Saints will kneel before anthem, then stand for it

AP

Last week, the Saints were scattered, but they’ve chose to both stand and kneel as one this week.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees tweeted out word that the team would kneel together prior to the national anthem, and then stand together during the song prior to their game in London against the Dolphins.

The move puts the Saints in line with others who are choosing to recognize the protests against police brutality and racial inequality, while also honoring the anthem.

Of course, people still booed when the Cowboys did that Monday night, which sort of proves that the anger some people feel has little to do with patriotism, and more to do with the fact others are against racism.

Last week in Charlotte, 10 Saints players sat on the bench during the anthem, after President Donald Trump said any “son of a bitch” who protested during the song should be fired.

42 responses to “Saints will kneel before anthem, then stand for it

  1. No, the people booing are showing that they don’t want ANY politics shoved into there time to escape the daily grind which already has politics in it.

  2. This whole thing is turning into one big colassol embarrassing joke.
    It’s like watching up-downs from the NFL.

  3. .
    What’s needed is a team by team compilation of what anthem actions will be taken by each club. That way we could keep track of who’s standing, kneeling, reclining, locking appendages or not bothering to show up at all.
    .

  4. I don’t get the point of the choreographed genuflect, but whatever.

    They should move beyond the awareness stage and get to work doing something about it.

  5. Here is a noble idea, how about the media stop showing it and covering it. And then perhaps let’s see what these players do on their day off and off season to actually protest then. You know when it’s not fame day.. yea that day!! You know the day they are all paid millions of dollars to play a sport for a living. And on your days off put your money and time into help remove these issues you are protesting for. Because the reason I turn on the game is to watch football!! Not political agendas.

  6. I just don’t know what to make of this kneeling down, standing up anymore. It is so easy to just get along with each other. Is it really that difficult to treat someone with respect or understand a different point of view? As far as anthem goes, in all the countries that I have been to and seen, no one ever sits during that time. I understand everyone has a right to do what they want, how they want and I am fine with that.

  7. Ever think the reason these fans booed at the cowboys had anything to do with NOT Knowing that the team planned to stand during the anthem? I hate the cowgirls but I disagree with your statement ‘which sort of proves that the anger some people feel has little to do with patriotism, and more to do with the fact others are against racism’

  8. DG, you still don’t get it just like last week on WFNZ. People booed the Cowboys not because they’re against others being against racism, they’re against politics in sports. The FANS pay money to watch these spoiled athletes play not be politicians.

  9. Then next week, a team will pee dance routine than ends with a kneel, then the anthem, then kumbaya. Please just stop already

  10. The existence of police brutality or systematic racism is a different topic for a different time and not in the scope of this website. The point here is that players are choosing to disrespect both the anthem and the flag to protest something entirely different. The intent of the protest does not change both the reality and the result.

    Let’s say PETA walked into a church/mosque/synagogue and threw blood all over everyone and everything in protest of animal cruelty. Their actions would be entirely inappropriate, sacrilegious, and disrespectful to people of religion – even if their actions had nothing to do with religion and were intended to protest something entirely different. It’s no different here. You can protest perceived notions of “police brutality” and “racism” all you want, but if you choose to carry out your protest by kneeling for the national anthem, then you’re still disrespecting the flag – even if that’s not your intention.

  11. So you think that the people who booed did so because they oppose the fight against racism? Sounds like you’re the one who is stereotyping and promoting hate. Maybe they booed simply because they’re tired of going to a football game and having to sit through a political demonstration, regardless of its intention. I guess that’s too difficult for you to comprehend, though. Easier to just call them racists. You are part of the problem.

  12. “Of course, people still booed when the Cowboys did that Monday night, which sort of proves that the anger some people feel has little to do with patriotism, and more to do with the fact others are against racism.”

    So because people didn’t like that they knelt during part of the anthem, they are against people who are against racism. That’s a baffling interpretation of reality.

  13. At this point, even the players don’t know why they’re kneeling. Stop the madness and just play ball for the people left still watching.

  14. arcross12042004scorp15 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

    This is the way to go.
    Make your point without being disrespectful of the anthem.
    ————————-

    What point are they making?

  15. “the anger some people feel has little to do with patriotism, and more to do with the fact others are against racism.”

    This statement is shameless. And what’s alarming is the ease of which people can lie. MSPFT. everyone

  16. charger383 says:

    September 29, 2017 at 8:23 am

    stop kneeling, it is causing support for what you are protesting

    What???
    So let me gets this right, kneeling in prayer before, during, after or whenever, gives you reason to “support” police brutality and inequality? Huh?

    This type of thinking, is the problem in a nutshell, know one can think straight
    any more.

  17. “Of course, people still booed when the Cowboys did that Monday night, which sort of proves that the anger some people feel has little to do with patriotism, and more to do with the fact others are against racism.”

    They were booed by Cardinal fans in Arizona with Jerry Jones on the field. Try to use your brain just a wee bit before drawing dumb conclusions.

  18. “Of course, people still booed when the Cowboys did that Monday night, which sort of proves that the anger some people feel has little to do with patriotism, and more to do with the fact others are against racism.”

    Your assumption says more about the reality you want to exist than the one that does exist.

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