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Eagles planning anthem demonstration on Monday night

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after being called for a pass interference in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Getty Images

The first Sunday of the regular season coincided with the 15th anniversary of 9/11. And while there were still some demonstrations from NFL players during the national anthem, at least one team refrained on that day — but won’t in Week Two.

“Everybody wants to be a part of it and I feel like it’s no different on our team,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told Glen Macnow of WIP in Philadelphia on Friday, via CSNPhilly.com. “We got guys, especially myself, who feel very strongly about the topic. Last week, we talked about doing some stuff, but we wanted to make sure we didn’t do anything to take away from the folks, the families, that suffered from 9-11. We didn’t want to mess with that day, so we left last week alone. But moving forward, I’m sure there will be guys that will probably join in.”

Jenkins said he possibly will be one of the players who participate in the demonstration.

“For me, it has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem in itself,” Jenkins said. “Really, it’s just to continue to push for the conversation about social injustice. And that’s a range of things from police brutality to wages and job opportunities to education. It’s just a lot of things systematically that have been set up in this country, since its inception that really put minorities, especially African-Americans, at a disadvantage, when you’re talking about quality of life and actually growing in this country.

“So we want to continue to keep that conversation going and push it to as many people as we can. Obviously, while also doing our part in bringing forth change. And I think, obviously, this has been a hot topic and the more players that join in, the further this conversation goes. And I think after the initial shock of what happened and once everybody started to listen to what [Colin Kaepernick’s] message was, it’s become a really good conversation that’s going on nationwide. I think every player has an opinion and definitely wants to share, use their stage to do better.”

Jenkins said that coach Doug Pederson is aware of the plan, and that he is “OK” with it.

“He understands that we have the right to express our feelings and use our voices in whatever way we want to,” Jenkins said. “But he definitely wanted that open discussion. With him, he’s not shocked by anything. Although we chose not to do something last week, we’re on the same page.”

It’s only been 22 days since Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the anthem was first noticed, and the phenomenon of sitting or kneeling or raising a fist has spread consistently in the two sets of NFL games played since then. For the most part, management (league office, owners, coaches) have supported the players’ rights to use the anthem as a platform for making a statement, although Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has called the displays “very disappointing.”

Commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments on the subject tied the decision to stand to patriotism — an implication that anything other than standing at attention isn’t patriotic. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has taken issue with the notion that anthem demonstrations are not patriotic, as has Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall.

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218 Responses to “Eagles planning anthem demonstration on Monday night”
  1. lsxsx says: Sep 17, 2016 9:01 AM

    8 years of “Hope and Change” and here we are at this.

  2. ezpkns34 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:02 AM

    Oh, I’m sure there will be some riveting comments posted here about the importance of ongoing dialogue in this country about race relations juxtaposed against a landscape of what it truly means to be patriotic verse falling into a trap of nationalism…..or just people telling this guy to leave the country

  3. JSpicoli says: Sep 17, 2016 9:03 AM

    I’m about done with the NFL, and I’m not alone. This will not end well for the NFL and its status in America.

  4. therealraider says: Sep 17, 2016 9:04 AM

    And the NFL ratings dip continues.

  5. derekgorgonstar says: Sep 17, 2016 9:07 AM

    #nflboycott

  6. normthegreycat says: Sep 17, 2016 9:09 AM

    Sorry but I watch football to get away from all the problems we have in our country for a few hours. I don’t need a bunch of spoiled rich guys to hit me over the head with this stuff all the time. I know about all the problems we have. All this is going to do for me is turn me off from watching football.

  7. citpyrc says: Sep 17, 2016 9:10 AM

    These guys just don’t get it. The only topic they are bringing to the forefront is their right to protest. People are only talking about disgracing the flag or the right to kneel during the anthem. I don’t hear anyone saying or doing anything about social change.

  8. freedomofspeechyesway says: Sep 17, 2016 9:12 AM

    In 1973, 75% of African American children were born into wedlock. Today, that number is below 25%. You want to talk about income, housing, geographical placement and opportunity? Start there. Or don’t and keep being confused as to how we got here.

  9. romosmicrodongs says: Sep 17, 2016 9:12 AM

    2-14

  10. lukejones says: Sep 17, 2016 9:13 AM

    Wow Florio you have to be loving this! You get to relive the 60’s.

    Keep fanning the flames of discontent and pumping out these social injustice stories.

    That’s exactly what your readers want.

    0/10

  11. sorosbolshevism says: Sep 17, 2016 9:15 AM

    Disrespectful idiots!

  12. nffreakinl says: Sep 17, 2016 9:16 AM

    They should stand up and against the black on black crime. Last time I checked that was more of a problem than the career criminals that get shot by officers. Guess what? I’m not getting shot at cause I don’t put myself in a position to be shot at.

    Ps….I’m black.

  13. corchamp says: Sep 17, 2016 9:17 AM

    NOT playing would make a much bigger statement. Put your money where your mouth is.

  14. sportsmediasameasnewsmedia says: Sep 17, 2016 9:17 AM

    It would be nice if some of these athletes understood that your “social injustice” starts in the home. Maintain a strong family so kids aren’t on the street getting into trouble…it’s not that hard, except you have to have a father and mother who care about someone other than themselves.

    Just because you were born into a crappy situation, doesn’t mean you are oppressed. Show me any person of any color, gender, age, sexual preference that works hard, and you find that they are not oppressed.

  15. cross300 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:18 AM

    I wish the networks wouldn’t show this juvenile nonsense anymore. This is turning into fiasco.

  16. bobleblah says: Sep 17, 2016 9:18 AM

    Revolution!

  17. lsuzilla says: Sep 17, 2016 9:19 AM

    Ice Bucket Challenge of 2016. It’ll be over soon.

  18. jrossizzle says: Sep 17, 2016 9:19 AM

    I have been one of these Goodell bashers but not controlling this issue will turn off viewers, then sponsors.

  19. liverpoolred04 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:20 AM

    If a football player takes a knee on the sideline during the National Anthem, but no cameras are around and no articles are to be written, did he ever take a knee?

  20. funshipm174 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:20 AM

    It just amazes me that the players and teams that are the ones carrying out this “demonstrations” are the same people and teams that are irrelevant in their divisions and positions.

    Do they need attention that bad?

  21. curmudgeon13 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:21 AM

    Brilliant! TV contract coming up, driven by ad revenue. Let’s bite the hand that feeds. The hog is now ready for slaughter…..

  22. ipskipskyblue says: Sep 17, 2016 9:22 AM

    Just curious, what has changed? A black person or minority can go to any school they are zoned for. The fact is, as a teacher at one of these schools that is mostly black and minority, the parents don’t care. Nobody shows up for back to school night, nobody returns forms, the kids eat crap and then they go out and fight or kill each other.

    Yes there are some who take advantage of the opportunity they have and go yo college and have careers but look at most of these players who didn’t take advantage of the opportunity for an education, instead they leave school with a degree they don’t know what to do with or they they leave school without a degree and after they burn through their money they have nothing to fall back on.

    Want to see what taking advantage of an education looks like? Look at D Smith, look at Allan Page, looks the President.

    You can’t blame others for not willing to put in the effort.

  23. evrybdyhas1 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:22 AM

    Put your money where your mouth or demonstration is.

  24. usitait says: Sep 17, 2016 9:23 AM

    Hey NFL players tired of police actions? Quit your million dollar job and become a cop for around 35,000 a year. And remember to keep your cool at 2am when your responding to a shooting in an abandoned building or when a domestic violence incident when both the man and woman attack you

  25. norseyapper says: Sep 17, 2016 9:25 AM

    Other than PFT and other media types getting their undies in a bunch over this and making it an ongoing “big story” what is this accomplishing? Are these demonstrations going to bring about any change? Very unlikely. Are they going to cause serious dialogue between those who are actually involved. Very unlikely. Would it be far more effective if these athletes found the courage and took the time to really discover what the police are facing? Absolutely. Would it be far more effective if these athletes found the courage and took the time to go into the war torn neighborhoods where violence has become a way of life and talk to young people as well as community leaders? It would sure be a good start.

    One thing is for sure, sitting during the national anthem has already become cliche and is accomplishing nothing of value.

