Delanie Walker and family have received death threats since protest during anthem

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Titans tight end Delanie Walker said he has received death threats, since telling fans who didn’t like the team’s protest during the national anthem that they were welcome to not watch the team’s games.

Walker posted a photo on Instagram of him greeting members of the military during a USO tour this spring, and reiterated his belief that the Titans sitting out last week’s anthem did not reflect any disrespect to those who served. Then it got disturbing.

The death threats that my family and I have received since my comments are heartbreaking,” he wrote. “The racist and violent words directed at me and my son only serve as another reminder that our country remains divided and full of hateful rhetoric. These words of hate will only fuel me in my efforts to continue my work reaching out to different community groups, listening to opposing voices, and honoring the men and women in the Armed Forces who risk their lives every day so that we may have this dialogue.

“I am proud to represent the many faces of Titans fans and believe that only through a more respectful discourse can we achieves the goals of unity, peace and racial equality that I know we all strive for.”

According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, Nashville police have not responded to a request for comment regarding any potential investigation of those threats.

The Titans said they’ve received death threats on the team’s social media accounts.

Singer Meghan Linsey, who took a knee at the end of her performance of the anthem, told the Tennesseean she had also received death threats.

“I’ve been waking up with anxiety a lot, and it’s hard to eat food and sleep, but other than that, I’m good,” she said. “I feel like I did the right thing. I don’t have any regrets.”

Walker defended the decision by the Titans and Seahawks to stay in the locker room during the anthem, and earlier in the week expressed disinterest at the suggestion of a fan boycott.

“Fans that don’t want to come to the game? OK, bye. If you feel we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to,” Walker said. “No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice.”

And Walker, who has spent time reaching out to those who serve to protect those freedoms, now has to worry about his own life because of it.

141 responses to “Delanie Walker and family have received death threats since protest during anthem

  1. I feel sorry for the situation with Mr. Walker and his family. Delanie is being divisive with his words. The Titans actually do ask me to come to their games.

  2. Walker is a moron. How can these players think they don’t need fans? Where do they think the money comes from? Millions fewer viewers and half empty stadiums. The protests are working if the goal is to destroy the nfl.

  3. Not surprised at all. When snowflakes get their feelings hurt they resort to violent threats. Death threats to someone protesting police brutality from the pro-police brutality crowd.

  4. First and foremost, I am opposed to anyone that has even thought about sending a death threat to anyone over this or any other similar issue.

    But, I also realize that Walker’s current comments are opposed to his earlier comments.

    Now:

    “I am proud to represent the many faces of Titans fans and believe that only through a more respectful discourse can we achieves the goals of unity, peace and racial equality that I know we all strive for.”

    Earlier:

    “Fans that don’t want to come to the game? OK, bye. If you feel we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to,” Walker said. “No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice.”

    His earlier comments show no attempt at respectful discourse, unity or peace. It was inflammatory rhetoric that was met with deserved outrage.

    If you choose to act with callous disregard for your fans, how can you expect to start any kind of serious dialogue.

    I hope authorities are able to track down and prosecute all the jackwagons that communicated death threats.

    I also hope that Walker will soon realize that his choice of words and actions have reactions.

  5. You have the right to protest – but must accept the consequences…

    Finally something on the other side of the scales to make these idiots think twice about their disrespectful behavior.

  6. And Walker, who has spent time reaching out to those who serve to protect those freedoms, now has to worry about his own life because of it.

    He joins every police officer in this country who, since Ferguson and the lie about Hands up don’t shoot, has had to live in fear of execution by the extremists spawned by the Big Lie Movement. Is it justice when a woman in uniform sitting in her vehicle is summarily executed over a lie?

  7. I’m from the show me state. Please provide the substance to substantiate the claim so everyone can see please

  8. Its his right as well as everyone else’s right to protest. Do I like it, no. I understand that no one is forced to do it, its the conscious choice to disrespect what the flag represents. I can respect staying in the locker room, or a kneel before the anthem (PIT/DAL)

    That said I dont get protesting the flag knowing what it symbolizes to people.

    Can I do something that offends someone and state Im doing it in protest, but I dont mean the it the way someone interprets it? I can tell you right away Ill be shut down for it, this is simply such a touchy subject and simply the method it was handled further divides people.

