Rishard Matthews donating $75,000 to back up his protest

AP

Rishard Matthews is putting his money where his knee is.

The Titans wide receiver — who grew up in a military family and said he’d continue to knee during the national anthem until President Donald Trump apologized to players — said that he was donating $75,000 to a group of “organizations working in oppressed communities.”

“Moving forward, I don’t want this to be a publicity stunt,” Matthews said, via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com. “I don’t want to take away from what the whole protest is about, which is oppression, police brutality and inequality in this country. I fully stand with my brother Kaep [unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick], and I plan to continue to do that.”

Matthews was a college teammate of Kaepernick’s, but his ideas were also framed by his family. His father served for 23 years, and his brother Christopher Ruiz was a Marine who died two years again in Afghanistan.

And while some have problems equating the two, Matthews said players can still be pro-military and socially aware.

“I’ve actually had a lot of military people reach out to me to say, ‘Good job for standing up for your rights and people who don’t have a voice,’ and that they support me whether I decide to stand or kneel,” Matthews said. “People keep using the military as a distraction. It’s not anything about the military. It’s about social injustice.”

And for all the people who wonder what players are doing with the attention they’re drawing, Matthews just provided a good example.

82 responses to “Rishard Matthews donating $75,000 to back up his protest

  1. People need to understand that NFL Players are not protesting the flag. They are protesting Police Brutality and Social Injustice, Everyone should be treated equally. That is the point that is lost in all of this. People who boycott the NFL and Burn Season Tickets and gear like Jerseys and Hats are just dumb and foolish!

  2. He is doing something and putting his $ behind his actions. Personally I would never kneel or otherwise for the anthem, but I do respect him for taking action beyond taking a knee. If some good comes of it he has my support.

  3. Why not donate and do whatever and then just stop protesting during the anthem? You donating money doesn’t excuse protesting the anthem. And if it’s not about the flag or anthem, how about you choose another time to protest? It’s not rocket science

  4. objectivefootballfan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    People need to understand that NFL Players are not protesting the flag. They are protesting Police Brutality and Social Injustice, Everyone should be treated equally. That is the point that is lost in all of this. People who boycott the NFL and Burn Season Tickets and gear like Jerseys and Hats are just dumb and foolish!
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    Well if they’re protesting the police why don’t they take a knee in front of the police officers at the stadium?

  5. Well played Rishard. Growing up in a military family and helping to fight Social Injustice. I’m sure there are some people who think that is un American and will hate you because you take a knee, exercising the very rights and freedoms your military family members fought for.
    They will boo you during the Anthem because that is ok now. You can boo and put up your middle finger but whatever you do, don’t silently take a knee. That is offensive!

  6. Ok i get it, good job with the donation. But what does the NATIONAL ANTHEM (for all race and american citizens by the way) have to do with racial oppression and inequality? And all of these athletes that are kneeling clearly aren’t oppressed!!! Police brutality you say?? Perhaps there is cases of that just as there are cases going the other way where the crime committed doesn’t get punished. I to this day do not see where kneeling for the national anthem has any relation to these issues. Put your money where your mouth is and donate to causes that focus their job on helping these issues. YOUR job (that you are paid well to do) is a professional football player. You Mr Matthews are oppressed how???

  7. Hopefully it starts a trend for athletes to take up the cause on their own time.

    Roughly 200 out the 1696 players in the NFL protested last Sunday.

    That’s only 10% of the league. Typical Media blowing things WAY out of proportion to make it seem that a small portion of the population is the majority.

    All so they can push their own narrative.

  8. The problem with all of the protesters saying it isn’t about the military or patriotism is that people who are in opposition of this protest are equally as passionate about what the flag stands for and what our anthem means. I seriously doubt people are opposed to equality (outside of true racists).
    So to say “it’s not about the military” is just impossible for most folks to understand or subscribe to.
    If these knuckleheads had any clue they would have immediately stopped this forum and chosen something that wasn’t so polarizing. Instead, they are being profoundly stubborn and so it’s a classic case of “square peg, round hole.” Just repeatedly trying to force it in isn’t going to work.
    These guys have ZERO chance of convincing people that it isn’t disrespectful.
    Additionally, they have so many reasons for protesting now that we just have tuned it out.
    If you have multiple voices you have no voice at all.

