056 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:33 PM

    OK NFL, here is how you stop this nonsense. Before the teams come out for the start of the game, while there still on the locker room. BRING OUT THE BIG FLAG, PLAY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND HAVE THE FLY OVERS. problem solved, end of discussion. I dont want to see pictures of anybody sitting or nealing.

  39. denverdave3 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:33 PM

    Thank God somebody as important as Brandon Marshall is finally “against social injustice” because nearly everybody else must be FOR it.

    What an idiot.

  40. bleedingfacemask says: Sep 9, 2016 4:33 PM

    Not many care about the intensions, they care about the actions. Pick the wrong action, and the intension is lost…along with some money sometimes.

  41. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 9, 2016 4:33 PM

    He should be gaining endorsements. Then again all these corporations are owned by entitled white men who didn’t nothing to earn those salaries.

  42. trailerparkking says: Sep 9, 2016 4:34 PM

    Progressives are race baiting hate mongers!

  43. deuce656 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:34 PM

    Loooooooove it!!!! Hopefully more companies exercise this right. I would love to see a home crowd singing the national anthem about five or six times in unison throughout the game, although I guess Colin will still be sitting LOL

  44. mkbane says: Sep 9, 2016 4:34 PM

    I am fine with Marshall’s protest and understand his reasons.

    I am fine with the Air Academy Federal Credit Union’s decision to terminate their relationship and understand their reasons.

    Moving on…

  45. sod61 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:35 PM

    I’ve already considered canceling Sunday ticket this year. If I see more if these guys doing it, I will definitely cancel next year and never spend another penny on anything to do with the nfl. Meanwhile, the body count piles up in Chicago and Marshall has nothing to say about it.

  46. whiplash013 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:35 PM

    Like the article says, he exercised his freedom of speech and they exercised their freedom to terminate his endorsement deal since they feel goes against their values.

  47. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 9, 2016 4:36 PM

    Americas freedoms are wonderful, too bad more people don’t realize how truly blessed we are.
    It is also part of the cause of trouble for some of us that refuse to accept responsibility for our actions, THEN blame others for being wary of us

  48. whooligun says: Sep 9, 2016 4:37 PM

    “his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership”

    Standing up for what he believes in a country that is built on freedom of speech?

  49. jonwill57 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:37 PM

    Once again…the military is impacted how? The military does not write laws. In fact, the military was another part of government that historically discriminated against any and everybody, except white males. Oh yes, verse #3 of the anthem…
    “No refuge could save the hireling and slave’
    From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
    Stand up to honor that? Go right ahead.

  50. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 4:39 PM

    I’m still waiting for a good explanation of why we have the anthem before sports games anyway.

    They’re not military or government functions. They’re private corporations.

    Do you have to sing and salute before you begin YOUR work day? No. So why should they?

    Why does the NFL have to act like the most patriotic private corporation in the country? They have nothing to do with cops, the military, or anything.

  51. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:39 PM

    AAFCU deserves a big FU for firing someone who was protesting against social injustice.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    NO NO NO he was fired because it was their RIGHT to fire him.

  52. dansardo says: Sep 9, 2016 4:39 PM

    It’s his constitutional right to do what he did, it’s his sponsor’s constitutional right to do what they did. The point he was trying to make “in a copycat way” is legitimate. A lot of people are expressing their constitutional right in saying the way he did it is offensive. Let’s see how many of these “patriots” are willing to suffer the consequences.

  53. ravenswinsuperbowl47 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:40 PM

    Great! What an idiot. Winning a job ijn sports does not enetentile an athlete to gransd stand on TV. I love what the female soccer team did to the soccser player who also wanted some attention for kneelin.

    This guy and Kaepernick will both be unemployed this time next year.

  54. stoneydog1000 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:40 PM

    “Marvin, what do you make of all of this”. “Man, I don’t even have an opinion”

  55. trollaikman8 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:40 PM

    Remember kids, do what your corporate overlords tell you to do…or else.

  56. teal379 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:42 PM

    So long as he doesn’t “intend” to disrespect a group – it’s ok.

    So long as he says he “respects” a group – it’s ok.

    So long as some of that group are ok with the display – it’s ok.

    Soooo – how come that’s not the same standard applied towards a certain team from the nation’s capitol?

  57. jwcarlson says: Sep 9, 2016 4:42 PM

    I hope every one of you was standing silently at attention in your living rooms last night when the anthem was being played. And I hope you do the same everytime you see a bald eagle when you’re out and about. You must pause and reflect what this symbol of our great nation means.

    Both parties here are free to do as they please, which is really what the ‘flag’ is about. Anyone getting bent out of shape because someone isn’t worshiping a symbol of the state needs to think what’s really going on with these types of things.

    It’s a piece of cloth, folks… and the government knows if they throw it up in front of the masses it invokes certain behaviors and emotions… which is exactly what they want.

  58. whyshouldshaili says: Sep 9, 2016 4:42 PM

    @NateBoyer37 @Seahawks POS, the players have the right to protest, and I encourage them to do so. How ever, they don’t have the right to do it during NFL sanctioned events. The NFL needs to squash these posers, and do it quickly! If they REALLY cared, these clowns would be out in the community spreading the word, telling kids they can do better, they can get beyond their circumstances….. Disrespecting our country that on the whole is trying to the right thing, we have enacted civil rights legislation and affirmative action laws to give the poor, the immigrants and people of color a leg up. We could and should do more as a country, but what these athletes, who have been treated special all their lives are not smart enough to understand is that making this protest all about themselves they are not helping anything, only inflaming things. Let them use their fame and notoriety the NFL has provided them in constructive, not destructive and devicive way!

  59. trubroncfan07 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:43 PM

    ^idiot

  60. montango says: Sep 9, 2016 4:43 PM

    Money ALWAYS wins…dope

  61. mlvcfan says: Sep 9, 2016 4:44 PM

    They Just got more pub for ending his endorsement than they ever would keeping him on. Smart free advertising

  62. xxsweepthelegxx says: Sep 9, 2016 4:44 PM

    doggeatdogg says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:28 PM

    Bravo. Next time buddy, rent your own building and protest there all you like. Let’s see how many people attend. I on the other hand, as an NFL fan, don’t care to see it. This is how it should be with all the protesters. I am not tuning in to see ya do this. Do it on your own personal time.
    ————-
    Well said. I don’t tune in to NFL games to watch you protest. Find another avenue.