  9. He should just be glad he is not a conservative speaker trying to speak at Berkley. They get more than just threats.

  10. “Served to protect those freedoms”

    First thing: there is no ‘s’ in feedom

    Second thing: our freedom(or threats to our freedom) doesn’t reside in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, North Korea, etc…nobody is protecting it overseas, they are making money for the elites by protecting and securing GOD(Gold, Oil, Drugs)

  11. Regrettable, but this is the world we live in. It’s too bad too. 9 years ago we didn’t have race politics dominating the landscape but the left wing of the democratic party decided that it was a good way to wrestle power.

    Thanks, Obama.

    Please don’t pretend that people on the right don’t get what Walker got on a daily basis from the left. No matter what a person’s views are, when they are put out in public, the crazies on the opposite side will come for them.

  12. So let me get this straight. The people most angry about athletes protesting are saying this athletes should honour everything the flag stands for. And to emphasize their point they are making death threats. Exactly what flag are they are honouring? The Nazi flag?

    Grow up people. Good grief. Some of us have evolved. Maybe it is time you do too.

  13. While I certainly don’t condone death threats, Delanie didn’t just “welcome fans not to watch the team’s games”. He was a little more agitated about it. The death threats are disgraceful, ESPECIALLY because he has a child. But did he think he was going to get a positive reaction in this day and age of social media? Again, awful but sadly not surprising.

  14. This is the stuff that the far right does that typically the left does not. It’s okay to disagree and you have the right to. But using racist and violent language to threaten a man and his family is the most cowardice thing you can do. It’s like they don’t have the words and emotions to articulate their ideas. When their ideals of the norm are changed, they resort to violence – it’s sad. *The left is from from innocent as well, just seems this stuff seems to come from the right more often.

  15. To those fans threatening to boycott football baseball and basketball if players kneel – why not just boycott racism? I mean that’s the whole point, isn’t it?

  16. “I am proud to represent the many faces of Titans fans and believe that only through a more respectful discourse can we achieves the goals of unity, peace and racial equality that I know we all strive for.”

    And yet you will continue a demonstration that so many view as extremely disrespectful to those who have fallen in service and those that continue to serve our country. Whether or not disrespect was intended is not even pertinent. Opinions vary. It is divisive and steepens the slope to climb to achieve your goals.

  17. What a friggen baby. You DISRESPECT the flag and now want protection. You cant just take a knee and say its not against then flag. You dont get to choose what the flag represents. I hope you suffer. Your family is more than likely embarrassed by you.

  18. People are not born with racism and hatred in their hearts. They are taught to feel and believe that way beginning at an early age because of a lack of education and overall ignorance. There are really no better places to learn how to hate, despise and discriminate against people different than you than Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. Be careful Delanie, these are the same wackos that believe right to life includes killing doctors.

  19. Russia got you racists on FB and Twitter. They got you. That they knew how to pull your strings so effectively is kind of scary. It’s like they know you better than you know yourselves.

  20. Delanie: Thanks for letting us fans know that we don’t have to come and watch NFL games, particularly yours. Apparently, pro football fans don’t have to watch you on TV either and are opting to skip NFL broadcasts in ever-increasing numbers. Good luck with your new career in “reverse-marketing” and alienating your customers. Bye!

  21. No excuse for threats whatsoever, never. And I’m
    Not a Titans fan, or a lunatic. But I’m guessing his “bye” comment was what did it and brought out the crazies. I’ll admit it irritated me, and I’m a pitiful 49ers fan.

  22. “I’ve been waking up with anxiety a lot, and it’s hard to eat food and sleep, but other than that, I’m good,”

    What’d he expect. The height of arrogance (him) meets anonymous knuckleheads. Welcome to picking a fight with the Interwebs. Oh, it’s probably best to shut up and concentrate on your job, Delanie, instead of baiting the crowd. He knew what he was doing and he probably knew there would be issues. Or maybe he’s too stupid to realize that. Arrogant.

  23. Death threats are wrong, anyone that does that over this is crazy and should be locked away…… But….

    These protests have gotten way out of hand and the NFL is digging themselves deeper and deeper. They are mostly to blame for lot of this. We have been told, recently, its not about the anthem (then why hijack it) or the flag. But, CK’s initial protest stated it WAS all about the FLAG (I will not stand for a flag that represents a country oppressive to blacks). Then, he moved on to the Pig socks….