  9. objectivefootballfan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    People need to understand that NFL Players are not protesting the flag. They are protesting Police Brutality and Social Injustice, Everyone should be treated equally. That is the point that is lost in all of this.

    **********************************************************

    Doesn’t matter. People are too worked up to see the matter objectively or to bother looking into the details. People just believe what they want to.

    Also love complaints about how these guys are millionaires that don’t do anything for their communities. Tons of NFL players, including many who are protesting, are known to be active in volunteering and giving back. As for them being millionaires, the typical NFL player comes from a working or middle class background that isn’t dissimilar from those who are whining. The difference is that they managed to move up on the SES ladder, albeit while sacrificing their physical and mental health so that Joe American has something to watch on Sunday while cramming pizza and wings into his face on the sofa.

  10. Amazing how many of these guys come from military families. If i was a recruiter I would hang out at the military bases and recruit those kids because there sure seem to be a lot of them.

    or does this mean a person in their family served 3 years out of high school?

  11. “Moving forward, I don’t want this to be a publicity stunt,” Matthews said, via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.

    “I have decided to do more than just Talk & Donate a spread of money amounting to 75k to organizations working in oppressed communities.” Mathews said, via Twitter.

    It may be the cynic in me but something here doesn’t seem right.

  12. “And all of these athletes that are kneeling clearly aren’t oppressed!!!”

    Yes but because of their position in life their voice is heard. The voices of those whose rights are stepped all over are rarely heard or believed.

  13. Please someone tell me what they want? What can I, a middle class 40 hour a week guy do? What is the outcome here? I just don’t see it. Should I turn in all the white people I believe to be racist over to BLM so they can put them in camps?

  14. “or does this mean a person in their family served 3 years out of high school?”

    Its says right there in the article –

    His father served for 23 years, and his brother Christopher Ruiz was a Marine who died two years again in Afghanistan.

    Reading comprehension. Get some.

  15. “Oppressed”? Who is being “oppressed” and by whom? Answer THAT Mr. Matthews. We just had 8 years of tyranny and division, suddenly now Matthews decides to “protest”. Where was this “protest” when Supreme Ruler Obama ran the U.S. into the ground?
    I hope that someone pops Matthews really hard on Sunday, I won’t be watching since I am protesting against NFL players who are pro-BLM and who conveniently refuse to speak out about blacks who consistently put themselves in situations, or make decisions that will result in contact with law enforcement. How about protesting lawbreakers who refuse to comply with the police and put other citizens lives at risk?
    What’s that? SILENCE.
    Clearly Matthews and his protesting brethren only agree with topics that will gain them “street cred” in the black community.

  16. He’s putting his money where his mouth is. That’s much better than kneeling and protesting (even though he’s going to continue doing that, apparently)… we don’t need awareness. I’m pretty sure we’re all aware by now…

  17. Define “oppressed”? Is it based on the ethnic demographic of the community or poverty? One would help blacks only – one would help everyone. Big difference.

  18. finzfan49 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    Ok i get it, good job with the donation. But what does the NATIONAL ANTHEM (for all race and american citizens by the way) have to do with racial oppression and inequality?
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    Oh come on – really?

    Part 3rd verse of the national anthem.

    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or 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.

    Talks about slavery right there. Specifically referring to a band of freed Maryland slaves who fought for the British in the war of 1812…

    And he said it himself – he’s not oppressed. He is speaking for friends, relatives and others who are.
    ~~~~~

    Also – before President Trump made a huge statement about it? woo hoo – 6! whole players were doing it. The 3000% increase is directly due to President Trump calling out those players, and their teammates and other players kneeling in support of their comrades and their right to peaceably protest in a nonviolent manner.

  19. Unity was about going to a game all respecting the anthem together and enjoying your favorite team. Everybody from any race, religion, and whether conservative or republican put aside their differences. Not until C.K. started this hypocritical protest about oppression while wearing a t-shirt of one of the most oppressive leaders in history did this start. Trump isn’t to blame, many are just upset by the fans push back, it’s affecting the narrative.