  26. poguemahonepft says: Sep 17, 2016 9:27 AM

    Y’know what? I love my team – but I love my country MORE – I say to HELL with the nfl – I’m done – it’s not the game I grew up watching anyway…too bad enough others don’t feel that way any longer or this crap would not have even happened…so long, boys…

  27. randomguy9999 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:30 AM

    “Obviously, while also doing our part in bringing forth change. And I think, obviously, this has been a hot topic and the more players that join in, the further this conversation goes”

    ————————————————————-

    none of these jokers are doing anything to initiate change

    the more players that join in, the hotter the topic gets, and the more attention is focused on the act itself and the primma donna nature of it rather than the real problem

    they are hurting the issue they so desperately want to change by continuing to focus on the wrong actions….

    not one thing is happening about social injustice …. but plenty of people are angry at the completely disrespectful nature of what they are doing

  28. bucsorbust says: Sep 17, 2016 9:30 AM

    I like players a lot better when they play football on my ticket dime and be social activists on their own time, just like the rest of us who work have to.

  29. razzlejag says: Sep 17, 2016 9:31 AM

    I will also demonstrate my displeasure with the players and not renew my 8 (over $9000) season tickets next year.

    Time to buy a boat and go back to fishing and relaxing.

  30. heavyjumbo says: Sep 17, 2016 9:31 AM

    How many of these outraged commenters stand for the National Anthem when they are at home on their couch? Seriously?

  31. hellonewman47 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:31 AM

    Again, I have to ask how this is changing anything. If you want change then people should go to their politicians and demand it, cause quite frankly this isnt going to do a damn thing.

    Go protest outside of the police station, outside of your politicians office, go down to DC and protest in front of Congress.

    Kneeling for the national anthem wont change anything.

  32. biist says: Sep 17, 2016 9:32 AM

    Ill-behaved actors deciding to change the lines of the play to meet their own ‘motivation’. If these actors are not careful, the play will be performing to an empty theater.

  33. jagsfan1 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:33 AM

    Whatever Iggs….good luck on your way to 6-10

  34. dickshotdogs says: Sep 17, 2016 9:33 AM

    No, “everybody” doesn’t want to be a part of it. Now, get lost.

  35. doggeatdogg says: Sep 17, 2016 9:33 AM

    They are tiresome. Perhaps the public should organize and stay home on a selected Sunday across the league. The NFL has options too. 1. Keep all the players in the locker room until after the anthem. 2. Stop playing the anthem and just parade the flag and post. I’do rather go that route than watch those idiots disrespect an entire nation for the bad actions of a few. More interesting is what they will do next once the attention has been taken away from them. Maybe gore a goat in the middle of the field or something.

  36. nffreakinl says: Sep 17, 2016 9:39 AM

    The announcers should just say “Would you all please stand, sit, or kneel for the National Anthem”…..hahaha that would confuse the players.

  37. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:39 AM

    I see a lot of people living in bubbles making angry comments about the players exercising their right to free speech.

    First, suppressing free speech is what dictators do, not what is supposed to happen in the US.

    Second, if you can’t see that police abuse of power is widespread and effects not only black but white, Hispanic, Asian and everybody else you have blinders on.

    There are still plenty of good cops but its clear there are a lot of abusive ones too. If we can’t even discuss the issue what future does this country have?

    Are you all so selfish you can’t recognize the inequalities in this country and see that it is driven by corporate and political greed?

  38. pologroundsvet says: Sep 17, 2016 9:45 AM

    Protest, comment or whatever as you please. Just do it on your own time. I pay to watch football; not a political rally.

  39. mazenblue says: Sep 17, 2016 9:46 AM

    IM NOT WATCHING THE LIONS TOMORROW. sorry for yelling but I a protesting, they need to hear me from back here at the road

  40. balaspackfan says: Sep 17, 2016 9:48 AM

    I’ve changed my stance. Let’s have the “conversation”, but it won’t be the one the protestors think it is. Continually new cultures have found a way to succeed in America while certain cultures don’t take advantage of the resources and then blame other people for their problems and ask for an additional hand out. When successful cultures point this out they are labeled with the stigma of being racist. The current protestors are taking the easy way out. They likely spend little time and money to reinvest in their communities but now think taking a knee for one minute a week will make the difference. The motto of “its everybody else’s fault” gets you nowhere. If you have not made something of yourself in this country then you might spend time looking in the mirror rather than watching NFL players spend 16 minutes a year convincing you that you are a victim.

  41. ace8842 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:48 AM

    Football is one of the few neutral areas in life where people of all races, faiths, backgrounds, and incomes come together in unity to root for one team. People who would never be in the same groups become brothers and sisters at the game. Progressives make everything political,whether it be music, comedy, restaurant choices, and now, they have infected sports. I already know people who won’t watch the NFL because of these boycotts by spoiled brats. Actions make change, not opinions. This feels like a stunt in a political year and no one will be protesting anthems in 2017. Like Jason Whitlock says, this is more of a fad and does nothing to unify anyone.

  42. trainwrecksryan says: Sep 17, 2016 9:55 AM

    Kinda late to the party aren’t you, Philly? We’ve all moved on to pointing and laughing at the Bills. What’s next, you decide to do the Ice Bucket Challenge?

  43. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:56 AM

    The game is being played at SOLDIER FIELD on Monday night. Show some class and respect. It’s was named in honor of those who lost their lives in WW1.

    Those young men did not have the CHOICE of fighting but they did to preserve the freedoms that this country still enjoys to this day.

  44. badmude says: Sep 17, 2016 9:58 AM

    Just another example of the media fanning the flames of controversy. Just go back to the NFL NOT showing the National Anthem on tv like every previous years.
    Maybe watch the new episode of South Park and how they mock all this “look at me” protesting and how ridiculous it really is.

  45. tomtravis76 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:00 AM

    There is nothing wrong with wanting to bring a spotlight o issues that concern you, but it takes more than just protesting the anthem. Nobody actually cares what anyone does during the anthem, it’s a personal choice. In Maryland fans yell O during the anthem, have been for decades, it’s a tradition but surely could be seen as disrespectful to the now front of the line flag wavers. It’s not going to stop,so I guess every fan in Maryland hates our Military.

    There are issues in this country. Is it mind boggling that in predominantly black communities that violence is accepted.Who is raised that way to think a life can be taken over turf? The gangs should be classified as terrorists, it is no different than what we see from foreign groups terrorizing communities. Educate, provide opportunity and dignity and get rid of gangs.

    Change our standards for obtaining a badge in this country. We need our police to have served in our Military for a minimum of 4 years. Too many uneducated people are carrying and abusing badges. That problem needs to be fixed. Citizens should not be concerned that an uneducated under trained officer is going to get scared around them and take their life. Officers should be trusted to always do the right thing by protecting and serving. Setting the examples in the community.

  46. jkossrt says: Sep 17, 2016 10:01 AM

    Demonstrating and demanding change isn’t going to change anything. Change will happen when the “oppressed” minorities realize that they have the same opportunity as anyone else. And it doesn’t come from robbing banks, doing drugs or joining gangs.
    They all can go to school (granted they may not all be the best schools) and get an education. That is the key to raising your standard of living. Working hard is another key. I know a lot of people (all races) that have come from disadvantaged situations. Those that worked hard, educated themselves and respected others generally succeeded. While those that didn’t have the drive generally didn’t make anything of their lives.
    It all starts in the home not on a knee in a football stadium.

  47. jackdaniels1 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:03 AM

    Hilarious. Yet plenty of these clowns have multiple “baby mommas” and kids they never see & try to stiff on child support, not to mention the players who think it’s OK to slap around their girlfriends but they want “justice”? Hey dummies, you’re part of the problem!!! Look in the mirror. I’ll be ‘taking a knee’ for this one…again. Can’t wait to see the MNF ratings

  48. bostonisthebestandyouallsukk says: Sep 17, 2016 10:03 AM

    Belichick would never allow something like this on his team. You’d be gone.

  49. ud1hens says: Sep 17, 2016 10:05 AM

    Maybe the Eagles players should also conduct a demonstration where last night, two Philly cops were ambushed and shot in their cars while patrolling West Philly. The shooter went on to shoot a handful of other people, killing one, and another individual is in critical condition. Maybe Jenkins and company can volunteer on the police force in West Philly to see all the injustice firsthand. Yeah, didn’t think so. Btw, lifelong Eagles fan here.

  50. jackdaniels1 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:06 AM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:39 AM

    Are you all so selfish you can’t recognize the inequalities in this country and see that it is driven by corporate and political greed?
    _______________________________
    Evidently we have welfare recipients posting here….and some of them can read too!

  51. purehyped says: Sep 17, 2016 10:06 AM

    Is it just my imagination or did the Networks start showing the singing of the National Anthem before every game (like they used to) about the time all these protests started happening?