    Since then, we have been told that it was about police brutality, yet Browns decide to lock arms with police, then it was about inequality, then it was “unity: (lol with a divided fan base, but whatever….), then it is about response to Trump… NFL said it was players “right” to “express” themselves, yet they have always been restrictive and have picked/chosen when and why to allow that “freedom” to exist (denying many other “causes” such as slain Dallas Police, 911, etc)

    Bottom line- its really all about POLITICS. NFL (Goodell, Lockhart, etc…) is allowing their far LW bias and hatred to Trump to show. They have become the useful idiots of the LW establishment that hates and attacks all red-blooded American institutions to advance their agenda of division for political gain

    This hot mess is why 99% of companies tell their employees NEVER to discuss politics or religion.

  24. This whole ‘death threat’ thing has been going around lately.

    I’ve heard President Trump has even received a few. There are apparently a lot of reasons for which people have to worry for their lives these days. #sad

  25. Death threats against ANYONE are NOT ok … ever.

    Then again, Walker didn’t need to go out of his way to further disrespect fans who opposed the protests either.

  26. Well, one thing’s for sure. We know that Walker doesn’t trust the cops, so there’s no use calling them for protection.

    I have a proposal to this issue that should solve the problem. The kneeling at the anthem was designed call to attention what many in minority communities perceive as police brutality against them. So how about this: No more police officers at NFL games. Let it be up to the players and the fans to police themselves. If the cops are inherently racist, then there’s no need to have them present anyway.

    Let the owners figure out how to keep order in the stadiums when drunks start causing trouble, or throwing things at the opposing team’s players. It might be chaos, but hey, it’s better than having the source of the problem (cops) present which just makes matters worse, right? If what these kneeling players are calling attention to is as bad as they say it is, then they should have no problem telling cops their services are no longer needed at NFL stadiums on game day.

  27. Poke the bear and people get bit. No place for death threats but its clear there are very passionate voices on the other side, Delanie. Making arrogant and indignant comments like that, I’m surprised you’re surprised to get a little backlash.

  28. It’s also important to remember that to have death threats, it only requires one idiot out of the millions of football fans out there. While his comments had a negative attitude that could upset others, the vast majority of people would just consider him a jerk and move on.

    It’s also important to know that many celebrities and sports athletes get death threats because they are famous. It’s unfortunate but it’s more common in a digital world where people can believe they are anonymous.

  29. This ticks me off. The idiots doing this kinda stuff don’t speak for me or I’m sure most of the commenters on here. The right wing extremists are just as bad as left extremists and they’re equally as stupid

  30. While it certainly sucks that it’s happening, Mr. Walker and his family most likely have little to worry about….the backwards-azz hillbillies that sent the threats don’t have the guts to actually follow through….none of them do

  31. I’m no fan at all of all this kneeling and “protesting”. But him and his family shouldn’t have gotten death threats. That’s going too far. I will say no one should buy his jersey anymore though.

  32. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

  33. He is also “free” to not use my entertainment as a place for political/social/racial statements.

    He can be “free” to not have anyone buy his jersey and be “freed” from his contract when his poorly chosen words result in a loss of revenue for the Titans.

  34. People’s priorities have gotten lost, all spurred on by the orange orangutan. Sending death threats is pathetic especially towards a family, over what…a political issue ? While people in Puerto Rico are struggling to get their lives back together, the orange orangutan is more concerned about the NFL. Priorities.

  35. Amy Adams Strunk and her sisters have to be furious…..basically he’s telling current fans to take a hike and not do business with his EMPLOYEER. Gotta make Ms. Strunk super proud to have him as a employee.

  36. I don’t like the anthem protests and I find myself watching less football in general partially because of those protests, but mostly because of the excessive level of BS in the NFL these days. All that being said, there is no place for death threats, racist comments or any other disgusting behavior. Watch or don’t watch, but at the end of the day, it’s just a stupid game.

  37. Wave around a Confederate flag Mr. Walker, and you will receive hosannas from these moonbats. In all seriousness, the threats are coming from the Russian trolls who have been sounding off on social media about this, so do as the rest of America does and ignore them.