    Or better yet, talk to reporters about your feelings of social injustice before and after games, there are tons of reports looking for a snippet. Spread your knowledge to the viewing public that way. Spout off some injustices, give some ideas on how to make change, etc…

    Kneeling in silence isn’t saying much in my opinion.

  63. crackinbones says: Sep 9, 2016 4:44 PM

    Love all the liberals on here cry ‘racists’ when someone else don’t agree with you but that’s the democrat playbook at work. The term used to mean something now it’s a joke.

  64. browns2014man says: Sep 9, 2016 4:45 PM

    Hahhahahahhahahahahhaha.

  65. moerawn says: Sep 9, 2016 4:45 PM

    He has Obama’s endorsement. That’s good enough.

  66. dbot1800 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:46 PM

    mrmcdougle says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:25 PM

    Translation: We are doing what ensures the highest Q4 profits. Not surprising.

    —————————————-

    You do realize that credit unions are non-profit right?

  67. paulymags says: Sep 9, 2016 4:46 PM

    I don’t understand why the same people screaming that it’s the players’ right to protest seem to be upset at a sponsor exercising it’s right to cancel a contract in order not to be associated with a position they disagree with…

  68. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 9, 2016 4:47 PM

    one of the hard parts of decision making is minimizing the unintended consequences….

  69. crewchief15 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:47 PM

    John Harbaugh Is A Sad Whiney Middle Aged Woman says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:24 PM

    I really wish the commentators would address this issue when they show these guys not standing and muse out loud “I see player X is protesting . I wonder if he’s doing anything to address the problem other than simply sitting on his butt?”

    I have nothing but respect for people that take a brave stand against what they perceive as a terrible wrong, but if you feel that strongly DO something about it. Donate your time and money to constructively try to bring about change, don’t just sulk like a middle schooler who’s been told he can’t have desert because he didn’t do his homework.
    —————–
    Completely agree, if you’re going to take a stand don’t throw out disclaimer, be a man, you can’t have it both way’s. You’re disrespecting the meaning of the Anthem, so you’re disrespecting the people that died for your rights as an American. You have a right to do it, but don’t make disclaimers, own it Big Man!!!

  70. 4sacroc says: Sep 9, 2016 4:48 PM

    Actions have consequences.

    Nice work by his agent advising him.

    Fail.

  71. pisano says: Sep 9, 2016 4:48 PM

    Good, I hope all these guys lose their endorsements. If you can make a great living off this country, you can stand and respect our National Anthem. If I had my way, anyone that didn’t stand would be blackballed from the NFL.

  72. raidernation210 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:49 PM

    I love it!

  73. tortorellasucks says: Sep 9, 2016 4:49 PM

    Kudos to AAFCU! Is there a list on line where we can see what companies Kapernick, Jeremy Lane and other “knee takers” endorse ?? I want to make sure that I don’t support companies that support them financially.

  74. thesportingworld50 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:50 PM

    I hope this credit union ran this by the lawyer(s) before making the decision to terminate Marshall. According to their “about us” statement “AAFCU is a federally chartered, not-for-profit, and member-owned financial institution. AAFCU is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration, a federal agency”. Since the AAFCU appears to be a federal entity, one could argue they improperly retaliated against an employee, Marshall, for exercising his free of speech/expression. Supreme Court has ruled that public employee speech involving matters of public concern constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment.

  75. illmatic8582 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:51 PM

    What were they paying him? Free hot dogs? Lol they are only doing this to get in the spotlight. No one has ever heard of this “company”.

  76. niners816 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:51 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:33 PM
    He should be gaining endorsements. Then again all these corporations are owned by entitled white men who didn’t nothing to earn those salaries.
    ———————–
    You’re so butthurt about everything that goes in this world. All you post about is boo hoo this or boo hoo that. Get off your butt and go do something if you’re so butthurt over everything. I don’t even have to guess, I already know you’re a millennial.

  77. varangia says: Sep 9, 2016 4:51 PM

    I’m so tired of hearing about this anthem stuff, I didn’t bother watching any football this weekend. I have mixed feelings about the controversy. On the one hand, why does the NFL have to do national anthems before every game? It should just be about football and not the military, etc. We can have parades or national holiday events for the military. Of course having said that, you should show respect for the NA when it is played, and stand up.

  78. bigotshamer says: Sep 9, 2016 4:51 PM

    If you’re an entitled, frightened, white male you can post “go get your shinebox” and that is perfectly acceptable to the entitled, frightened, white males who host this site. Got it.

  79. glow205 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:52 PM

    good..hope every player loses their extra money

  80. goattoday says: Sep 9, 2016 4:52 PM

    nypd1056 says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:33 PM
    OK NFL, here is how you stop this nonsense. Before the teams come out for the start of the game, while there still on the locker room. BRING OUT THE BIG FLAG, PLAY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND HAVE THE FLY OVERS. problem solved, end of discussion. I don’t want to see pictures of anybody sitting or kneeling.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Great idea! Really…

  81. possumsauce says: Sep 9, 2016 4:54 PM

    thesportingworld50 says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:50 PM
    I hope this credit union ran this by the lawyer(s) before making the decision to terminate Marshall. According to their “about us” statement “AAFCU is a federally chartered, not-for-profit, and member-owned financial institution. AAFCU is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration, a federal agency”. Since the AAFCU appears to be a federal entity, one could argue they improperly retaliated against an employee, Marshall, for exercising his free of speech/expression. Supreme Court has ruled that public employee speech involving matters of public concern constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment.

    =-=-=-=-=

    If you seriously believe his contract designated him as an “employee” in any way, shape or form under the law, you can go ahead and turn in your Internet J.D. right now.

  82. rock4eb says: Sep 9, 2016 4:54 PM

    ToReligionisforidoits:
    You used a double negative in your sentence. Nuf said

  83. bucsorbust says: Sep 9, 2016 4:54 PM

    Social justice is about equal opportunity to make what you want of yourself, without hindrance from government or institutions. Brandon had it all, all the opportunity. Now someone else will have the equal opportunity to prosper on what he threw away.

  84. raideralex99 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:56 PM

    Stupid will be stupid.
    Now go vote for Hillary for another 8 years of social injustice.

  85. bigotshamer says: Sep 9, 2016 4:57 PM

    The NFL is a company that supports them financially. You should stop supporting the NFL.

    Please clap.

  86. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Sep 9, 2016 4:58 PM

    cajunaise says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:30 PM
    “The BLM movement is unproductive and unruly. Find a different way to protest!”

    “Okay.” *kneels*

    “No, not like that. Another way.”

    “What do you suggest?”