  52. bonitalocal says: Sep 17, 2016 10:09 AM

    I am all for our Freedom of Speech rights.
    I try to understand the frustration that lives between Blacks and Whites in this country.
    The Black Lives Matter movement had the ear of the country for a moment, but now it is turning more people off with finger-pointing, blaming, and refusal to acknowledge good people, and good cops, working towards racial equality in our country. A country whose laws are all written to provide equality for all people.

    Is it perfect….nope.
    But it is certainly heading in the right direction.

    These are simply my 2 cents, from the perspective of a middle-aged white man. There is a lot that I don’t know. There are a lot of frustrations that I have not had to deal with because I am white.
    All that I know for sure, is how the “Anthem Protesters” make me feel, personally.
    It feels to me, like a cheap way to divide people further.
    I see people that have a platform, and financial means to do good things in the community, but instead, they only complain.
    Celebrate our Country. Celebrate the possibilities that the laws of our Country provide.
    I feel that if these players stood tall for the Anthem, and coupled that with positive actions, and sensible protests to further their goals….I would be far more likely to feel sympathetic.
    That’s just me though. I’ve been wrong before.

  53. abninf says: Sep 17, 2016 10:11 AM

    chicagosportsfan11 says:

    The game is being played at SOLDIER FIELD on Monday night. Show some class and respect. It’s was named in honor of those who lost their lives in WW1.

    Those young men did not have the CHOICE of fighting but they did to preserve the freedoms that this country still enjoys to this day.
    ======================================

    The leftists despise the military. But of course they never say anything to my face.

  54. Bo Darville says: Sep 17, 2016 10:11 AM

    “For me, it has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem in itself,” Jenkins said.

    Then why protest the country, the flag, and the anthem?

  55. Fred says: Sep 17, 2016 10:11 AM

    Is anyone going to protest the far more common black on black violent crimes? I know doing something about that would require more effort than kneeling and blaming others, but it would do a lot more good.

  56. censoredagain says: Sep 17, 2016 10:18 AM

    Save the fake outrage and “protests” for your own time, morons. Why these guys feel that they should do this while they’re on the clock, so to speak, is pathetic.

    Play the game that you’re being paid millions to play, and “protest” on your own damn time. Everyone knows that none of you truly give a damn about any of it anyway.

  57. immafubared says: Sep 17, 2016 10:19 AM

    Why dont all you gus just drop the game practice et al and go out to the communities you so love and hold hands, donate your checks, pick up trash, be good samaritans. The NFL will understand when none of you show up for the game. Because the fans are there to see one thing: FOOTBALL

  58. abqhawk says: Sep 17, 2016 10:21 AM

    One way to get around this demonstration BS that is accomplishing nothing is to not turn on the game until about 2-3 minutes AFTER the scheduled start time, then you get to watch it w/o the “oppressed” angle.

  59. pastabelly says: Sep 17, 2016 10:21 AM

    I really hope we all stop paying attention to this. Let the do what they want without publicity. It will get to a point where people don’t care about a bunch of millionaires who worship the all american dollar just trying to bring attention themselves to make them feel better about realizing their american dream. If they want to do this during the offseason and volunteer in their communities, they I’ll care a bit more about them.

  60. pastabelly says: Sep 17, 2016 10:23 AM

    bostonisthebestandyouallsukk says:
    Sep 17, 2016 10:03 AM
    Belichick would never allow something like this on his team. You’d be gone.
    =================================
    Two Patriots demonstrated last Sunday night. Both will be playing tomorrow against Miami.

  61. rock4eb says: Sep 17, 2016 10:24 AM

    Comparing a public action like Kap’s refusal to stand and what one does at home makes no sense. We will see what the Eagles do after the police officer ambush there today.

  62. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:24 AM

    “Evidently we have welfare recipients posting here….and some of them can read too!”

    I manage one company full time and tour internationally doing the lighting for a well established musical artist. I average about 80 hours a week work so your ignorant assumption about me is 100% wrong.

    Unlike you I see the injustice all over this country, and the sheep like you who blindly wave the flag and demand people don’t exercise their right to free speech unless its something you agree with.

  63. billsfan says: Sep 17, 2016 10:25 AM

    nffreakinl:
    They should stand up and against the black on black crime. Last time I checked that was more of a problem than the career criminals that get shot by officers. Guess what? I’m not getting shot at cause I don’t put myself in a position to be shot at.

    Ps….I’m black.
    ___________________________________

    Boom! There it is. You hit the nail on the head! Black lives should matter to Black people, too. No one talks about that. Doesn’t seem
    Great comment!

  64. ramfanmatt says: Sep 17, 2016 10:27 AM

    Why don’t these athletes go into these communities and help instead of just demonstrating. What they are doing is furthering the divide. That’s not what we need.

  65. bodybag91 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:31 AM

    Wanna make a difference Malcolm. Reach out to the communities in Chicago while your there. Start with Riverdale and if your still alive move on to some of the other unfortunate areas.

  66. gmen5280 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:31 AM

    What happened to the good old hunger strike to show your displeasure of something.

    These players should put their money where their mouth is and just sit out games till they get the result they want.
    Now that would be a statement, giving up millions in game checks every week for a cause. 0% that ever happens.

  67. unkleruckus says: Sep 17, 2016 10:37 AM

    JSpicoli says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:03 AM
    I’m about done with the NFL, and I’m not alone. This will not end well for the NFL and its status in America.
    ——————–
    lol!!! Let’s see how popular the NFL is in the next few years after you and the rest of the non-season ticket buying nobodies are “done” with the NFL. Talk about feeling self important.

  68. war27 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:38 AM

    abninf says:
    Sep 17, 2016 10:11 AM

    The leftists despise the military. But of course they never say anything to my face.

    ————————

    Get over yourself.

  69. mrhoban says: Sep 17, 2016 10:38 AM

    Just stop. None of you are going to stop watching football. Sorry if what they have to say makes you uncomfortable. Aren’t you the same ones saying Americans are too soft and easily offended?! Its the truth. Accept it.

  70. fmckenney says: Sep 17, 2016 10:38 AM

    The fans of football don’t deserve to be held captive to these mens demonstration…if they feel so strongly about it then all of them should get together and have a massive demonstration off season. The rest of us are going to demonstrate against gang violence, athletes having multiple children with multiple mothers, the continued destruction of the innercity communities etc. And we’d like all the players who took a knee be required to attend our demonstration so they get an idea of what it feels like when the shoe is on the other foot.

  71. mdmahoney88 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:40 AM

    If you are so offended about a 15 second protest at the beginning of a football game to the point where you won’t watch the NFL anymore, then that’s a you problem, not a protest problem.

    You want to talk the talk? Then fine, walk the walk. Don’t watch the NFL anymore. See how long you last. If you really think this is going to lead to a boycott of the NFL and a massive ratings dip, then you’re more out of touch with the obsession this country has with football than I realized.

  72. frenzy95 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:45 AM

    Here’s an idea, don’t report on these things. When the anthem is being played only show the person singing or playing it. Don’t show the crowd, the players or coaches. Stop giving this attention and “issue” is solved.

  73. redclaw1314 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:45 AM

    philly cop-hater ambushes philly police woman–are the eagles players going to protest that?

  74. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 17, 2016 10:47 AM

    All you baby boomers who are just so “outraged” at these young men demonstrating have absolutely no idea why the anthem even exists in the first place or what it stood for.

    Laughable.

  75. unkleruckus says: Sep 17, 2016 10:49 AM

    Hey NFL players tired of police actions? Quit your million dollar job and become a cop for around 35,000 a year. And remember to keep your cool at 2am when your responding to a shooting in an abandoned building or when a domestic violence incident when both the man and woman attack you
    ————————

    Hey, anonymous internet tough guy, tired of players protesting? Workout year round, watch what you eat, then try to make a tackle when a RB that runs 4.5 and weighs 230 comes at you. See how that works?

  76. nyking1963 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:51 AM

    Malcolm, you want respect, start putting your Money where your mouth is.
    When I see you donating your game checks to “the cause” I’ll have more respect for you and your brethren . Until then, shut your mouth, stand and respect the anthem and this country that allows fools like you to get rich playing a kids game.
    I’m just so sick of these phonies. Perhaps if the media didn’t show it and talk about it, they would go away.
    What has happened to this country?

  77. sopadegato says: Sep 17, 2016 10:52 AM

    “Look at me! Look at me! Buy my jersey, too! I’m a cool, totally original rebel!”

  78. brianh992 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:54 AM

    Ghetto rats

  79. bishoplanky says: Sep 17, 2016 10:57 AM

    And…to think how much I disliked the Eagles before this….it’s reached new lvls now.