  38. lot’s of easily baited racist simpletons out there and Walker baited them.

    Sorry but you were looking for a reaction when you said what you said and now you got it.

  39. Top sponsors for the NFL ….. Hit them in the wallet …….. Gatorade, Comcast, Ford, Coke, Geico, Papa Johns, Miller, Pepsi, Verizon, Ticketmaster, Anheuser Busch

  40. The same Hypocrites claiming show me the evidence or it didn’t happen are the ones certain Hillary was guilty despite no evidence after 5 years. Trump supporters are the simplest on that planet. And like him, total losers!

  41. dsigrey says:

    September 29, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Guess we really don’t believe in what the flag stands for in this country do we… I guess freedom only applies to certain individuals.

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    Huh? – the only one who’s freedom is being threatened here are the people that will be arrested for the death threats. We have the freedom to protest and we have the freedom to disagree with this protest. This hyperbole is what’s causing us to not be able to talk- people need to tone it down.

  42. “why not just boycott racism?”

    That is the oldest trick in the book. All of us ,nearly all of us, support the police and we believe the justice system has worked effectively in balancing all the evidence and clearing cops that killed people who had threatened them. The other side believes justice didn’t work. It is not about this easy solution you pretend is readily available. If criminals resort to threatening police, they will be killed. It is highly unlikely that the narrative that cops kill black people for racist reasons, the cops that did kill probably made dozens or hundreds of arrests of black people without incident before they drew their gun on the tabloid homicide.

  43. “6thsense10 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 6:45 am
    Not surprised at all. When snowflakes get their feelings hurt they resort to violent threats. Death threats to someone protesting police brutality from the pro-police brutality crowd.”

    Nothing like protesting racial inequality while using racial slurs, stay classy!

  44. Indybear says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:36 am
    People are not born with racism and hatred in their hearts. They are taught to feel and believe that way beginning at an early age because of a lack of education and overall ignorance. There are really no better places to learn how to hate, despise and discriminate against people different than you than Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. Be careful Delanie, these are the same wackos that believe right to life includes killing doctors.
    _______________
    How’d your Bears do last night?

  45. This protest is bringing out and revealing a lot of racists with a rally cry of fake-President Trump. Which is crazy to me because a real president will be respesenting all of his citizens and trying to extinguish the flames instead of throwing gasoline on the fire, but we’re a
    Country without a president. Fake-President Trump only represents a certain demographic not the whole country. This is why nobody wants to go to the White Hiouse – it lacks a true Head of State or “Head of Country’” as Ivanka calls it.

    Side note: Sitting is disrespectful, but kneeling is more respectful than standing. Standing is acknowledgement, kneeling is deference.

  46. orangecrush78 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:22 am
    This is the stuff that the far right does that typically the left does not. It’s okay to disagree and you have the right to. But using racist and violent language to threaten a man and his family is the most cowardice thing you can do. It’s like they don’t have the words and emotions to articulate their ideas. When their ideals of the norm are changed, they resort to violence – it’s sad. *The left is from from innocent as well, just seems this stuff seems to come from the right more often.

    Like when the left throws a blanket statement out like all racists are Trump voters? Or how welcoming “the left” was to conservative speakers at colleges? Quit with the condescension toward conservative people, it’s really getting old.

  47. “srector1224 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:43 am
    The knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Trumptards strike again!”

    Just want to make sure I’m understanding what’s right and what’s wrong here. Insulting people and calling them names is ok as long as it doesn’t reference their skin color. All other items are fair game? Can we make fun of height, age, or sex?? Intelligence? Seriously getting confusing now??????

  48. Walker seems like a real genius, probably would have been more intelligent but seems I’ve persecuted him throughout this life.

    A few things:
    1) I don’t believe this at all, just playing the victim card…again
    2) Without fan support, the NFL will eventually theoretically go under. What besides street sweeping is Walker qualified to do?
    3) He made a choice, others will make theirs. More free speech hypocrisy from the left.

  49. “I’ve been waking up with anxiety a lot, and it’s hard to eat food and sleep, but other than that, I’m good,”

    What’d he expect. The height of arrogance (him) meets anonymous knuckleheads.