    “Oh, I dunno…could you just pretend everything’s fine, like we do?”
    ——–
    I got a better idea lets just pretend that cops only shoot black people and not white then let’s pretend that there is no black on black murders. Why don’t you put the number of black on black murders together and compare them to cops on blacks murders and see which one is greater then ask yourself why you never see these protesters talking about that. Black lives matter but only if it’s a cop doing the shooting if it’s another black man then we don’t care that much. That’s what I get out of black lives matters.

  87. bucsorbust says: Sep 9, 2016 4:59 PM

    Looks like the Air Academy Credit Union loves them some social justice too. Ain’t America great?

  88. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    “I don’t tune in to NFL games to watch you protest.”

    And I dont tune in to NFL games to watch the national anthem. Why is it even there?

    The NFL is an entertainment corporation, not a government entitity.

    Having the national anthem before football games is just as ridiculous as it would be if we had it before movies in theaters. We just don’t see how ridiculous it is because we all grew up with it this way.

  89. realitysam says: Sep 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    That’s awesome. Don’t people get it yet. Until we focus on right vs. wrong, instead of black vs. white, we will never achieve equality. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a perfect example of a person who gets “it”. His articles focus on equality for all!!! C’mon people. My kids have never questioned the skin color of the kids next door, until they hear “role models” bringing it into question. Don’t bring those old issues into this generation. We only learn what we are taught! There are other ways to help us move forward, but please don’t disrespect the flag.

  90. thesportingworld50 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:01 PM

    possumsauce says:

    If you seriously believe his contract designated him as an “employee” in any way, shape or form under the law, you can go ahead and turn in your Internet J.D. right now.

    —————————————————-

    So the money they were paying him was just a gift I guess.

    employee

    n. a person who is hired for a wage, salary, fee or payment to perform work for an employer.

  91. cribbage12 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:02 PM

    He should have no issue with this – just as he has a free choice, so does AAFCU. I have a daughter who attends the US Air Force Academy, and these cadets work their tails off in service to their country, and the American flag is shown due respect at all times. I applaud AAFCU for doing what they think is right, regardless of the implication. Just like Marshall is doing.

  92. unionjack1776 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:02 PM

    If you want to see oppressed black people I suggest you visit Africa or the Caribbean.

  93. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 9, 2016 5:02 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:33 PM
    He should be gaining endorsements. Then again all these corporations are owned by entitled white men who didn’t nothing to earn those salaries.
    ______

    Wow.
    Brilliant.

    Too easy.

  94. charger383 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:02 PM

    start of the fall of the NFL

  95. vdogg says: Sep 9, 2016 5:05 PM

    He must feel so oppressed again….

  96. rcali says: Sep 9, 2016 5:06 PM

    Buh, Bye! Dude really needs to spend some time in other countries if he wants to really see what “social injustice” is about.

  97. torebear says: Sep 9, 2016 5:07 PM

    Well I guess everyone is not against social injustice.

  98. codiablo says: Sep 9, 2016 5:08 PM

    Man, he just lost $1500!

  99. possumsauce says: Sep 9, 2016 5:09 PM

    thesportingworld50 says:
    Sep 9, 2016 5:01 PM
    possumsauce says:

    If you seriously believe his contract designated him as an “employee” in any way, shape or form under the law, you can go ahead and turn in your Internet J.D. right now.

    —————————————————-

    So the money they were paying him was just a gift I guess.

    employee

    n. a person who is hired for a wage, salary, fee or payment to perform work for an employer.

    =-=-=-=-=-=

    I’m literally laughing, thank you Internet Lawyer. They weren’t his employer, he was never their employee. They were parties to a contract, that’s it, and they’ve invoked a right to terminate the contract which was plainly embedded in the terms he agreed to.

  100. nflhof says: Sep 9, 2016 5:09 PM

    That’s sweet!

  101. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Sep 9, 2016 5:09 PM

    chicagosportsfan11 says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:39 PM
    AAFCU deserves a big FU for firing someone who was protesting against social injustice.///////////////////////////////

    NO NO NO he was fired because it was their RIGHT to fire him.
    —-
    It was, of course, their right to fire him as spokesman, but the REASON they fired him was because of his protest. They said as much in their announcement. “..his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership”… Therefore, he was fired because of his protest. They did not fire him because they have the right to fire him. That’s like saying I threw up because I had a right to throw up, instead of saying I threw up because tequila is the devil.

  102. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 9, 2016 5:11 PM

    Bet-cha didn’t see that one a comin’ did ya’ Brando!
    Your Employer might not do what they are thinking but sponsers can drop you like a hot tater’…….LOVE IT!

  103. melikefootball says: Sep 9, 2016 5:14 PM

    Outstanding, someone finally steps up against this crap.

  104. tomtravis76 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:15 PM

    Who cares what any of these guys do, does it inter with anyone’s life? The point was to keep a discussing about police brutality going, and its turned into who has has the brighter stars and more red,white and blue running through them.

    Does everyone really stop what they are doing every time they hear the Anthem, no they don’t. A bunch of internet outrage once again waiting for the next stupid thing to get you fake angry. We are about to put a career crooked politician or a reality TV star who is going to ostracize us from the rest of the planet in charge of our country and we are in an uproar over a multi millionaire kneeling during the anthem…Americans have become so dumb. Aren’t you psyched gas is now under $2.50?

  105. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Sep 9, 2016 5:16 PM

    possumsauce says:
    They were parties to a contract, that’s it, and they’ve invoked a right to terminate the contract which was plainly embedded in the terms he agreed to.

    Semantics.

  106. possumsauce says: Sep 9, 2016 5:19 PM

    Emmanuel Goldstein says:
    Sep 9, 2016 5:16 PM
    possumsauce says:
    They were parties to a contract, that’s it, and they’ve invoked a right to terminate the contract which was plainly embedded in the terms he agreed to.

    Semantics.

    =-=-=-=

    Yeah, well, we prefer to call it “contract law”, but feel free to apply whatever term you like.

  107. mmack66 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:26 PM

    ravenswinsuperbowl47 says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:40 PM

    Great! What an idiot. Winning a job ijn sports does not enetentile an athlete to gransd stand on TV.
    ——————————–

    Lol. Of course it does. That murderer Ray Lewis grandstanded on TV all of the time.

  108. notjohnfrusciante says: Sep 9, 2016 5:28 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots
    Sep 9, 2016, 3:33 PM CDT
    He should be gaining endorsements. Then again all these corporations are owned by entitled white men who didn’t nothing to earn those salaries.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Corporations, by definition, are not privately owned entities. But by all means, continue the over the top hyperbole if it makes you feel better.