  80. immafubared says: Sep 17, 2016 11:02 AM

    Ya the NFLPA and the NFL should amend all contracts to take 10% of all money from these people and donate it to inner city programs. They will then feel good about themselves knowing they are putting their money where their big mouths are

  81. ayub04 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:04 AM

    lsxsx says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:01 AM
    “8 years of “Hope and Change” and here we are at this”.

    150 plus years of Presidents who were White and male and here we are at this.

  82. backintheday99 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:04 AM

    Two days after a black man shoots a black female cop 8 times and kills a black woman (amongst other vicitms).

    PROTEST THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. snakeplizkn says: Sep 17, 2016 11:05 AM

    If there is anyone that can present an objective view of social injustice it’s those that have been given free college educations and are in the top 1% of income earners. FIGHT THE POWER, Y’ALL!!!

  84. donterrelli says: Sep 17, 2016 11:07 AM

    “social injustice”? Say the millionaire black men who went to college mostly for free.

  85. bleedgreenphilly says: Sep 17, 2016 11:07 AM

    ramfanmatt says:
    Sep 17, 2016 10:27 AM
    Why don’t these athletes go into these communities and help instead of just demonstrating. What they are doing is furthering the divide. That’s not what we need.

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    Well in the case of Malcolm Jenkins, he does. He already works with the Philly police in regards to community relations. I still don’t agree with anthem demonstrations but you can’t criticize the hands-on work he has actually done. Him and Barwin are heavily involved in the Philly community.

  86. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:09 AM

    “The fans of football don’t deserve to be held captive to these mens demonstration…”

    Held “captive” ?

    I doubt you even bother watching the national anthem when its aired and are probably in the kitchen getting your snacks or in the bathroom.

    If you somehow thing that a few seconds long protest holds you “captive” I think you need to look up the meaning of the word.

  87. kegowhisky says: Sep 17, 2016 11:13 AM

    The more I hear, the more disappointed I get with these athletes. They’re desecrating a symbol of our great country and the great patriots who fought to keep it free. Why? Because it’s convenient and easy, and they can do it without going out of their way at all because they’re already in the stadium. They can do this, maybe throw away some of their excess shekels, and pretend they’re doing something for social change or police brutality. Even the cause is getting muddy and hard to discern. If you really want to improve this country, spend your time mentoring today’s youth, educate them, teach them right from wrong, and make them more able to foster a better tomorrow. The flag and anthem did not cause these problems. If you can’t respect them, at least leave them out of your ire.

  88. heavenow1 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:17 AM

    All of a sudden, the national anthem gets shown on TV before kickoff.

    (There’s no narrative or agenda here, folks.).

  89. thetwilightsown says: Sep 17, 2016 11:18 AM

    mdmahoney88 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 10:40 AM
    If you are so offended about a 15 second protest at the beginning of a football game to the point where you won’t watch the NFL anymore, then that’s a you problem, not a protest problem.

    You want to talk the talk? Then fine, walk the walk. Don’t watch the NFL anymore. See how long you last. If you really think this is going to lead to a boycott of the NFL and a massive ratings dip, then you’re more out of touch with the obsession this country has with football than I realized.
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    It’s no use Mahoney. Half the commenters on this post are still trying to sort out the latest Trump gaffe (does it really matter which one?) and come to terms with the dilemma of actually protesting 15 seconds of a football game by not watching the other 3 hours of one.
    Stop this silly logic and get back to emotional, reactionary nationalism.

  90. FinFan68 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:24 AM

    To those, like me, who feel insulted at their form of “protest”, complaining about it on a football site means little and accomplishes nothing. These players are doing this because they get spotlighted on national TV. If the players really want change there are much better options. If you want to change this trend of LAME (look at me everybody) demonstrations then complain to the networks and sponsors. When they start to feel their profits may be in jeopardy, they will stop zooming in on the players and not show them on TV and might even address it with the league. The league may actually do something about it but even if they dont, the players will likely stop because they won’t get the attention they want.

  91. whatjusthapped says: Sep 17, 2016 11:25 AM

    The guy is delusional at best. Just divide everything you do into two categories, either your actions are part of the solution or its not, and if its not, you might actually be part of the problem.

    Now ask yourself if taking a knee on Monday night is being part of the solution?

    Now if the Eagles should go on to lose the game, what sort of questions are going to be asked? His play on the field or the charade on the sideline?

  92. smedley61 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:26 AM

    Guess I’ll be watching something else on Monday night.

  93. pantherpro says: Sep 17, 2016 11:26 AM

    You go Philly! Another reason that Jerry Jones is a moron. Do you think he is a Trump supporter?

    Go Niners ( Home of Kap)

  94. hbudgess says: Sep 17, 2016 11:27 AM

    Man,I have watched football all my life and am a season ticket holder many years having been to 107 games. I am proud of that, however I’m not proud of these events! This will not end well for fans, players, owners and the NFL league.

  95. packsupersoldier says: Sep 17, 2016 11:27 AM

    Hope to see the ratings drop – again.

    BTW, if I were [b]actually at the freaking game[/b], I’d stand and put my hand over my heart during the anthem.

  96. REDSKINSFOREVER says: Sep 17, 2016 11:28 AM

    Who is going to stand up for the W. Philly police officers that were shot 8 times yesterday? These athleates need to get a clue, take the blinders off and look at the real problem.

  97. smedley61 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:32 AM

    What I find humorous in this is, I swear, when I hear pro athletes say what degree program they were in in college, Criminology is one that comes up a lot.

  98. tonebones says: Sep 17, 2016 11:34 AM

    Philadelphia was ground zero for the American Revolution. It’s where out founding fathers got together to create the Declaration of Independence, and the United States Constitution. It’s the home of The Liberty Bell. These guys are bringing to our attention the fact that we still have work to do to fulfill what’s in the Constitution. I think these players are standing up and being great Americans, just like our forefathers were. If nobody ever had the courage to fight back, we’d still be working for the King of England. There are so many veterans who are coming out in support of these players, that it’s obvious that what they’re doing is not disrespectful to the flag or to veterans. All that talk is nonsense and just code words for racism.

  99. valentino8100 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:35 AM

    Spoiled, confused, overpaid, children protesting for the right to do the very thing, well, the very thing they’ll easily be doing by it. Imbeciles.

  100. JSpicoli says: Sep 17, 2016 11:35 AM

    nffreakinl says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:39 AM
    The announcers should just say “Would you all please stand, sit, or kneel for the National Anthem”…..hahaha that would confuse the players.

    ________________________________________

    Like you wrote that joke and nobody watches South Park.

  101. dolphins4 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:36 AM

    Colin Kaepernick and everybody like him is a cancer to all sports.

  102. ayub04 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:36 AM

    White people overdosing on opioids and your upset about black athletes protesting? Manufacturing jobs have been shrinking since the 50’s, (under white and black presidents) and your upset about black athletes protesting? Clean up your own filthy house before you worry about how I clean up mine.

  103. JSpicoli says: Sep 17, 2016 11:37 AM

    NFL allowing itself to become relegated to NBA status in America. Watch your team maybe, and watch the playoffs if compelling.

    You better build your monolith stadiums while you can Roger. Peak NFL has been reach already and you are on the decline.

  104. charger383 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:37 AM

    Goodell’s meddling has hurt pro football but these fools will kill it

  105. therealtrenches says: Sep 17, 2016 11:38 AM

    normthegreycat says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:09 AM

    Sorry but I watch football to get away from all the problems we have in our country for a few hours.

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    so…let me get this straight: a few guys kneeling during the national anthem makes it hard for you to “get away from all the problems we have in our country” for the rest of the time they’re playing the game?

    Then I guess you live in an underprivileged neighborhood where those problems are right outside your door, huh?

    Either that, or you’re even more thin-skinned than the millennials you conservatives are always complaining about.

  106. ajd4 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:39 AM

    I have read most of the comments and the vast majority of them are very offended by the players expressing themselves in this way. It would be very ironic to me if these same people that are so upset with this also are people that feel PC culture is ruining this country. You know, the position that everyone is so easily offended now and it is causing the country to be weak.

    I am one that thinks people are too easily offended by others as well, but I think everyone is guilty of it no matter which side of the political aisle you are on. The narrative is usually that the left is too PC so people on the right take pride in “calling it like they see it” whether they offend people or not. I would propose that Kaep and others would be “calling it like they see it”.