    ———

    Reading comprehension helps….that quote was from the singer who knelt at the end of the anthem. Not surprised you got it all wrong.

    People who get all emotional and angry rarely listen. They are too busy thinking up something clever to say to “win”…

    I recognize this easily because I am married.

  50. Don’t worry, if the NFL cannot find a way to remove politics from the games, nobody will be at the games. If your not disrespecting the flag and the military, then why do you choose to take a knee during the presentation of colors and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner? Why not take a knee during the kickoff? People know disrespect when they see it so don’t do it and then call it something else because that would be insulting our intelligence. We know what we see.

  51. NFL players get death threats by FF owners for dropping passes. Shouldn’t happen, but you’re a public figure (and now a controversial one) in a country with 323 million people. I hope anyone threatening to kill anyone is arrested and jailed immediately.

  52. Only vile disgusting people would make death threats over this. That’s what happens in totalitarian countries, not in democracies. No surprise with a fascist wannabe dictator in the white house. Anyone who would make a death threat like this is beyond unAmerican. They represent the worst of humanity.

  53. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, only if my fellow Americans agree with me and refuse to point out injustices and inequity in this country”

    Fixed your pledge for you

  54. orangecrush78 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:22 am
    This is the stuff that the far right does that typically the left does not. It’s okay to disagree and you have the right to. But using racist and violent language to threaten a man and his family is the most cowardice thing you can do. It’s like they don’t have the words and emotions to articulate their ideas. When their ideals of the norm are changed, they resort to violence – it’s sad. *The left is from from innocent as well, just seems this stuff seems to come from the right more often.
    —————–
    Your kidding right? Have you been watching the violent left lately?? Showing up to any and all protest that doesn’t carry their approval. Also, so Social injustice began when Trump was elected, do not remember any Anthem protest during his 8 years…politics and Liberal agenda is what is at the core NOW, no one is really doing anything about Social Injustice (because it doesn’t exist).

  55. orangecrush78 says:

    September 29, 2017 at 7:22 am

    This is the stuff that the far right does that typically the left does not
    —————————————————————-

    sorry, but the people that shot JFK, RFK and Malcolm X would all fall on the left side of the current spectrum.

  56. While I whole heartedly think Walker is a moron, the people making death threats are hands down the biggest pieces of TIHS. Yea the dude is an idiot, but to threaten anyone, for any reason is beyond the pale. I hope they track these idiots down and toss them in jail.

  57. yawwwnnnn….I need to keep my 15 minutes going, oh I know, i’ll say I’m getting death threats now! You are able to talk to the media to let them know of these “death threats” but fail to bring just one with you? no cell phone with it on a recorded message? no scribbled note saying they want to kill you because of your protest? surely you could have gotten one of your posse to scribble a note to take with you or leave a message on your cell phone right?

    Watch come Monday how the nfl changes its tune and is pleading, begging fans to return! not going to happen!!

  58. 6thsense10 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 6:45 am
    Not surprised at all. When snowflakes get their feelings hurt they resort to violent threats. Death threats to someone protesting police brutality from the pro-police brutality crowd.

    ———–

    Resort to violence like BLM or Antifa?

  59. If its on the teams social media accounts we should be seeing that right? But honestly I dont. There is a certain amount of disturbing posts on every team’s accounts not so much about the protest but just from the ‘angry hater + internet anonyminity = toxic keyboard cowboy’ effect. I see those all the time (And dismiss them as noise). But I have not seen the ones referred to here.

  60. I do know that if I was to on a national stage say – “ I take my pet to the vet for treatment he needs even though it terrifies him and he hates it” and had a social media account open for everyon to say whatever on in anonyminity I would get praise for taking the neccesary steps even unpleasant ones to care for my animal, I would get the people with mixed feelings understanding why but questioning my methods, I would get the people asking if I enjoy or get a kick out if the animals angst, and I would get condemnation for willfully bringing torment to an animal incuding suggestions I should die and/or be killed for it. Thats how that or any topic rolls on the internet.

  61. audio2sell says:
    September 29, 2017 at 6:21 am
    Sure he has. Another SJW liar
    —————————–

    And I bet you believe that the woman murdered by a white supremacist in Charlottesville was just a story made up by the New York Times, CNN, and others in the “mainstream media,” don’t you?