    Newsflash: Life sucks for the majority of white people too. There isn’t some secret congregation where a bunch of old stale crackers debate the best way to hook up whitey and keep the man down. Please utilize that part of the brain you’ve neglected and acknowledge painting broad strokes over 100s of millions of people by the actions of a few cases spun and broadcasted by the media does not accurately reflect the social climate in the majority of the country.

  109. kcflake says: Sep 9, 2016 5:32 PM

    Actions have consequences.

  110. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 5:32 PM

    “If you want to see oppressed black people I suggest you visit Africa or the Caribbean.”

    What’s your point? Africa sucks worse therefore they shouldn’t complain when cops kill innocent or unarmed people here?

  111. steelpower58 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:35 PM

    This is easy to understanding, A Bronco can’t be a Patriot!!! Jajajaja

  112. asparatame says: Sep 9, 2016 5:35 PM

    Good.

    Better than good.

    Company of the month.

  113. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 9, 2016 5:36 PM

    Baby boomers have destroyed this planet.

  114. cosmicconvoy says: Sep 9, 2016 5:38 PM

    To all Kaepernick copycats:

    “The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.” – Salvador Dali

  115. allseeingone says: Sep 9, 2016 5:42 PM

    Good! Best way to make an impression on the protesters is to take away some of their income. They need to understand that while we can’t force them to stand and show respect to our Flag and police, we can certainly stop throwing money at them.

  116. allseeingone says: Sep 9, 2016 5:44 PM

    I’m going to make it a point to throw my business at all the companies that cancel contracts for endorsements to protesting athletes.

  117. absolutevisuals says: Sep 9, 2016 5:44 PM

    laukkanen5 says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:22 PM

    loser loser loser…..

    spend a week in south side of chicago….then if u survive, ask if u respect the police

    —–

    You mean the same chicago police that shot the kid 16 times, most of the shots while he was already on he ground, then tried to cover it up for an entire year and now everybody involved is either getting fired or facing charges?

    That same Chicago police?

  118. crackinbones says: Sep 9, 2016 5:45 PM

    Would like to take a minute to thank BLM,CNN,the Clintons, Republicans and Democrats for making Donald
    Trump the next president of the United States.

  119. td30 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:45 PM

    MURICER!!

    I love the comments talking about protesting the nfl because the players are protesting. Irony much?

  120. therealtrenches says: Sep 9, 2016 5:46 PM

    no…the company that dropped him is the loser, not him.

    If you think this is “karma” for Marshall, just wait until the karma hits the company that sacked someone who stands up against social injustice. It may not be swift, but it will happen.

    Marshall, meanwhile, will be richer by far, because he is in the right and that can’t be measured in dollars and cents.

  121. orangeraider says: Sep 9, 2016 5:46 PM

    Go for the big bucks at social justice outfits in African and the Middle East.
    Stupid fool, being duped by the BLM and other racist groups

  122. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 5:54 PM

    “To all Kaepernick copycats:

    “The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.” – Salvador Dali”

    Yeah like all those COPYCATS who marched behind Dr King. Racial justice was HIS idea. They shouldve done their own thing instead.

  123. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 5:57 PM

    “Stupid fool, being duped by the BLM and other racist groups”

    Yeah those RACISTS who are RACISTLY asking cops to stop killing them. How RACIST of them. If they didn’t want cops to shoot them for no reason they shouldve been born white.

  124. cdynamite says: Sep 9, 2016 6:02 PM

    Everyone exercised their rights, fine. Until everyone stops focusing on skin color, this dumb stuff will continue.

    If you want the facts, more whites are killed by police, but it’s disproportional to the percentage of whites in the country, so BLM is correct.

    On the other hand, then number of cops killed by blacks is about even with whites, which is also not proportional.

    All this crap needs to stop; don’t do something bad and cops will generally leave you alone.

    In my opinion as a veteran, I think it’s disrespectful what he’s doing. There’s a million other ways that could actually make a difference. A millionaire doing it seems like an attention-grab (being that it will make ZERO difference). Anyhow, it’s his right and not going to stop me from watching.

  125. mcwest1 says: Sep 9, 2016 6:08 PM

    @jonwill57

    Me thinks you need educate yourself about American History.

    The Star Spangled Banner lyrics “the hireling ” refers to the British use of Mercenaries (German Hessians) in the American War of Independence
    The Star Spangled Banner lyrics “…and slave” is a direct reference to the British practice of Impressment (kidnapping American seamen and forcing them into service on British man-of war ships). This was a Important cause of the War of 1812
    Francis Scott Key then describes the Star Spangled Banner as a symbol of triumph over all adversity

  126. sitonit6 says: Sep 9, 2016 6:08 PM

    This dude would be in prison if not for football…idiot.

  127. immafubared says: Sep 9, 2016 6:10 PM

    Luv it. I read the numbers were way down for the innagural game. Bet the lights are on late tonibht at the nfl wondering what the heck to do. Advertisers are probably phoning too

  128. bucsorbust says: Sep 9, 2016 6:11 PM

    I’m sure all those future Air Force fighter pilots wouldn’t like going into their local credit union to see a paper cutout of an NFL player with the caption: “My credit union is fine holding millions of my money while I disgrace the flag you will risk your life to defend.”

    Yeah, that kind of press can hurt business. Future fight pilots deserve social justice too!

  129. alaric411 says: Sep 9, 2016 6:11 PM

    Maybe they should play the national anthem in the middle of the game. While Brandon is sitting the other team can score.

  130. bucsorbust says: Sep 9, 2016 6:12 PM

    Got it. Outrage over the white cops beating up on blacks.

    Where is the same outrage over black gangs raping old women, stealing from common folk, holding up stores, and the like?

    Where is the social justice there?

  131. ee00ee says: Sep 9, 2016 6:16 PM

    imo the best thing the NFL can do is take a stance that while we support your cause we don’t support your RIGHT to not honor the anthem. Then just have any player that doesn’t want to have to honor the country stay in the locker room until it’s over. It’s win win, they don’t have to demean themselves and the tribute to the country isn’t demeaned by their presence.

  132. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Sep 9, 2016 6:42 PM

    Very surprising …. that he had a sponser

  133. bucsorbust says: Sep 9, 2016 6:43 PM

    Brandon should probably stay on his knees….so he can beg his sponsors to forgive his stupidity and take him back.

  134. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 6:48 PM

    “Got it. Outrage over the white cops beating up on blacks.