    It is pretty obvious that people on the right are the most offended by the players doing this. The left will typically just see this as free speech but there will always be exceptions just in case I “offended” anybody with that stereotype on either side.

    In a free society, which I think we still have, the flag is going to mean different things to different people based on their experience in this country and in my opinion, no American has more access to the flag than anybody else. I don’t see the logic that dishonoring the flag is dishonoring other Americans. You do not own the flag more than I do and I do not own it more than you do. With all of us being American and the flag being a symbol, we are free to interpret it in non-violent ways. That is something that separates us from other parts of the world and something our military bravely defends. There are many in the military who agree with that.

    Keep complaining about it though, keep calling these guys idiots, keep threatening to boycott the NFL, keep expressing your opinion that what they are doing is futile, it is your right to be offended, maybe the NFL will even do something about it for you at some point. However, if you are someone who is offended by this and you have a negative view of “PC” culture and it’s role in ruining America, you are a complete hypocrite.

  107. JSpicoli says: Sep 17, 2016 11:40 AM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 11:09 AM
    “The fans of football don’t deserve to be held captive to these mens demonstration…”

    Held “captive” ?

    I doubt you even bother watching the national anthem when its aired and are probably in the kitchen getting your snacks or in the bathroom.

    If you somehow thing that a few seconds long protest holds you “captive” I think you need to look up the meaning of the word.

    _________________________________________

    I did not realize we were talking to Capt Imbecile. It is called respect. Punks need it. Heroes have it.

  108. tigershark0052 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:41 AM

    @harrisonhit2
    You’re embarrassing yourself.

  109. famundacheese says: Sep 17, 2016 11:42 AM

    If the athletes didn’t do it you wouldn’t know about it. No matter how they protest, the same people would have an issue with it. I would guess you hate riots, BLM and whatever other protest people have done. When rich people start losing money, change starts. So stay home. Don’t watch TV. It feeds their agenda. Keep going with the unquestioned blind patriotism, but just know that is one of the reasons this country is going to hell. No one at the top is being held accountable. So you keep turning your heads as more freedoms are being taken away. It doesn’t effect you now , but when you finally realize it does , it will be to late.

  110. JSpicoli says: Sep 17, 2016 11:42 AM

    This whole thing is like “Being There” with Peter Sellers. Notepad is Chauncey, only we won’t find out he walks on water at the end.

  111. dirtycallahan says: Sep 17, 2016 11:43 AM

    BLM was built on lies. Back in the day officer friendly would beat your ass and drag you home, then beat your parents ass for letting you clown. there was social injustice and it changed for the better. now people just want to justify their behavior with an excuse of being targeted because of whatever they are.

    Anthem thing seems simple, fine each player that does not stand for the anthem. if the player does not want to stand, he can wait in the locker room without consequence. if they can fine a player for an untucked jersey or wrong color socks they could do this.

  112. ksctychiefs says: Sep 17, 2016 11:43 AM

    sounds like the NBA wants their ratings to continue to drop too….. on a sports talk show yesterday heard that all the NBA players are planning to kneel on the NBA’ s opening day….i’m a round ball fan too but last season i didnt watch one regular season ( but a few playoffs) NBA game because of recent politics pushed by the NBA office…. and now this…. good luck NBA as well…..

  113. JSpicoli says: Sep 17, 2016 11:44 AM

    Smart players and smart people prefer MLB

  114. AtheistsareIdiots says: Sep 17, 2016 11:46 AM

    Police Brutality? Social injustice?

    Black community pointing the finger outward instead of inward

  115. winged warrior says: Sep 17, 2016 11:49 AM

    bottom line >
    after witnessing these demonstrations do you think racists on either side of the divide will change their outlook regarding the situation in the country has it is today ?

  116. averagjoe says: Sep 17, 2016 11:52 AM

    Ho ahead, idiots. Announce ahead of the game that the most important thing to you is not to win the game, but to perform some self serving childish fit, and I simply won’t watch the game. If winning is secondary to you, than it’s less than secondary to me.
    Keep this up and you’ll be playing to empty stadiums.

  117. joejett says: Sep 17, 2016 11:57 AM

    Bench every player who participates, dock 1 game check.
    donate it to bluelives matter. Not enough players then you forfeit the game. NFL viewership will continue to tank.

  118. bamalovernoto says: Sep 17, 2016 11:57 AM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:39 AM

    I see a lot of people living in bubbles making angry comments about the players exercising their right to free speech.

    First, suppressing free speech is what dictators do, not what is supposed to happen in the US.

    Are you all so selfish you can’t recognize the inequalities in this country and see that it is driven by corporate and political greed?”

    Are you so one-sided that you can’t see that the very argument you make is contradictory to itself. The people that disagree with the player’s actions, also have a right to say what they believe. My freedom’s, and yours, granted to me by the greatest document ever written, allow us to stand for our belief. These people are doing just that. Now if we could do the same with how our government dictates taking our tax money to support those that can support themselves and don’t; we would be getting somewhere.

  119. 13worldchampioinships says: Sep 17, 2016 12:01 PM

    Patriotism is a choice not a mandate. As soon as it becomes a mandate then we have reason to worry.

    Secondly, to tell people to leave a country because they aren’t patriotic is equally concerning. It encourages mass group think and hostility for differences of opinions. If that’s your mindset, you may want to consider North Korea.

  120. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 17, 2016 12:02 PM

    “@harrisonhit2
    You’re embarrassing yourself.”

    Funny cause I see most of the people on here speaking out against free speech and the guarantees the constitution is supposed to give us.

    Now that’s embarrassing.

  121. haansel82 says: Sep 17, 2016 12:04 PM

    I dont think the players or many of the people who protest the flag truly understand why our flag is so meaningful.

    You can protest social injustice, but remember that social injustice does not only affect African Americans, it affects the entire country. This is a country where your socioeconomic class or status will pre-determine the type and amount of hardships that follow.

    Now I ask you, have you actually listened to our national anthem? Try to understand what it means because it represents the ultimate sacrifice that many brave men made to protect the same very freedom that you are blessed with today.

    Our flag was hoisted high and proud after being bombarded with cannon fire hour after after. England deliberately keyed in on the flag location to demoralize the Americans, but the flag did not fall. Direct hit after direct hit, hour after hour – it withstood the blasts. How? When daylight broke, the damage was very evident, but the flag pole was on a tilt. It was found that patriot after patriot refused to allow their flag to fall and ended up dieing for it just to hold her up, the mountain of bodies was so large that it will never be forgotten, all of those men faced shell after shell, giving their lives and using their bodies to support our flag.

    Look it up, it will open your eyes to see just how beautiful our flag really is.

    Find another way to protest the injustices that plague our country, do not make it a race issue because I know issues exist well beyond the African communities, and stand as one.

  122. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Sep 17, 2016 12:07 PM

    The STOP SNICHIN mentality is for cowards ! They do this because it’s easy ask them to get a criminal off the streets and they wussy out !

  123. rohinaz says: Sep 17, 2016 12:08 PM

    The logic of ‘we don’t want to mess with or disrespect the vets on 9/11, but the week after is ok”.

    Why not protest the clintons, Bill had the power and ability to prevent over 1 million Africans from being slaughtered over a 4 month period during the Rwandan genocide but decided it wasn’t a worthy cause.

  124. raideralex99 says: Sep 17, 2016 12:15 PM

    How sad … one group of people refuse to follow the rules so they want to change them.
    #BoycottNFL … once the pay checks get smaller or stop coming … they can go become criminals.

  125. jimsnchz says: Sep 17, 2016 12:19 PM

    I don’t have a problem with protesting. I do have a problem when people are protesting at work. In the workplace most Americans would not be able to protest as it could be considered harassment and creation of hostile work environment toward others. NFL should have done something the first time it happened, Also have a big problem when athletes protesting are representing US National teams.

  126. nflinvegas says: Sep 17, 2016 12:21 PM

    The cult of Colin Jim Jones continues to grow.

  127. shadywarrior says: Sep 17, 2016 12:24 PM

    13worldchampioinships says:
    Sep 17, 2016 12:01 PM
    Patriotism is a choice not a mandate. As soon as it becomes a mandate then we have reason to worry.

    Secondly, to tell people to leave a country because they aren’t patriotic is equally concerning. It encourages mass group think and hostility for differences of opinions. If that’s your mindset, you may want to consider North Korea.

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    This guy gets it👍

  128. allseeingone says: Sep 17, 2016 12:25 PM

    I think the 80% of Americans who don’t agree with the Eagles players should stand together to fight the “Social Injustice”of dealing with the crimes committed by the 20%.