  62. Reading these comments embarrasses me as an American. How can u justify death threats because of a stupid song?! Some of you people should be ashamed of your selves. If you are that serious about a damn flag maybe you should be in a communist country! And if your so patriotic then why aren’t you pissed off about the flag being used as a prop for a football game. The ceremony breaks about 3 or 4 flag codes in and of itself. But I’m sure you fake patriots knew that right? I doubt it smh

  63. xlivsaints says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:34 am
    You made your bed, now sleep in it. “Free speech” does not mean monkey see, monkey do, and say whatever the heck I want without potential consequences.
    _____________________________________________________________’

    I 100% agree on both sides of the free speech argument. You can say what you want, but you may get consequences. HOWEVER – threatening death on a man and his family is way past the ideals of free speech. It is a crime, and I hope the FBI or local authorities look into it. It is probably harmless rhetoric, but law enforcement should make examples out of them.

  64. I am firmly on the side of standing for the anthem and enough of the protests already and lets move on to how we as a society will get things fixed. Mr. Walker it is not ok to just dismiss the fans because they you know ultimately pay your salary.

    And one way we will never get things fixed is to send death threats. That is not ok never EVER to do that.

  65. orangecrush78 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:22 am
    This is the stuff that the far right does that typically the left does not.

    ——————
    So you think the alt left and antifa limit their activities to handing out paper flowers? (Using helments and sticks while wearing masks or hiding their faces)

  66. whywerule says:
    September 29, 2017 at 9:52 am
    audio2sell says:
    September 29, 2017 at 6:21 am
    Sure he has. Another SJW liar
    —————————–

    And I bet you believe that the woman murdered by a white supremacist in Charlottesville was just a story made up by the New York Times, CNN, and others in the “mainstream media,” don’t you?

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    No, I know that to be fact, just like I know it to be fact that it was the left that started the violence that day, just like I know there was within the statute protesters (it was not all of them nor even a majority) a group of neo nazis just begging someone to attack them. One if the few times I have agreed with Trump (very few) was when he pointed out that when you have two groups of people fighting in the streets then shame on all of them. I agree with your point on how right wing extremists are a problem, but I disagree with you trying to play it like the left is all innocent. Both sides are too polarized so that they combine to be a huge problem for America. And the fact that both sides resort to violence and other unsavory methods just makes it worse. But the key thing is it is both sides. The guys trying to play all innocent are delusional liars.

  67. the black guy who shot up the white church was a black supremacist. where’s the angst over that. if you think walker wrote that reply himself your a bigger fool than he is. not smart enough

  68. Death Threats? I believe it. Racist Trolls behind the keyboard being all “bold” will send something like that. People get all brave behind their keyboards. And these comments are hilariously naive. I know baseball players that have received racist death threats in the mail because the team lost. Just imagine if they did something some privileged people (that are too dumb to figure out why) didn’t agree with.

  69. “the black guy who shot up the white church was a black supremacist. where’s the angst over that. if you think walker wrote that reply himself your a bigger fool than he is. not smart enough”

    According to people like you, that would be karma for Dylan Roof. It works both ways, see?

  70. When Kevin Sumlin’s wife posted the racist, vile death threats on Twitter was that the proof you needed? It’s sickening people would ask for someone to expose the death threats they’ve been sent. Imagine being a kid and hearing your dad talk about dealing with death threats because he took a stance against social injustices. I know that’s hard for many to fathom, but that’s reality as a black man in America. People wear the American flag as bathing suits, they put it on beer cans, they make memorabilia out of it, isn’t that against the flag code? Do you guys complain about that? Again nobodies protesting the flag, they’re using a platform that millions of people tune into on a weekly basis to ignite a conversation about social injustices faced by POCs in America. If that’s so difficult to understand, I don’t know what to tell you. The NFL made $13 billion more than the NBA last year, I don’t believe all of the NFL’s fans are racist or share the beliefs that many of you do, so if you believe your refusal to tune in hurts the brand or the players’ pockets, you are sadly mistaken.

  71. youngnoizecom says:
    September 29, 2017 at 10:49 am
    When Kevin Sumlin’s wife posted the racist, vile death threats on Twitter was that the proof you needed?