  20. The NFL continues to shoot themselves….They better learn quick and wise up. TV ratings and revenue are on the line!

  21. @ finzfan49

    The connection I see is this: The flag/anthem are symbols that are supposed to represent all Americans. If you don’t feel like you are being represented by them, then to show respect for these symbols would be hypocritical.
    Kapernick’s original stand was that black men were being unduly brutalized by representatives of the government (The Police) and could not show respect for a nation that is allowing this to happen to its people. Hence, the silent protest.
    At least, this is how I’ve viewed it.

  22. NFL Players: we are not protesting the anthem, the flag or the military. We are protesting social injustices that we are aware of in our communities and trying to raise awareness around those issues by using the most visible platform at our disposal.

    PFT Commenters: none of that is any excuse to protest the anthem, the flag and the military!!!1!!1!

  23. Mr. Trump won’t apologize, eventually when he thinks this stops working for his brand with his audiences ? He’ll just move onto something else. That’s what he always does. Mr Matthews is going to be kneeling for quite some time if I had to guess.

  24. objectivefootballfan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    People need to understand that NFL Players are not protesting the flag. They are protesting Police Brutality and Social Injustice, Everyone should be treated equally. That is the point that is lost in all of this. People who boycott the NFL and Burn Season Tickets and gear like Jerseys and Hats are just dumb and foolish!
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    Yes they are my friend, when you kneel during the anthem when you should stand, you make it about the anthem. That is the point, stop doing it at that time so it is not about the flag and anthem.

    Crime stats show from the OBAMA DOJ under Loretta Lynch show that people are treated equally from n arrest, shooting and crime standpoint. Social Injustice, yes that is a real issue and needs to be fixed right away.

    Please do not judge those who burn their gear. I do not judge the people who burn down their own neighborhoods in protest like in my town of Baltimore. Every body does their own thing I guess …right?

  25. I would like one of these players to explain what qualifies as ‘oppression’.
    Is it oppressive that you cannot leave your house for fear of being shot in a drive-by or by a drug dealer working the corner in front of your house?
    Or is oppression being shot by a cop because you lead them on a high speed chase then either don’t listen or pull a gun?
    There will always be bad cops. They are a part of the overall society. But please people lets look at the numbers.

  26. Think he would’ve been mad if I took a knee when he’s brothers Flag covered coffin came back from Afghanistan? Kaep took a knee for oppression, but wore a shirt with Castro, who’d put anyone in jail that went against him.

  27. I have tremendous respect for this man. Thank you for helping bring the focus back to what it’s about, and especially for manning up with an action anyone can understand. Let’s hope he, and those who follow suit, choose good charities.

    Everyone, in your conversations on this topic please spread this one nugget of wisdom from Rishard, “People keep using the military as a distraction. It’s not anything about the military. It’s about social injustice.”

    Like anything, there are always those who will do or say anything to distract away from an issue. Be like Rishard and don’t let them derail the topic.

  28. This is what Social Injustice looks like. Being able to check a box because of the color of your skin instead of using the content of your character to get ahead. Time for affirmative action to go.

  29. dryzzt23 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    “Oppressed”? Who is being “oppressed” and by whom? Answer THAT Mr. Matthews. We just had 8 years of tyranny and division, suddenly now Matthews decides to “protest”. Where was this “protest” when Supreme Ruler Obama ran the U.S. into the ground?
    I hope that someone pops Matthews really hard on Sunday, I won’t be watching since I am protesting against NFL players who are pro-BLM and who conveniently refuse to speak out about blacks who consistently put themselves in situations, or make decisions that will result in contact with law enforcement. How about protesting lawbreakers who refuse to comply with the police and put other citizens lives at risk?
    What’s that? SILENCE.
    Clearly Matthews and his protesting brethren only agree with topics that will gain them “street cred” in the black community.
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    What are you talking about? What tyranny did you experience in the last 8 years? I get it, it’s a fun word, and it reminds you of dinosaurs, but really? Tyranny? Nah. Division has been happening for much longer than 8 years, too. Running the US into the ground? Which US? Not this US. We’re still number 1.

    I’m glad you’re boycotting the NFL, but by not watching games, you’re not doing nearly enough. Go further. Stop visiting websites devoted to covering the NFL. Stop commenting on articles about the NFL. Do us a favor.