    Where is the same outrage over black gangs raping old women, stealing from common folk, holding up stores, and the like?”

    Because those people are CRIMINALS. These are COPS, paid to serve and protect us.

    Are you really suggesting that because criminals do bad things that cops can too?

    Great logic bill o reilly.

  135. t50000 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:03 PM

    I’ll be getting my next loan through AAFCU

  136. ihatestephenross says: Sep 9, 2016 7:04 PM

    Oh the poor black young men – getting millions rapping, playing basketball, football and getting jobs ahead of others based on color. Talk about racism in this country ( who is racist ) Where is the W.E.T network, where is WLM ( white lives matter), I don’t think other races sue if there is not enough of the on TV, in commercials. Where is the Asian Rooney rule.

    Get my drift – blacks are spoiled in this country and think they deserve everything .

    Get over it –

    Goodbye NFL

  137. bullogne says: Sep 9, 2016 7:15 PM

    Right or wrong I don’t think Brandon is concerned about losing this endorsement.
    He is employed by the Denver Broncos.

  138. sc464 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:19 PM

    Good job AAFCU!

  139. FinFan68 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:23 PM

    Having the national anthem before football games is just as ridiculous as it would be if we had it before movies in theaters.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Most military installations have a movie theater and before EVERY movie shown the national anthem is played (usually with a video of an American flag waving in the breeze or some military or patriotic montage). It isn’t ridiculous at all to those of us who have served.

  140. jag1959 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:24 PM

    Freedom of expression does not mean freedom from consequence

  141. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 7:25 PM

    “blacks are spoiled in this country and think they deserve everything ”

    Nothing says ignorant like declaring someone else has it easy when you have no way of knowing what their life is like.

    Try being born into a ghetto or single parent home in a crappy school district and see how well you turn out.

    Go away. You’re embarrassing the decent white people and making us all look bad.

  142. fatsolio says: Sep 9, 2016 7:25 PM

    I like how the liberal media and the whining blacks (not all blacks are whiners do don’t assume I am saying that) always ignore the incidents of police shooting or beating up unarmed white people.

    I also like these same people just turning a blind eye to black on black crime which accounts for the majority (85-90%) of violent acts/murders of blacks.

    I’ll make a deal with Brandon though- he can have my so-called white privilege and social justice and I’ll take his 32 million dollar contract and the so-called oppression and injustice he believes he and his peers deal with.

    Hilarious thing is this guy and I could go get arrested for the same thing and he’d be let go while I’d serve jail time. I’m guessing Brandon wouldn’t have a problem with that injustice.

    Hopefully Brandon cries racism for losing this endorsement.

  143. xballhawkx says: Sep 9, 2016 7:28 PM

    I hope this credit union ran this by the lawyer(s) before making the decision to terminate Marshall. According to their “about us” statement “AAFCU is a federally chartered, not-for-profit, and member-owned financial institution. AAFCU is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration, a federal agency”. Since the AAFCU appears to be a federal entity, one could argue they improperly retaliated against an employee, Marshall, for exercising his free of speech/expression. Supreme Court has ruled that public employee speech involving matters of public concern constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment.
    —————–
    Marshall is a contracted employee. As such, and with almost all contracts, there are clauses that allow the company to terminate employment if the contracted employee doesn’t meet specific standards set by the employer (moral, ethical or philosophical) . As AAFCU’s primary customers are affiliated with a military institute any actions they deem detrimental to the relationship of their customer is cause for termination.

  144. ldag4 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:34 PM

    Good move, you couldn’t understand his talking anyway.

  145. shlort says: Sep 9, 2016 7:37 PM

    The entire protest is ridiculous in the first place. It all started with Michael Brown and the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie. Then the President weighs in before any facts are known. It is all based on a lie. Now we have NFL players deciding to not participate in a patriotic gesture because they believe the lie.

    Reality is this. If you study crime statistics in urban areas, it is obvious why police (many of which are black) are prone to scrutinize young black men in these areas. Crime rates are through the roof. Murder, drug dealing, theft, assaults and more. And we think police should look the other way?

    The answer lies within. It is up to those who live in the high crime areas to solve the problem. No problem has ever been solved without addressing the problem. The problem is not the police in this country.

  146. blueagle78 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:38 PM

    whyshouldshaili says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:42 PM

    @NateBoyer37 @Seahawks POS, the players have the right to protest, and I encourage them to do so. How ever, they don’t have the right to do it during NFL sanctioned events. The NFL needs to squash these posers, and do it quickly! If they REALLY cared, these clowns would be out in the community spreading the word, telling kids they can do better, they can get beyond their circumstances….. Disrespecting our country that on the whole is trying to the right thing, we have enacted civil rights legislation and affirmative action laws to give the poor, the immigrants and people of color a leg up. We could and should do more as a country, but what these athletes, who have been treated special all their lives are not smart enough to understand is that making this protest all about themselves they are not helping anything, only inflaming things. Let them use their fame and notoriety the NFL has provided them in constructive, not destructive and devicive way!
    ———————————— I know you thought by writing a paragraph of DELECTION-Jibberish, it would mean something, but, again you FAILED and exposed who you really are. Mission accomplished! How do you know if they’ve been treated special all of their lives?! Is “only inflaming things” code for INFLAMIG the racial-hate inside of you?

  147. demskinsbaby says: Sep 9, 2016 7:51 PM

    “I never thought of these ramifications. I guess BM didn’t either.”
    … Why do you think most guys didn’t follow suit. Dimwit…I’m sure Brandon Marshall knew what the possibilities were but obviously didn’t give a dayum.

  148. rock4eb says: Sep 9, 2016 8:01 PM

    Again to Religionisforidiots: Since Baby Boomers ruined the planet, maybe you should just Chuck your iphone, quit playing “Call of Duty”,which is probably the closest you will ever get to combat and volunteer for that mission to Mars.

  149. nitzie says: Sep 9, 2016 8:02 PM

    snapcracklepopfart says:
    Sep 9, 2016 7:25 PM

    “blacks are spoiled in this country and think they deserve everything ”

    Nothing says ignorant like declaring someone else has it easy when you have no way of knowing what their life is like.

    Try being born into a ghetto or single parent home in a crappy school district and see how well you turn out.

    Go away. You’re embarrassing the decent white people and making us all look bad.