    Perhaps you’re too young to remember. We heard this same rhetoric during the Tawana Brawley episode. We were asked to take her lies at face value and were deemed racists if we didn’t. Another case where police were red meat for those who have taught their children from birth that they should distrust and refuse to cooperate with police and to distrust all whites.

    Sorry but too many cries of wolf to just knee jerk each time someone make such a serious claim with no backup other than the fact that they are black and should be believed no matter how outrageous the claim.

  72. snowdood163 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 8:57 am
    orangecrush78 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:22 am
    This is the stuff that the far right does that typically the left does not. It’s okay to disagree and you have the right to. But using racist and violent language to threaten a man and his family is the most cowardice thing you can do. It’s like they don’t have the words and emotions to articulate their ideas. When their ideals of the norm are changed, they resort to violence – it’s sad. *The left is from from innocent as well, just seems this stuff seems to come from the right more often.

    Like when the left throws a blanket statement out like all racists are Trump voters? Or how welcoming “the left” was to conservative speakers at colleges? Quit with the condescension toward conservative people, it’s really getting old.

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    I would consider myself more conservative, than liberal. I wasn’t implying all conservatives at all. The far right tends to do things like kill doctors, send pipe bombs, make death threats. The left definitely has their issues as well – just saying one tends to be more extreme than the other, most of the time.

  73. Being a combat veteran I don’t particularly care for them kneeling. However, if he is receiving death threats then that is TOTALLY ridiculous. Threats like that are a crime and I hope they can locate the people who have done it. My guess is if they are located they’d look all sorry and say they didn’t mean it. Too bad….give them lots of time in prison to think about their pathetic lives.

  74. youngnoizecom says:
    September 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

    When Kevin Sumlin’s wife posted the racist, vile death threats on Twitter was that the proof you needed? It’s sickening people would ask for someone to expose the death threats they’ve been sent. Imagine being a kid and hearing your dad talk about dealing with death threats because he took a stance against social injustices. I know that’s hard for many to fathom, but that’s reality as a black man in America. People wear the American flag as bathing suits, they put it on beer cans, they make memorabilia out of it, isn’t that against the flag code? Do you guys complain about that? Again nobodies protesting the flag, they’re using a platform that millions of people tune into on a weekly basis to ignite a conversation about social injustices faced by POCs in America. If that’s so difficult to understand, I don’t know what to tell you. The NFL made $13 billion more than the NBA last year, I don’t believe all of the NFL’s fans are racist or share the beliefs that many of you do, so if you believe your refusal to tune in hurts the brand or the players’ pockets, you are sadly mistaken.
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    Sure, ONLY people of color experience this. Only ignorant people think only people of color experience this.

    We live in a world where policies created by people of all races, colors, and creeds, and enforced by people of all races, colors, and creeds negatively effects people of all races, colors, and creeds.

    Why do people of color pretend they are the only ones suffering? Are they that ignorant?

    The fact is the players ARE protesting the flag, the anthem, America, white people, etc. This was MEANT to be divisive.

    Maybe I should protest at a church, or a wedding, or during a movie at a theater. Get the point?

    You pick stupid times to protest things in an IGNORANT way, guess what’s going to happen, people are going to be ignorant back to you.

    You egg people on by saying you don’t need them, and don’t watch the game, there are going to be psycho people who take your over the top position and take it even further over the top.

    Social injustices. Get off the SJW bandwagon. Start talking about the policies that got us here.

    Like how Democrat Bill Clinton signed NAFTA, the repeal of Glass-Stegall, militarized the police and the rumor is the botched WACO raid was Hillary’s influence on Bill.

    Barrack Obama could of reinstated Glass-Steagall, he didn’t. He didn’t want to. Instead he gave the banks the power to bail-in your money. That means take your deposits from you. He didn’t prosecute Wall Street. He gave them money, lots of it. The people that screwed us all, got trillions.

    He didn’t end NAFTA, he signed CAFTA, and wanted TTP. He massively increased spying and even used it as a political tool. He helped militarize the police. He murdered American children with drone strikes, he funded/armed/trained Nazi’s and ISIS/Al-Qeada and oversaw a state department and CIA that created wars in Syria, Libya, Ukraine. He sided with Saudi Arabia with JASTA…. meaning the victims families of 9/11 were oppressed because Obama favored Saudi Arabia over them. Think of all the oppression Obama himself did. I can go on and on.