  129. freddavisbong says: Sep 17, 2016 12:29 PM

    It’s no use Mahoney. Half the commenters on this post are still trying to sort out the latest Trump gaffe (does it really matter which one?) and come to terms with the dilemma of actually protesting 15 seconds of a football game by not watching the other 3 hours of one.
    Stop this silly logic and get back to emotional, reactionary nationalism.

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    Gaffe? Like lying about your health for years and finally passing out in front of a private citizens’ camera and being thrown into a van like a sack of dirty laundry?

  130. goraidersgospurs says: Sep 17, 2016 12:35 PM

    I hear the NHL is always looking for FANS all you rednecks can join there site!!!

  131. orange and blue own the nfl says: Sep 17, 2016 12:43 PM

    Hey, look at me!!!

  132. qbarrel says: Sep 17, 2016 12:45 PM

    goraidersgospurs says:
    Sep 17, 2016 12:35 PM
    I hear the NHL is always looking for FANS all you rednecks can join there site!!!

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    NHL already has a better product than the continually diluted NFL product. Check it out sometime. That is unless you don’t think you can follow the speed of the game or handle the most intense playoffs in all of sports.

  133. nitzie says: Sep 17, 2016 1:16 PM

    There is already a template for an irrelevant sports league pushing leftist issues. Its called the NBA.

  134. mcgil38 says: Sep 17, 2016 2:07 PM

    I believe the NFL and NBA are champions of social injustice… very discriminatory leagues! So, moving forward I want to see that each league promote a more racially balanced product and forcibly insert more Whites, Hispanics and Asians onto rosters… you know, more in line with realistic race-based ratios… basically reverse affirmative blacktion…

  135. nyking1963 says: Sep 17, 2016 2:10 PM

    So the 1st amendment protects the rights of these rich, spoiled, “activist” athletes to disrespect the flag and the anthem. Ok I get it.
    Free speech also allows people to use the N word whenever and wherever they choose. While I understand and agree that it disrespects a group of people in this country, the same as these athletes have the right to disrespect, so do the people who choose to use that word. But we all know the hypocritical double standard that exists.

  136. 1nationraidernation says: Sep 17, 2016 2:21 PM

    there are plenty of other countries out there if someone does not like it here….I say c-ya later wouldn’t want 2 be ya.

    The U in in the USA stands for United….nothing United about any of this crap!

  137. scrap7681 says: Sep 17, 2016 2:48 PM

    Fans need to unite, hit them in the pockets. I guarantee if you stay away for a few weeks all this will stop. If those ratings drop all those sponsors will disappear. Time to wake up. United We Stand!

  138. linemanguy74 says: Sep 17, 2016 2:53 PM

    Just think if Lombardi or Buddy Ryan or Bud Grant was coaching and players pulled a stunt like this. In other words don’t let the door hit you in ass on the way out !!!!

  139. gonzagylot00 says: Sep 17, 2016 3:15 PM

    A player should lose fantasy points if they object to the national anthem in any way.

    Then the number crunchers (fantasy players) that have led to the huge rise in NFL viewership over the last 5 years may pay attention.

  140. zombietimeshare says: Sep 17, 2016 3:19 PM

    Sports is entertainment, nothing more, nothing less. If the players want to use the game to vent their political views I believe I will spend my time elsewhere. It’s time to re-read Orwell’s “Animal Farm” anyway.

  141. bernicemadoff says: Sep 17, 2016 3:25 PM

    Football players get millions for throwing and catching a pig skin. Armed forces die for freedoms that we all enjoy. Get your priorities right and honor are fallen and our country. If you don’t like the USA move to the Middle East or?

  142. moderncicero says: Sep 17, 2016 3:28 PM

    Wage inequity? Lack of opportunity? This man cannot be very smart. He only needs to look in the mirror to realize his country is not racist and that we are the melting pot, the land of opportunity.

  143. Karmi says: Sep 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    Maybe they can honor Nicholas Glen who shot 2 police officers and some civilians last night in Philly. He didn’t kill the cops, but managed to kill one of the civilians.

  144. annes22 says: Sep 17, 2016 3:36 PM

    Get over it for goodness sake. What do you think is going to happen because you kneel or sit? The world is what it is now, and you doing that won’t change it. Most of you are overpaid. just play the game. or go and get another career.
    Maybe some of you should go and get a job (if they would even take you) as a police officer, and see how you get on. By the way, what happens if any of you need help, I hope you don’t get it, figure it out yourselves, because frankly you don’t deserve it.
    Respect the flag, your country and your fellow team mates.

  145. scotsamurai says: Sep 17, 2016 3:53 PM

    Jenkins is making $40 million! How much is he, and the dozens of other Black decamillionaires in the NFL, contributing to promote marriage and family values amongst Blacks? About 80% of US Blacks are born illegitimately. The absence of a father is the single most statistically significant factor in keeping youths in school and out of jail.

  146. southbison says: Sep 17, 2016 3:56 PM

    I do not watch football for social commentary. I watch it see football. I can watch frontline or msnbc for commentary.
    I wont be watching the eagles game.

  147. Mark Bowlin says: Sep 17, 2016 4:02 PM

    More hopes of starting the never ending dialogue on race in this country.
    Every one of these privileged young men could pick a meaningful way to help the underprivileged such as encourage kids to stay in school or fund scholarships, but they’ve chosen a method that alienates millions. Maybe they didn’t learn much during their free years in college.

  148. jimmyjoejohnbob says: Sep 17, 2016 4:13 PM

    Well, the players could donate some of their salary to the poor. That would be a start at leveling the playing field.

  149. bpeschel says: Sep 17, 2016 4:13 PM

    Let’s see what the ratings are for Monday Night Football. If you watch the Social Justice Hour, you agree with him.

  150. dogsrock2 says: Sep 17, 2016 4:16 PM

    I wish every fan would walk out and let the Eagle converse about that

  151. Gerald R. Vimont says: Sep 17, 2016 4:18 PM

    I think I’ll be watching a couple of movies tomorrow afternoon at my local theater instead of watching a bunch of spoiled brats play football.

  152. crackinbones says: Sep 17, 2016 4:19 PM

    All these NFL players saying they going to protest until something changes…ok I hope you can wait a generation or two. Until parents start raising their kids to respect our country, our flag and authority it will never happen.

  153. caddy4bp says: Sep 17, 2016 4:19 PM

    Well, good reason not to watch the game! Thanks Eagles …… Find another way to make your statement. I’ll make mine and if enough of us do that, then the sponsors won’t be happy! So I’ll make my statement. Care to join me!

  154. ebdug says: Sep 17, 2016 4:20 PM

    #NFL teams seem to do well – winning or beating the spread – when they protest. Could it be that their opponents sympathize with them and refuse to oppress them on the field of play.

  155. jogreggre says: Sep 17, 2016 4:25 PM

    Has Mr. Jenkins devoted his off-seasons to visiting America’s inner cities and speaking out about the importance of raising the children you father? After all, there are millions of fatherless homes across America’s inner cities, and coming from a fatherless home is the number one predictor of juvenile delinquency. Is Mr. Jenkins aware that thousands of young Black Americans are killing one another in those inner cities every year, and that the instances of police killing civilians is statistically almost zero by comparison? Do the NFL players pride themselves on their number of illegitimate children, by as many different women as possible, like the NBA players (who Obama invites to the White House) do? I honestly don’t know. Has Mr. Jenkins “given back” to his community with time and money and inspiration, telling young boys and girls to stay in school and work hard? Somehow, I doubt it.

  156. thrstr says: Sep 17, 2016 4:27 PM

    regarding the right to free speech, we all have that right when we are on our own time, but in the workplace we are subject to our employers rules.
    That’s a fact. If I start spouting opinions that are contrary to my bosses views while I’m at work, believe me, I would be looking for a new job before long.
    The point here is, these guys do not have the right to do this if the league doesn’t agree with them, and the league and their (intelligent) fans know that there would be no games without support from the police.
    Sit or kneel during the anthem, and you will find yourself in the same position during games, and eventually trying out for the CFL or the arena league.

  157. mrfubo says: Sep 17, 2016 4:47 PM

    It won’t stop until the stadiums are empty, and the ratings are in the tank. the NFL is a radical left wing organization since Rozelle left.

  158. Len Mullen says: Sep 17, 2016 4:49 PM

    I have a right to watch something else. I’m going to exercise it.

  159. painsyndicate says: Sep 17, 2016 5:13 PM

    Gee, it wouldn’t be an election year would it?