    ————————————-

    Millions of whites in this country live in these circumstances…

  150. whenwilliteverend says: Sep 9, 2016 8:05 PM

    I guess he didn’t see that coming. Guess what idiot…not everyone is going to worship you and listen to every word you say because you’re a dumb football player. Welcome to the real world. In the real world, there are consequences for your actions. He’ll see after he’s done playing football and nobody cares about him anymore.

  151. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 8:08 PM

    “I also like these same people just turning a blind eye to black on black crime which accounts for the majority (85-90%) of violent acts/murders of blacks. ”

    Once again… REAL SLOW…

    STOP COMPARING COPS TO CRIMINALS.

    We expect criminals to kill people. We don’t expect cops to. That’s why there’s more rage when cops do it. We hire them to serve and protect us.

    I can’t simplify it any further than that for you.

  152. 6ball says: Sep 9, 2016 8:10 PM

    .
    Roger Goodell and his pollster, Joe Lockhart have successfully turned the argument imto either you’re a flag burning, cop hating, military loathing individual or a patriot, like Roger Goodell.

    It’s not a clear cut issue, it’s complex.
    .

  153. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 9, 2016 8:11 PM

    The White Privilege is rich in this forum.

    Not surprising, though.

  154. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 9, 2016 8:18 PM

    “Millions of whites in this country live in these circumstances…”

    Minus the banks that won’t loan to them, employers who won’t hire them, cops that pull them over for no reason…

  155. motsuret06 says: Sep 9, 2016 8:19 PM

    This idiot is going to lose more than that by the end of the week for his illegal hits on Cam Newton. Bush League paler and a SA one at that.

  156. skawh says: Sep 9, 2016 8:24 PM

    notjohnfrusciante says:
    Sep 9, 2016 5:28 PM

    Corporations, by definition, are not privately owned entities. But by all means, continue the over the top hyperbole if it makes you feel better.

    Newsflash: Life sucks for the majority of white people too. There isn’t some secret congregation where a bunch of old stale crackers debate the best way to hook up whitey and keep the man down. Please utilize that part of the brain you’ve neglected and acknowledge painting broad strokes over 100s of millions of people by the actions of a few cases spun and broadcasted by the media does not accurately reflect the social climate in the majority of the country.
    ——-
    How’d you like to trade a “sucky” white life for a “sucky” black life having to deal with white hate, the looks, corporate discrimination, police stereotyping because of your skin – Too. Just for starters.

    It’s laughable hearing a non black individual lamenting being “painted with broad strokes” as blacks have been coping with that for CENTURIES.

    Want some cheese with that whine?

  157. gofor2with3pointlead says: Sep 9, 2016 8:26 PM

    I have zero problem with the AAFCU doing what they did or their very respectful statement. How much could that have been worth anyway?

  158. skawh says: Sep 9, 2016 8:30 PM

    ihatestephenross says:
    Sep 9, 2016 7:04 PM

    Get my drift – blacks are spoiled in this country and think they deserve everything .
    ——-
    You mean, after CENTURIES of living in a white privilege society with every privilege you’re unhappy that blacks are allowed a piece of the american pie? Understood.

  159. djscottyb says: Sep 9, 2016 8:36 PM

    Brandon Marshall > Brandon Marshall

  160. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Sep 9, 2016 8:59 PM

    Well, at least this Brandon Marshall has a Super Bowl ring…the (real) Brandon Marshall hasn’t played in a playoff game.

  161. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 9, 2016 9:02 PM

    How’d you like to trade a “sucky” white life for a “sucky” black life having to deal with white hate, the looks, corporate discrimination, police stereotyping because of your skin – Too. Just for starters.

    It’s laughable hearing a non black individual lamenting being “painted with broad strokes” as blacks have been coping with that for CENTURIES.

    Want some cheese with that whine?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You mean things like Black kids with worse grades because they didn’t work as hard as others getting into College because they are black? Or not getting a Loan, because Banks are forced to give loans to less qualified?
    How about Jobs same thing. And before Slavery gets brought up. IT STARTED IN AFRICA! You enslaved your own, You don’t see a mob of White folks Burning up downtown because they don’t get their way..
    COME ON! I have lived in the same neighborhoods, I was raised among ya’ll, I saw the behavior used as an excuse!
    I have been robbed a block from my home on a Friday because a couple guys too lazy to work knew I just cashed MY paycheck… I had a knife to my throat! I watched a Black friend of mine get fired because he didn’t think he got paid enough to go to work, after I stuck my neck out for him…BTW it was the same starting wage I got…… You don’t see pat downs at White clubs looking for guns….
    The game is up! you want treated the same, act the same..

  162. animalkindness says: Sep 9, 2016 9:34 PM

    About a month ago MSNBC carried a story about a white male shot and killed by police during a traffic stop. For a few short hours it was on the news feed, then gone. I went back and looked at some statistics and saw that there have been quite a few white men killed by police but we never see that.

    Go ahead kneel, stand up, shout do what you want, I just don’t want to see it at a game I am going to watch.

    Get your butts out there and do what you are paid to do, then on your own time, do your part to stop the racial inequality, use your own money to help out those you feel are being mistreated.

  163. vbe2 says: Sep 9, 2016 9:37 PM

    I applaud that credit union and if I was out there and eligible, I’d put my money in their Credit Union.

    Bravo!

  164. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 9, 2016 9:44 PM

    xballhawkx says:
    Sep 9, 2016 7:28 PM
    I hope this credit union ran this by the lawyer(s) before making the decision to terminate Marshall. According to their “about us” statement “AAFCU is a federally chartered, not-for-profit, and member-owned financial institution. AAFCU is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration, a federal agency”. Since the AAFCU appears to be a federal entity, one could argue they improperly retaliated against an employee, Marshall, for exercising his free of speech/expression. Supreme Court has ruled that public employee speech involving matters of public concern constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment.
    ———————————————-

    Oh, that’s rich — questioning the motives of an institution that serves a branch of the MILITARY for not approving of someone who decided to disrespect the national anthem.

    Marshall exercised his right of free expression.

    The institution exercised theirs.

    Seems pretty even to me.

    Besides, freedom of speech does NOT mean freedom from any consequences of doing so. That’s the big lesson being missed in all this flap.

  165. stylzinc says: Sep 9, 2016 9:52 PM

    Thanks to Kaep, Now we get to Identify the top of the line racists who will say anything to defend oppression.