    So what you are protesting is nothing. It’s pretty much meaningless. Focus on the big stuff, the policy that actually creates the conditions EVERYONE is suffering from. Police deaths that are killing everyone a ton? Hmmm, maybe we should focus on the policies that got us here, and change them.

    It’s not about race, it’s about policy. People of color aren’t the only ones suffering, and people of color very much created this situation. Not just Obama, but many in congress.

    They don’t ignite a conversation. They divide people, and make it a circus.

    Focus on reality of the situation, and don’t pretend being ignorant and pissing people off is ‘igniting a conversation’. People of color need to wake up to their ignorance. Everyone needs to wake up to their ignorance.

    Disrespecting the flag and pretending only people of color are suffering is the height of ignorance.

  75. Some of you have serious mental problems. Death threats are not the natural consequence for anything he said, unless you’re an absolute inbred HillRod with an intelligence so low, if someone called you stupid it would be a compliment. WTF is wrong with people?

  76. This topic really makes it easier to identify the racists in the crowd. Just read the messages above. They’re literally asking for equal rights. Where were you born that you think that they shouldn’t be allowed to do that?

  77. Americas favorite brand: news flash for you. If you hate the people who are beating up neo-nazis then you’re not a good human, not a good American and probably are racist. This is fact.

  78. 1. Sending death threats is never acceptable.
    2. This is nothing new. Even for a Football player.
    3. Receiving a death threat from a wacko does not automatically make you right or give legitimacy to your actions/cause.

    Conclusion: Publicly announcing death threats received because you announced something publicly leads me to believe you do not take the death threats seriously. Since death threats are unfortunately common for public figures, you understand the chances of someone actually going through with the threat is about the same as being struck by lightning and bitten by a cobra at the same time. I can only surmise that you decided to publicly announce the death threats that you are not taking seriously because you feel it helps validate your actions in some odd twisted way. Way to not let the message get in the way of the focus being on you.

  79. I think it’s hilarious that so many people are calling out Antifa for actually being physically violent towards neo-nazis. As far as I’m concerned they’re just speaking their language. Try to reason with nazis like an educated person and they see you as somebody that thinks you’re better than them. They don’t actually listen.

    Try and remember that the ENTIRE WORLD sent millions of men and women across the globe to KILL nazis, let alone punch them in the face.

    Now you are mad that somebody wants to punch a nazi in the face? Your grandfather or great grandfather is rolling over in his grave…even if he was a racist.

    Nazis=bad….get it straight you sound so ignorant.

  80. Personally I don’t think half of these embarrassing racist comments are real.

    The Russians are here. Most of the worst posts are happening in the wee hours of the morning….or work hours in Russia.

    Already proven on FB and Twitter that they posed as black activists preaching stuff to get you guys all riled up and posted as white racists to get the rest of us all riled up.

    Propoganda has reached new heights here I believe. This would be a good place to continue this battle unchecked, unexposed.

    Despite what you wish were true racism will always be bad and people against it will always have the moral High Ground.

  81. Who doesn’t receive death threats on social media? To take this as a serious, legitimate threat is a stretch. Millions of these threats are made every day, what makes Walker any more important than anyone else? He never should have started on Twitter if he couldn’t keep it in perspective.

  82. Snowflake alert, snowflake alert.
    Hate to burst the vainglorious wannabe Kunta Kinte’s bubble, but down-voting a pop video by Justin Bieber or Beyonce over on YouTube will most certainly beget you far more more death wishes and death threats than playing a celebrity martyr.

    I’ve never lost any sleep over a single YouTube threat because, well, they all stem from bored and boring lifeless fans – you know, folks living in their parents’ basement, smoking weed, adoring pop idols and sports stars. Same kind of people.

  83. blknyellow says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:22 am
    To those fans threatening to boycott football baseball and basketball if players kneel – why not just boycott racism? I mean that’s the whole point, isn’t it?

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    Exactly. To make everyone happy they can boycott racism outside the Stadiums on game days. One side protests and the other boycotts and the rest of us can enjoy the extra time in our lives.

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