  160. ebdug says: Sep 17, 2016 5:15 PM

    Clearly, #NFL commissioner #Goodell doesn’t feel disrespecting the flag is “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League.”

  161. bubbamonkey100 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:20 PM

    The NFl really doesn’t want to be around much longer does it?

  162. boltuprite says: Sep 17, 2016 5:26 PM

    What do you want to bet the coach isn’t really “OK” with it? What employer lets their employees do this at their place of business during working hours?

  163. rochambeau2014 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:28 PM

    In any other country in the world, the skillset these guys possess would qualify them to earn maybe, if they’re lucky, 1/100,000th what they are paid to play a GAME.

    Until they put their money where their big, ignorant mouths are and actually do something other than jump on the “me too!” sissy bandwagon of yak yak yak, they just show how immature, juvenile and useless they really are int he big picture.

  164. Donald Joy says: Sep 17, 2016 5:28 PM

    Are they inherently inferior, or intentionally?

  165. rightstuff1944 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:36 PM

    This country has blown over $22 trillion trying to make up for all the things that “the government” (read: white man) has done to the African-American. Look where it has gotten us. It is time to say shut up, or go to your country of origin and see if things could be better.

  166. ckainredstateusa says: Sep 17, 2016 5:36 PM

    I’m done with the NFL. As actor James Wood also said earlier this week: “NEVER again.”

  167. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Sep 17, 2016 5:44 PM

    Maybe the NFL is above idle threats made by racists to tune them out? Maybe that’s why the NFL allows the protests to continue?

  168. jfbowman says: Sep 17, 2016 5:53 PM

    Try to protest to the NFL website…The contact link is a dead end…I just wanted to tell them that I would not be watching Monday Night Football and did not renew my NFL television package.

  169. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 17, 2016 6:12 PM

    NFL executives say Colin Kaepernick is a “traitor” …and then they nominate Darren Sharper, a convicted serial rapist to the Hall of Fame.
    Good job fellas.
    Really.

  170. thisisastupidusername says: Sep 17, 2016 6:28 PM

    Holy damn these comments are brilliant

  171. rodgerstonelson says: Sep 17, 2016 6:49 PM

    Do this in Philly and one of these players will get shanked walking to their car.

    Philly fans are brutal, even when you are winning.

  172. legionoboom says: Sep 17, 2016 6:51 PM

    At least the Seahawks are taking a different type of stance. They stand in unison, locked arms whites blacks all of them. They created a plan to meet with Washington State Police Chiefs to listen to one another. They are creating dialogue and at the very least have an action plan.

  173. shlort says: Sep 17, 2016 6:56 PM

    I was a huge NASCAR fan. Watched it every week for two decades. The NASCAR execs decided the fans weren’t important. Now I never watch NASCAR. I am now getting the same feeling about the NFL. I feel like I am wasting my time watching it. Was a time I never missed games, even paid for Sunday ticket. Now, I find myself booking a tee time on Sunday afternoon. Might check the scores online, might not. And I know I am not the only one. This player nonsense with their demonstrating something that is based on lies isn’t the only reason I am losing interest, but it might make me develop a habit of not watching football. The NFL better realize fast, fans won’t come back to your product once they’ve lost interest in it. Injecting politics into sports is a sure way to push people away.

  174. aj66shanghai says: Sep 17, 2016 7:00 PM

    Oh please please please please PRETTY PLEASE, all of you threatening to abandon the NFL over this, PLEASE do so. Then the rest of us can enjoy it all to ourselves and not have to hear your racist, impotent whining every week.

  175. goattoday says: Sep 17, 2016 7:05 PM

    Okay networks, as soon as the anthem starts go to commercial! Fire any journalist who mentions people kneeling, raising fists, etc. Bring this to an end!

  176. andrea411 says: Sep 17, 2016 7:07 PM

    Play the anthem prior to the athletes taking the field. I support what they are trying to say but after the shootings of two police officers last night… Do you guys really want to stir more anger. Facts is more white unarmed pp, are killed by cops. Yes there is racism… But laying the problems in black neighborhoods at the feet of the PD is just wrong. Teaching young people to hate their country, wrong. Address the real problems and be part of the solution. The military are not the problem… It’s they you disrespect

  177. highondeath says: Sep 17, 2016 7:18 PM

    How about you worry about the frikken GAME, huh?

  178. libnot says: Sep 17, 2016 7:22 PM

    First of all…there is a huge misconception out there that these guys have a ‘right’ to do this under 1st Amendment protections. They do not. That applies to Government restrictions on speech. The NFL is private. The NFL has decided to allow them to do this, without penalty. Period.

    From the encyclopedia Britannica:

    ‘The First Amendment, however, applies only to restrictions imposed by the government, since the First and Fourteenth amendments refer only to government action. As a result, if a private employer fires an employee because of the employee’s speech, there is no First Amendment violation. There is likewise no violation if a private university expels a student for what the student said, if a commercial landlord restricts what bumper stickers are sold on property it owns, or if an Internet service provider refuses to host certain Web sites.’

    So, therefore, this is not about ‘rights’ or any other such nonsense. The NFL has decided that they are on the side of ‘social justice’, ‘black lives matter’, etc etc. So, basically the NFL has taken the side of the anarchists. Ok, thats fine. They have the RIGHT to do that. I also have the right not watch, buy or have my son and daughters become fans or play the sport.

    If you have half a brain and want to actually read a book on the subject of supposed ‘police brutality’, look up Heather Mac Donald’s new book. Numbers dont lie, unlike the NFL or any of their lackeys.

  179. weegiethompson says: Sep 17, 2016 7:23 PM

    If they think they are oppressed , they oppress themselves. Go to school, learn, take care of your kids and don’t do the gang thing. I was poor too, and the oppressed always had extra government help while my family didn’t. And some of those families were wonderful, and I’m glad they got help because they were able to move up and out. Others didn’t work hard and use it to their advantage, and they are still nothing. Being white, we didn’t recieve near the help and had to live in the hood 20 plus years. Yea, that’s fair. Where was my so called privilege? You can be anything you want in this country if you take your opportunities and work hard. So tired of hearing this parroted social justice Crap. Can we just get back to football?

  180. daveginoly says: Sep 17, 2016 7:30 PM

    The NFL regulates player conduct off the field. You can’t tell me that they can’t regulate player conduct while those players on on the sidelines, in uniform, and are on company time.

    I believe people have a right to free political speech (even to the point of burning the flag, or threatening to exercise our right to force and violence against a government gone bad). But NFL games and broadcasts “are the property of the NFL” (as we so often hear). No employee has a right to co-opt his employer’s product in furtherance of his personal political beliefs. An employee at Kentucky Fried Chicken slapping “BLM” stickers over Col. Sanders’ face, or putting “Trump” bumper stickers on cars rolling off an assembly line would be fired, and rightly so. Players can protest off the field, as citizens, exercising the right we all have to do so. Nobody has a right to force his employer to provide a podium from which to pontificate.

  181. deogee says: Sep 17, 2016 7:32 PM

    It’s so hypocritical for BLM & NFL to point to the problem being the police & not the gangbangers/criminals. It’s official, we’re living in an alternate universe now where up is down & wrong is right.

    They’ll protest the National Anthem but not Chicago’s killing fields.

    Buh bye NFL, won’t miss ya.

  182. icansayitnow says: Sep 17, 2016 7:38 PM

    As a FORMER Eagles fan from the Philly area. I am honestly disappointed to hear how immature, and self-serving many of the team’s players are abusing their fame, and fortune…which includes Millions of bills with IN GOD WE TRUST on them.
    I also had been led to believe those guys in Eagle uniforms were more educated, and not gullible enough to be led by the politically correct, who are all joining together to destroy our nation. DISRESPECT also was a major cause found in the DECLINE of the Roman Empire, behind selfishness, and a need to extort special treatment from those who have little.
    SHAME ON THE ENTIRE NFL, THEIR LEADERS, PLAYERS, AND IMMATURE EXCUSES.

  183. ldcj says: Sep 17, 2016 7:44 PM

    I’m so done with professional (American) football.

    Stupid, over-paid, arrogant, self-important, entitled dopes.

  184. animalkindness says: Sep 17, 2016 7:45 PM

    Hey: aj66shanghai

    If the comments made on this site are so “impotent” why do they get your knickers in such a twist?

    Blacks need to be pointing the finger(s) inward. White people did not create this mess no matter how hard the blacks try to convince themselves and others that they have. Time to stand up and take responsibility for your own messes.