  166. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 9, 2016 9:54 PM

    I wish I could bank with this company

  167. vonkaiser2001 says: Sep 9, 2016 10:10 PM

    It’s not about respect or disrespect in any capacity. It’s about being a businessman. And if u aren’t smart enough to make ur bread and butter (i.e. Your earning potential the priority…then lose your endorsements) then lose that income you goddamn dope. I love those whose made the ultimate sacrifice for our country but think the national anthem is silly before a sporting event. This is a business so if you choose to be disrespectful then suffer the financial consequences. That makes you a stupid business man. Plain and simple. This business is all about perception. And that’s the bottom line. All you are doing is taking bread from your own kids mouths by not simply shutting the hell up and being invisible.

  168. whodatnhollywood says: Sep 9, 2016 10:14 PM

    RACISM: It’s a cancer that’s metastasized throughout the body of America for hundreds of years. Not much has changed over the years.

    Only the righteous will be the chemo that heals the land.

    This protest is not about the flag, but it has exposed MASSIVE racism in the most racist country in the history of the world! America. And this coming from a vet who proudly served.

  169. neallday says: Sep 9, 2016 11:05 PM

    lambeaudungbarn says:
    Sep 9, 2016 9:02 PM

    You mean things like Black kids with worse grades because they didn’t work as hard as others getting into College because they are black? Or not getting a Loan, because Banks are forced to give loans to less qualified?
    How about Jobs same thing. And before Slavery gets brought up. IT STARTED IN AFRICA!
    ——————————————————

    Wow I’m sure you’re not a racist…lol. You also need a history lesson about this country and its not so great past. Maybe if this country didnt put its foot on black peoples necks for so long there wouldnt be the programs that you are complaining about.Think about it.

  170. slick50ks says: Sep 9, 2016 11:09 PM

    It’s past time to put these idiots in their place. If you’re going to protest something, make sure it isn’t based on a lie to begin with. It just makes you look really stupid.

  171. onemorethentherest says: Sep 10, 2016 12:30 AM

    As a White person, I’m disgusted that my race is the only race to own other humans….. And as a millennial, I’m patiently waiting for the old rascist Baby Boomers to die off, who tend to forget who raised us.

  172. onemorethentherest says: Sep 10, 2016 12:41 AM

    And take your best shots at my generation…. We’ve got nothing but TIME……

  173. James Hall says: Sep 10, 2016 1:38 AM

    I’d gather some activist and sit right outside the door and protest them. Especially considering this protest has nothing to do with the military. They’ve let the conservative media spin it into something it’s not. The Police are not the military and should never be considered as such! Although lately some have been trying to act like it!!

  174. kingkreg12 says: Sep 10, 2016 2:07 AM

    Guess the majority of the people on this site are ignorant white people scared of change…

  175. tg1896 says: Sep 10, 2016 7:08 AM

    We expect criminals to kill people. We don’t expect cops to. That’s why there’s more rage when cops do it. We hire them to serve and protect us.
    ———————————————
    I don’t agree with the “method” of protests but, I have to admit, this argument is spot-on.

  176. monropoobah says: Sep 10, 2016 7:33 AM

    realitysam says:
    Sep 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    That’s awesome. Don’t people get it yet. Until we focus on right vs. wrong, instead of black vs. white, we will never achieve equality. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a perfect example of a person who gets “it”. His articles focus on equality for all!!! C’mon people. My kids have never questioned the skin color of the kids next door, until they hear “role models” bringing it into question. Don’t bring those old issues into this generation. We only learn what we are taught! There are other ways to help us move forward, but please don’t disrespect the flag.

  177. monropoobah says: Sep 10, 2016 7:40 AM

    realitysam says:
    Sep 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    That’s awesome. Don’t people get it yet. Until we focus on right vs. wrong, instead of black vs. white, we will never achieve equality. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a perfect example of a person who gets “it”. His articles focus on equality for all!!! C’mon people. My kids have never questioned the skin color of the kids next door, until they hear “role models” bringing it into question. Don’t bring those old issues into this generation. We only learn what we are taught! There are other ways to help us move forward, but please don’t disrespect the flag.

    I’m not a fan of disrespecting the flag. But a black person is much more likely to get shot and killed in an interaction with a police officer. That’s a fact. It’s also wrong.
    People SHOULD think about skin color here and to suggest otherwise is just plain dumb. Role models should be aware and outspoken. Sorry but this is not an ‘old issue’. Your viewpoint however may mask another.

  178. mykl954 says: Sep 10, 2016 8:43 AM

    More Blacks have died since 01 in Chicago, mostly by the hands of other Blacks, than all the US fatalities in Afghanistan and Iraq combined during Bush and Obama administrations! Ninety percent of black homicides are committed by perps of their own race.

    Until athletes, politicians and “statesmen” begin acknowledging and protesting this wholesale slaughter of the race, these more sensationalist, emotional protest about isolated incidents by legitimate and rogue law enforcement will nor cannot be perceived as sincere or taken too seriously.

  179. tjdvikes says: Sep 10, 2016 8:57 AM

    When I saw this disrespectful action, I turned off the game. The NFL and sponsors will not get any of my $ or eyeballs if all the participants aren’t standing for the Anthem. All about respect.
    Same will hold true all season, so not sure how much NFL action I will see this season.

  180. witchrunner says: Sep 10, 2016 9:57 AM

    When these anti-American nut cases decide to be consistent in their preachings, then, maybe, they will be entitled to some respect. When they declare that they are no longer accepting payment for participation in the “social injustice” that they are railing against, then it may be time to listen to them. But, while they are still willing to receive the fruits of whatever social injustice this country seems to be bothering them, they are just a bunch of hypocritical blowhards looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

  181. cplwebberusmcblog says: Sep 10, 2016 12:31 PM

    I have a question for those who think the national anthem is racist. Yes, it is true that Francis Scott Key was pro slavery. Does that make the national anthem racist? Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner and the author of the bill of rights. Does that make the bill of rights racist? Most of the men who wrote the constitution were slave owners. Does that make the constitution racist?
    What about the hordes of African tribes who enslaved the members of other conquered African tribes? Are they racist?
    What about rap artists who spew “the n word” while preaching a dogma of violence and lawlessness? Are they racist?
    To me, it’s more an issue of sentiment. Those rap artists aren’t writing those songs from a sentiment of racism, so they’re not racist. While Francis Scott Key was pro slavery the star spangled banner was not written with racist intentions. The removed verse that refers to blacks as slaves and hirelings is written to refer to them as mercinaries to the British army. The definition of a mercenary is a soldier hired to serve a foreign army. So yes, they were mercenaries. Their pay, was their freedom and they would receive said payment for fighting for a foreign government. I have to say, if I were in their position, I would have been a mercenary too. But let’s try to put a bit more thought into the reasons we deem something “racist”.