  30. Bill Bixby says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    Why not donate and do whatever and then just stop protesting during the anthem? You donating money doesn’t excuse protesting the anthem. And if it’s not about the flag or anthem, how about you choose another time to protest? It’s not rocket science

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    The right time is the time that gets the point across. The right time is every time to advocate for equality and especially to advocate no group is getting so regularly shot while unarmed and all the rest of this issue. Being in opposition to the PART of the country that is doing this is what’s right and must be done. This is what isn’t rocket science. This is fighting for our country and ALL of it’s people. What kind of person fights against that? Ask yourself that.

  31. when Supreme Ruler Obama ran the U.S. into the ground
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    You’ve got your timelines wrong. It was GWB who ran us into the ground….then under it. Deep under. Obama just didn’t know how to climb out very well.

  32. “organizations working in oppressed communities.”

    What???

    When I went to school EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE had an equal chance to apply themselves and do what they want with their lives. It didn’t make a difference if they were black, white, Chinese, Japanese, Eskimos or European.

  33. finzfan49 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    You ask why rich athletes can protest like this because they are not oppressed really shows a shockingly blind and shallow perspective on this subject. Unfortunately it also shows an even more base person that can’t even understand empathy and why someone would advocate for another even. I’m sad for you.

  34. Crime stats show from the OBAMA DOJ under Loretta Lynch show that people are treated equally from n arrest, shooting and crime standpoint. Social Injustice, yes that is a real issue and needs to be fixed right away.
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    I read the DOJ report on Baltimore. It sickened me. I have never been to Baltimore. I don’t know anyone in Baltimore but as an American, Baltimore is full of Americans and what is going on with the police department is American. Innocent people with no record being stopped and frisked (some up to 80 times. With no criminal record. Not even a traffic ticket.) People being strip searched in the street for all to see. That’s not right. I don’t see people of color. I see Americans. I see somebody grandfather. Somebody’s grandmother. I see somebody’s brother or sister. You can’t treat people like that for decades and not expect a response.

  35. Every time people start a sentence with “No offense, but…” it means right away that:

    1. What follows is very likely offensive (otherwise why start with a disclaimer).
    2. They’re well aware of the offensive nature.
    3. They don’t care a lot about the others (otherwise they simply wouldn’t say it).
    4. They feel superior to the others. (My ideas are too important to be hushed for them”.
    5. Just because they say “No offense” it doesn’t mean others won’t or shouldn’t be offended.

  36. Q: Why did Trump and his supporters turn a protest against racial injustice into a protest against the flag and the anthem?
    A: Because the first is indefensible, so they changed the conversation.
    They’re hiding, and they’re scared. They should be.

  37. Sorry but the players have been suckered by the race baiting industrial complex. Critical race theory is when you take isolated incidents that happen to a minority group, packages them together and say look institutional racism. Paramount to picking all the bad apple in a orchard, stand next to a single tree and say look this tree produces all bad fruit.

  38. 2017 Base Salary – $5,000,000
    2017 Prorated Bonus – $833,333
    2017 Misc Bonus – $500,000

    TOTAL – $6,333,333

    So under the progressive worldview, Rishard Matthews should actually be ashamed of himself for “only” donating 1.2% of his yearly income (which he’ll write-off).

  39. So he wasn’t going to actually do anything until he was personally insulted by a Jackazz? Wait, what is he protesting? Name calling or social injustice? I guess it doesn’t matter if it results in him doing something good and making a sacrifice.

    I guess we found a group of people with thinner skin than Trump: NFL players.

    Children.

  40. People make it about the flag/anthem because they just don’t want to discuss police brutality and inequality. They know it exists and it makes them too uncomfortable to acknowledge. So they act offended and say it disrespects America. We see through you though!!

  41. The starting salary for a teacher in my state is $35,000.
    The minimum salary for a first year NFL player in my state is $465,000. #EQUALITY

  42. So much police brutality, omg! What about inner city brutality, how about the owners of certain blocks in Chicago brutality, where if you don’t live there, you get shot?

  43. Nice gesture but typical liberal thinking, “Let’s throw money at the problem and everything will get better!” Instead of just using their platform to bring awareness to what THEY see as an epidemic, why don’t these guys go into the troubled neighborhoods and actually mentor kids? Throwing money at various programs can be a start but physically showing up and talking to kids about how you grew up poor, with obstacles before you and how you didn’t let obstacles and other distractions stop you from reaching your goal(s.) And that sports is NOT the only way to have a successful future. There are SIGNIFICANTLY more folks from poor backgrounds, who have found successful careers outside of sports, than those that found it in sports.