  185. alaskaninfidel says: Sep 17, 2016 7:54 PM

    I watched a little Football here and there but more as the games grew fewer and more important.
    Now and until they grow up I’m done. The NFL needs to get it together.

  186. briddes says: Sep 17, 2016 7:59 PM

    These millionaires do nothing with their time & money to help. Nobody from the Eagles were at any of the protests during the Democratic National Convention that was in Philadelphia. I live in the Philadelphia area and we are now going to be boycotting the local sponsors of the Philadelphia Eagles

  187. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Sep 17, 2016 8:13 PM

    Of course they would. In that loser city would you expect anything different? Turn your backs on these rich privileged folks if you are in the stands. Not even a third class city. Your city is so bad it belongs in Ohio!

  188. painsyndicate says: Sep 17, 2016 8:16 PM

    rightstuff1944 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 5:36 PM

    This country has blown over $22 trillion trying to make up for all the things that “the government” (read: white man) has done to the African-American. Look where it has gotten us. It is time to say shut up, or go to your country of origin and see if things could be better.
    ————
    Perfection. Well said sir.

  189. tangotwo22 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:17 PM

    Many great comments. The NFL should stop the nonsense. Social injustice in America is a creation of those who leverage it to achieve success. If you criticize the black community you are automatically coined a racist. Can that be anymore ludicrous. Police officer risk their lives nightly attempting to protect the very people they are accused of killing. Then we have the upper 1% of successful black citizens doing nothing to assist inner city brothers except blaming whites for their dilemma. You can’t make this up. Goodell and the owners can stop this nonsense but won’t. I guess it wasn’t part of the CBA.

  190. painsyndicate says: Sep 17, 2016 8:18 PM

    The NFL season is 1/10th that of the MLB season. You would never see anything like this happen in baseball.

    I know what I will be watching through October.

  191. kenramsey says: Sep 17, 2016 8:25 PM

    Count me out. No more NFL games for me this season. I’m sitting it out. Profane my flag and anthem, will ya? No. I can’t respect that. Not at all, I don’t care what kind of pet issue you’re going on about. I’m not making it that far. It stops when you profaned the flag ceremony, who cares what you have to say after that.

  192. ryderspearmann says: Sep 17, 2016 8:26 PM

    This sure brings the social issue of how many morons are paid millions to play with balls…

    Not hired for your brains, my dudes.

    #ShutUpAndPlay

  193. charlesamiller says: Sep 17, 2016 8:29 PM

    Wait a minute…. Blacks comprise 67% of all NFL players, and each one of those black players are privileged and wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice, above and beyond the vast majority of American blacks. So, exactly WHAT “social injustice” are NFL blacks protesting???

  194. briddes says: Sep 17, 2016 8:45 PM

    Philadelphia Eagles are going to do this 3 days after a black man shot 2 police officers, killed 1 innocent woman, and injured several others. This is a disgrace!

  195. hje118 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:53 PM

    Never been so proud of my Birds!!!!! LOVE IT!

  196. americancowboyx says: Sep 17, 2016 9:10 PM

    The social injustice the players are protesting is a lie. The greatest lie of our generation is that black people are the relentless victims of relentless white racism all the time, everywhere and that explains everything. Video proof of this is available on you tube search for Colin Flaherty. He has documented this subject extensively in entertaining videos.

  197. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 17, 2016 9:26 PM

    shlort says:
    “..This player nonsense with their demonstrating something that is based on lies isn’t the only reason I am losing interest,…”

    So how do you feel when our troops are sent off to fight and die needlessly in wars based on lies?

  198. jrmckins says: Sep 17, 2016 10:33 PM

    The year-over-year ratings are WAY down. I wonder why?

  199. roccotool says: Sep 17, 2016 10:35 PM

    Oh boo hoo. The blacks are still engaging in the “victim” mentality. If the Eagles are going to demonstrate, I will too. I will not buy any merchandise or tickets to any Eagles enterprise. I will not buy from any advertisers.

  200. fightinsideblog says: Sep 17, 2016 11:16 PM

    Do these guys really not realize that this isn’t about “social justice”, it’s all about them?

    There is no discussion going on, nor will there ever be one because of these athletes. Talk about egos!

    I’ve already stopped watching ESPN or going to their webpage due to all of their left-wing reporting. Next up for me is to stop watching the NFL.

  201. rodvmunchiii says: Sep 18, 2016 12:41 AM

    South Park proved who is behind all of this and who is trying to tear us all apart…

  202. k9puppy says: Sep 18, 2016 1:45 AM

    These people are at work wearing a uniform for the company that pays them, why do they get to protest on the clock? They want to take on SJW topics and issues do it on their own time and dime.
    I am tired of these millionaire whiners that don’t have a clue.

  203. k9puppy says: Sep 18, 2016 1:51 AM

    It would also be nice if these players would spend some of their millions to learn how to speak English.

  204. thesongoftime says: Sep 18, 2016 3:30 AM

    Can’t wait to turn on the football game monday night, only to turn if off once I see any idiot not stand for the flag. Guess what NFL, I love my football, but I love my country more.

  205. nitschke66 says: Sep 18, 2016 5:30 AM

    Some great comments. The main concern for the NFL is the growing discontent of their ‘product.

    Do you really think fans want to hear these players making political statements regardless of the views expressed.

    NFL and the Commish blew this one and there is no turning back.

  206. Admin says: Sep 18, 2016 7:47 AM

    Bye bye NFL!

  207. dor1963 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:19 AM

    Goodbye NFL, my apologies to the Legends of the game that has been destroyed by PC and multimillion dollar contracts to the oppresed.

  208. steelersnowand4ever says: Sep 19, 2016 9:13 AM

    I wish more would get together like what happened the first week of the season in Washington: with players from both the Redskins and Steelers joining to help hold up the flag instead of using the flag and the National Anthem to protest and disrespect this Great Nation……

  209. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 19, 2016 9:16 AM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:26 PM
    shlort says:
    “..This player nonsense with their demonstrating something that is based on lies isn’t the only reason I am losing interest,…”

    So how do you feel when our troops are sent off to fight and die needlessly in wars based on lies?

    Radicals are funny. Is there ANYTHING about this country this guy likes, except for people who hate EVERYTHING about this country.

    You have the right to free speech and your opinion there fooz, and we appreciate your sharing. Underscores what you’re all about. Have you ever made one positive comment?

  210. painsyndicate says: Sep 19, 2016 3:51 PM

    Full boycott.

    Make the NFL great again.

  211. troylok says: Sep 19, 2016 4:15 PM

    I like how people rationalize this by saying, “oh, it is not about patriotism”. If the national anthem isn’t about patriotism, then what is it about? At the games they have the honor guard holding the flags and at some games the Blue Angels fly over. There is always a big old US flag there. So, if it isn’t about patriotism, then why all of those things? Folks, protest all you want but don’t say singing the national anthem isn’t about patriotism. That’s rationalizing performing a disrespectful act.

  212. bubba703 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:55 PM

    As if Philly fans needed another reason to boo their Eagles.

  213. eagleslayer says: Sep 20, 2016 12:55 PM

    The irony is that nobody will see it because they don’t televise the national anthem because nobody wants to sit through that nonsense before a football game.

  214. jddre says: Sep 20, 2016 4:12 PM

    The NFL *WILL* lose fans, viewers, because of this.

    And they say ‘we approve of every player’s right to free speech’, and that will be your downfall.
    This won’t go away, it will cost you a lot of viewers, and in the end it will cost you, the NFL, AND the players, a LOT of money in the future.

    But that’s OK, you don’t care, you (current) players have made a LOT of money, be happy with it, those dollars will be a lot less, starting in about 2 years, after all this sets in.

  215. jddre says: Sep 20, 2016 4:18 PM

    ‘So how do you feel when our troops are sent off to fight and die needlessly in wars based on lies?’

    You sign up, you might go to war, and you don’t know if it is based on lies or not. My guess is the folks related to those that died at 9/11 would like to talk to you, and the hundreds of thousands that died at the hands of Saddam Hussein in Iraq in the ’80’s would like to talk to you, as well as those families that lost loved ones in Kuwait when Iraq invaded.

    I still ask: why is it nobody (in the NFL) is protesting when a white is killed by a black?

  216. 1greatusername says: Sep 20, 2016 7:17 PM

    This is genius!

    nffreakinl says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:39 AM
    The announcers should just say “Would you all please stand, sit, or kneel for the National Anthem”…..hahaha that would confuse the players.

  217. BringBackTheFlex says: Sep 22, 2016 3:52 AM

    I noticed most of the classless team are doing it first.

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