  182. elvoid says: Sep 10, 2016 1:40 PM

    onemorethentherest says:
    Sep 10, 2016 12:30 AM

    As a White person, I’m disgusted that my race is the only race to own other humans….. And as a millennial, I’m patiently waiting for the old rascist Baby Boomers to die off, who tend to forget who raised us.

    _____________

    Really? The only race to “own other humans” is “white?”

    I think maybe you should rethink that. Or read a book. Or something.

  183. crackinbones says: Sep 10, 2016 5:26 PM

    Can’t we all just get a long neck and watch some football?

  184. beavwarius says: Sep 10, 2016 5:47 PM

    just as the credit union will distance themselves from Marshall, others will distance themselves from said credit union. as Americans we all have the right to show our pleasure, or displeasure with our currency.

  185. upyoursnfu says: Sep 10, 2016 9:19 PM

    LOL!

  186. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 11, 2016 12:56 PM

    onemorethentherest says:
    Sep 10, 2016 12:30 AM
    As a White person, I’m disgusted that my race is the only race to own other humans….. And as a millennial, I’m patiently waiting for the old rascist Baby Boomers to die off, who tend to forget who raised us.
    ————————————————-

    Any wonder your generation is thought of as a bunch of uninformed fools too busy staring at their phones to look up and see what’s going on in the world?

    Much needed lesson #1: “Baby Boomers” actually comprise the hippies and other countercultural types who marched and campaigned for civil rights and equality. It’s BECAUSE of them to a large degree that we’ve had the changes we’ve had. The “old racists” would be the generations before them (think Archie Bunker, google him if you need to.)

    Much needed lesson #2: “Whites the only race to have owned slaves?” Oh, lordie. The Mongols gathered slaves, the ancient Persians gathered slaves, and fun fact: African chiefs supplied slaves to the Europeans for use in the new world. Yes, whites did engage in slavery, but were hardly the only race to ever do so. (Slavery was around long before they ever thought of the idea.)

    Maybe you should reserve your “disgust” for your painfully tech-dependent undereducated generation. Do yourself a favor — use your smart phone to do some badly-needed research on this topic.

  187. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 11, 2016 12:59 PM

    p.s. It’s a shame you’ve so obviously fallen for modern society’s white-guilt game.

  188. putaindepoesie says: Sep 11, 2016 8:19 PM

    Wow. So many triggered patriots. Do you guys need a safe space so you don’t have to see him kneeling???….hahaha bunch of triggered ‘patriots’. You’re whats wrong with this country.

    Your values of unquestioning obedience are what WW2 vets died trying to defeat, what irony. You guy’s are worse than Pavlovs’ dog.

  189. mark888p says: Sep 11, 2016 9:53 PM

    If u don’t want to stand up for the flag and respect ur country then get the hell out of our country, go to north korea then u would know how good u have it.

  190. a2bailey says: Sep 12, 2016 12:45 AM

    Brandon Marshall loses an endorsement for a peaceful protest, YET Ryan Lochte goes to Brazil, embarrasses his country and gets rewarded with a Dancing With The Stars spot. Who says being white doesn’t have it privileges??

  191. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 12, 2016 11:14 AM

    jwcarlson says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:42 PM
    I hope every one of you was standing silently at attention in your living rooms last night when the anthem was being played. And I hope you do the same everytime you see a bald eagle when you’re out and about. You must pause and reflect what this symbol of our great nation means.

    Both parties here are free to do as they please, which is really what the ‘flag’ is about. Anyone getting bent out of shape because someone isn’t worshiping a symbol of the state needs to think what’s really going on with these types of things.

    It’s a piece of cloth, folks… and the government knows if they throw it up in front of the masses it invokes certain behaviors and emotions… which is exactly what they want.

    It’s not about a piece of cloth, it’s about what it and their protest represent. One represents a nation’s pride, unity and respect for those who paid the ultimate price, the other is a trendy, facebooky faux outrage.

    They have the right to free speech but I can’t find the part in the constitution that says anyone has to agree. Otherwise you folks protesting must honor opposing views as well. Funny how that works.

  192. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 12, 2016 11:22 AM

    onemorethentherest says:
    Sep 10, 2016 12:30 AM
    As a White person, I’m disgusted that my race is the only race to own other humans….. And as a millennial, I’m patiently waiting for the old rascist Baby Boomers to die off, who tend to forget who raised us

    As a white person I’m saddened that you have no capacity for rational independent thought.

  193. troylok says: Sep 12, 2016 11:24 AM

    Okay, so they are kneeling to protest social injustice. Why wasn’t someone kneeling to protest terrorism? Why wasn’t someone kneeling to protest corporate greed? Why wasn’t someone kneeling to protest waterboarding?

    Not to make light of any of those things, but just saying that if kneeling during the national anthem is a socially acceptable means of protest, then why isn’t everyone finding a cause and kneeling for it?

    The answer is, the national anthem is a sign of respect to our country, our soldiers and our nation’s ideals. If you want to protest, go get a sign and picket the capital. Oh, wait a minute – that would be too much effort for you protest-of-the-day pampered football players.

  194. larryodavid says: Sep 13, 2016 4:02 PM

    Does anyone remember any NFL player standing for the national anthem before, say, 2009? No? Why’s that? Were they all protesting?

    No, they were all under the stadium sitting at their lockers during pregame. Were they all unpatriotic meat-heads?

    No. Turns out the NFL was paid (using tax dollars) by the US Military to alter their pregame ritual. Maybe the good that comes out of this will include returning that money to the government.

  195. painsyndicate says: Sep 14, 2016 11:38 AM

    New headline: AAFCU takes a BM on BM.

  196. ti317 says: Sep 14, 2016 6:26 PM

    The NFL TV ratings are down 10 or 11% this past weekend. If this trend continues, watch them snuff this garbage out.

    It is their RIGHT to protest but is it RIGHT to protest? Is the “war on black men” based on fact or is it based on lies and over generalizations?

    Are there unjustified shootings of black and white people by the police? Certainly but they are not as prevalent as the race-baiters would like us to think.

    Lastly, when did it become so acceptable to disrespect our flag, country and anthem? What sort of unity does it promote when we can’t even do one thing together?

  197. igocommando says: Sep 15, 2016 9:18 AM

    whooligun says:
    Sep 9, 2016 4:37 PM

    “his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership”

    Standing up for what he believes in a country that is built on freedom of speech?
    ————-
    That’s exactly the problem, he didn’t stand.

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