    Colin Kaepernick can use his free time to go INTO troubled communities to mentor kids. Since other players followed his lead to join his ill conceived protest, in my opinion, they can follow his lead by GOING into those communities. That is, if Kaep chooses to GO and mentor kids himself.

  44. finzfan49 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    Ok i get it, good job with the donation. But what does the NATIONAL ANTHEM (for all race and american citizens by the way) have to do with racial oppression and inequality? And all of these athletes that are kneeling clearly aren’t oppressed!!!
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    It’s never been a protest of the anthem, but a protest during the anthem. When a solider is buried the flag is passed to his family by a kneeling service member. Taking a knee shows respect to the fallen who in this case are average citizens. That’s the symbolism of the kneeling.

    Players aren’t oppressed and all of them have indicated that they are not oppressed but are using their celebrity to give a voice to others. People wear all kinds of ribbons for causes that don’t directly affect them; same principle.

  45. Look we all know they are not protesting the flag or the military. But what they don’t understand is the real issue 1. Showing respect for your country and standing. 2. The issue is not police brutality or equality the real issue is black on black crime and the crimes that blacks commit And the you owe me attitude until they realize that and try to do something about that they will never get ahead. Sometimes you need to look in the mirror and realize the issues before you can move ahead and they don’t understand that. And the civilized people do that’s why this protest will never be treated with respect.

  46. It would seem to me that the NFL players should make their case for social injustice. From where I sit I do not see social injustice. If their case is police brutality make the case. There are 100’s of thousands of police across America. 99% are great and noble. They risk their lives like our soldiers to protect us and give us our freedom. They make a fraction of what an NFL player makes Of course there are a few bad police, just like there are some bad teachers, lawyers, priests, plumbers, and whatever. There are white people that get shot and beat up by police too. They have to do a better job of convincing people of their cause and not kneel during the National Anthem. IMO.

  47. silvernblacksabbath says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    Oppressed communities like……CHICAGO!!!!!!!!
    _________________________________________________

    This is truth disguised as sarcasm………

    your coming around!.

  48. Rishard Matthews just donated $75,000 of his own money – more money than the sum of all lifetitme donations from everyone who has commented on this thread – to American organizations looking to lift up their communities, and half the people here still want to criticize him.

  49. If you all are protesting the NFL why do all you keep coming to this football site trying to win the comments section? Really many of you are so ignorant it will be impossible to every recognize your ignorance.

  50. objectivefootballfan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    People need to understand that NFL Players are not protesting the flag. They are protesting Police Brutality and Social Injustice, Everyone should be treated equally. That is the point that is lost in all of this. People who boycott the NFL and Burn Season Tickets and gear like Jerseys and Hats are just dumb and foolish!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Players need to understand that protesting during the anthem is insulting and, for some, a deeply personal matter. Generally, people do not have an issue with what they are protesting for and simply ask that the protest be not be done during the anthem. EVERY player knows this and yet they still choose to do it during the anthem. They CHOOSE to insult and offend millions of their fans. Why? it isn’t necessary and by choosing to be divisive they are requesting the criticism they are now complaining about. One side is being reasonable and it is not the kneeling protesters.

  51. Haywood J Moderated says:

    September 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Y’all need to dig into a history book and cross-reference a dictionary.

    A silent protest IS American.

    Trump is a tyrant.

    Obama IS a Nobel Laureate and Constitutional Scholar.

    A nobel laureate and constitutional scholar? Do you really believe that garbage? Racial injustice was already at an all time high during his term. Think long and hard about all those cops killing blacks and people were screaming “Racism!”. Who was the president when all that was going on?? And let’s not talk about the number of mass shootings that was linked to overseas terrorism yet the “Nobel Laureate” wouldn’t dare title it as “terrorism”.

  52. If you are okay with the fashion of these protests then you are okay with Westboro Baptist Church. Is it legal? yes. Is it wrong? Yes

  53. “Obama IS a Nobel Laureate and Constitutional Scholar.

    A nobel laureate and constitutional scholar? Do you really believe that garbage? Racial injustice was already at an all time high during his term.”

    Uh no. Racial injustice was at an all time high when slavery was still legal. It wasn’t much farther behind that in the period up until the 1980s. I remember when schools were integrated in Boston, I was in my mid to late teens and the scenes I saw on TV of mobs screaming at the black kids were frightening.

    What happened under Obama was a knee jerk reaction by all the closet racists that had been forced to hide it for quite a few years.

  54. knowmewell85 says:

    September 28, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    If you all are protesting the NFL why do all you keep coming to this football site trying to win the comments section? Really many of you are so ignorant it will be impossible to every recognize your ignorance.
    ________________

    So if we do not agree than we should go away… Your hypocrisy is frightening.

  55. Protest Police brutality in the right forum/arena. Football is a sport and not a government system. Its for fun .. yes its a business but its a sport.

    Protesting cops when your supposed to getting paid millions to play football . its stupid and unrelated.

  56. “organizations working in oppressed communities.” LOL

    That’s the same line that Communist Colin Kaepernick used. I suppose donating to the the CPUSA will make him feel better, but it will do absolutely zero for “oppressed communities” other than give them another avenue to be truly oppressed.

  57. Bill Bixby says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    Why not donate and do whatever and then just stop protesting during the anthem? You donating money doesn’t excuse protesting the anthem. And if it’s not about the flag or anthem, how about you choose another time to protest? It’s not rocket science
    ___________________________________________________
    No Billy Joe Bob it’s not rocket science. But these “boys” are only 3/5th human so what do you expect right fellas? #MAGA

  58. Titan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    Inequality is a result of capitalism.
    Time to advance beyond it.
    ————————————

    A bigger lie has never been said.

    Capitalism is the equality of the individual under the law not equality of outcomes.

    You are free to move to any of the other countries about the globe who try to practice equality of outcomes. I would suggest one of two that are the very best at producing the most equal outcomes – either North Korea or Venezuela.

  59. objectivefootballfan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    People need to understand that NFL Players are not protesting the flag.

    //////////////

    You need to understand that using our National Anthem is not the platform for your protest.

  60. It’s just like I said take a knee for 3 minutes throw a little around problem solved, feel good about myself. How about going out in the communities and actually be active in your cause, instead of paying someone to fight for the cause you feel so strong about.

  61. Some of you won’t be happy with anything these players do and others just don’t understand or care. The fact that some people can’t even agree there’s oppressed people/communities is scary.

  62. “simplec72 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Think he would’ve been mad if I took a knee when he’s brothers Flag covered coffin came back from Afghanistan?”

    Playing the national anthem at sporting events is not a funeral.

  63. “Michael E says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    This tax deductible PR stunt will not repair your image. Only an apology will.”

    His brother died in Afghanistan and you’re going to tell him what he can and can’t protest – who is he apologizing to, the families of those who died in service, aka, himself?

  64. “You need to understand that using our National Anthem is not the platform for your protest.”

    Except the very essence of our country that the Anthem stands for indicates they can peacefully protest when and however they see fit.

  65. I’m saying how many of these players are holding rallies or demonstrations, instead of saying I gave this much money to this group or that group. Because if your not going to give time for something then evidently it not worth fighting for. Stop gangs and drug dealers people resisting arrest and shooting at law enforcement nothing is going change

  66. Why not donate and do whatever and then just stop protesting during the anthem?

    What part of this don’t you get? The problem exists and has existed for a long time, mainly because people like you want any protests about it to be hidden somewhere they can ignore them. So nobody does anything because it’s more convenient. The only way to change that is to make it inconvenient. You’re supposed to get upset that they’re kneeling. You’re also supposed to find out why and what can be done to resolve what they’re protesting about. It’s why Michael Bennett put “uncomfortable” in the book title.
    Instead, you act like an idiot…probably because you were raised that way and/or not educated to behave any differently.

  67. I was raised to respect the law and get up and go to work everyday, now if some of these people would try it we wouldn’t be having this conversation. But instead people like you feel like oh I’m oppressed or oh my god they killed anything drug dealer or murderer who tried to shoot a cop or lead them on a high speed chase. Tired of the nonsense in society today and disrespectful people, and people having kids and raising them like animals

  68. Well you’ve got all the FOX talking points into one paragraph…they can probably use you on one of their shows.

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