Jed York calls President’s remarks “callous” and “offensive”

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The anthem protests began a year ago, with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On Saturday, the owner of the 49ers responded to the comments from the Commander-in-Chief regarding players who choose to do the same.

“The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” 49ers CEO Jed York said in a statement issued by the team. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world. The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve them, closer together.”

York’s team already has played this week, so he won’t be asked about the situation by reporters on Sunday or Monday. The other owners undoubtedly will be, regardless of whether they issue statements before then or not.

59 responses to “Jed York calls President’s remarks “callous” and “offensive”

  1. On March 3, 1931, U.S. President Herbert Hoover signed an act that officially made “The Star Spangled Banner” the national anthem for the United States. Before this time, the United States had been without any national anthem.

    People defending the national anthem need to realize it’s propaganda from the past during wartime. It’s not even 100 years old!

  2. The founding fathers would roll in their graves if they knew people were asked to stand for a flag. The funniest part is the people that defend the anthem so much also would be all about ‘Merica!

    They don’t realize they are what’s called, useful idiots

  3. York is absolutely correct.

    It’s nice to see that not all NFL owners are like Jerry Jones and Bob Kraft. They only care about the black ATHLETE, not the black MAN.

    #TakeAKnee

  4. That is probably the 8th owner that called out Trump in his bigoted ways and nonsense.

    All of the angry racist should take this time to stop watching football. Nobody will miss any of you ignorant fools! Good riddance!

  5. @niners816: You must be swimming in disappointment.

    You still have time to get on the correct side of history.

    Drumph is a clown.

    Shake yourself.

  6. For all the things wrong with my teams owner(Mike Brown of the Bengals), I dont have to worry about him releasing idiotic statements alienating half the fan base – he does that by the product he puts on the field – but I digress. Brown cares about what he should, the bottom line. Politics should not be in football. If players came out wearing maga hats I would not like that just like I dont like this.

  7. As a disabled veteran I support liberty… which means the choice to stand or kneel or burn the flag and berate this president or the last one.

    Mandatory patriotism has lead to horrible outcomes over the centuries.

  8. Football Fan Calls Kapernick and BLM “callous” and “offensive”.

    Thank God for the Great Justice System of the United States of America.

    Cuba’s, not so much.

  9. Liberal SJWs got James Damore fired from Google. Liberal SJWs got Brendan Eich forced out of the company he ran. These are your rules, pals. Sucks when someone applies them to YOU.

  10. Seriously, it all comes down to expressing your political views within the workplace. Fans do not sit at football parties and declare who they voted for during commercials. Now there will be even more division amongst viewership. Kinda like what would happen in the Home Depot and the Costco breakrooms if CEOs allowed political protests at work. If owners want this to continue, it will cost them dearly.

  11. I can’t stand York, but in this stance, good for him. Don’t sell-out your beliefs to make money.

  12. Ive read alot about fans tuning out because of the kneelers.. it never bothered me enough to stop watching football. Perhaps because it was only a few players. When half the league kneels tomorrow. I may for the first time in my adult life, only watch my teams game.

  13. Trump the Great Divider! Using taxpayer money to make divisive political statements, while his cabinet members fly around in private chartered jets to get a cup of coffee in the next state on taxpayers money.

  14. Social injustice? LOL

    Like the big Michael Brown lie the leftist media pushed and these mindless fools bought hook, line & sinker?

    The NFL is slitting it’s own wrist, keep it up fellas.

  15. Social injustice??? Everything I have heard of this whole thing is about the “racial profiling” by the police. If you don’t put yourself into the position to be arrested then you won’t be arrested. If you are stopped by the police, comply and don’t run. Pretty simple stuff. All of this kneeling stuff is about wanting to protect law breakers. Play the game that you signed a contract to, and have your brothers and sisters teach their kids right and wrong and to respect the law.

  16. Let’s see how Jed likes it when a galvanized 2018 Congress votes to revoke the NFL’s antitrust exemption that it currently enjoys, an exemption entitling the owners to unparalleled profits courtesy of the USA – you know, the country that some players like to disrespect during the playing of the anthem. Would serve them all right.

  17. The Star Spangled Banner, sung to an English drinking song written in 1760 (“The Anacreontic Song”), stumbled and bumbled its way to be the National Anthem in 1931. It beat out “Yankee Doodle”by George M. Cohan. It’s too bad that Cohan’s other great patriotic song, “You’re a Grand Old Flag” didn’t get considered. (“You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave. You’re the emblem of, the land I love, the home of the free and the brave.”) The Star Spangled Banner is now not even sung right. It ends with a question, but name one person who sung it that way. The inflection of the question being asked (Oh say does that start spangled banner yet wave…) is totally missing. And have you ever paid attention to the other verses? ‘Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto, in God is our trust.” The original drinking song asked the Greek poet Anacreon, who was fond of wine and salacious carousing, to bless the members of the Anacreontic Society for doing the same thing. Keep that in mind the next time you’re slugging down a Budweiser in the stadium parking lot at 10AM.

  18. A note to all the NFL SJWs….Retired Milwaukie County Sheriff David Clarke, a black man, got it right: “Quit trying to fix the police. Fix the ghetto”.

  19. An entitled “billionaire businessman” who doesn’t pay his contractors suddenly becomes the savior of the downtrodden.

    The lemmings who support Drumph are in for a harsh reality soon enough.

    The traitor will be out of office soon enough.

    I doubt he gets the Republican nomination in 2020, if he stays in office that long.

    You’ll see.

  20. “unfkwthabl says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    As a disabled veteran I support liberty… which means the choice to stand or kneel or burn the flag and berate this president or the last one.

    Mandatory patriotism has lead to horrible outcomes over the centuries.” and still does
    (NK,Russia,China,Venezuela,Cuba,et al)

  21. Mullman76

    You do realize that Trump is the POTUS and doesn’t need to secure a nomination in 2020? It’s nice to see my hard earned tax dollars at work to support that leftist public education system.

  22. granadafan says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm
    Not that I would ever agree with snowflake Trump but Jed York is offensive to 49ers fans

    ____________

    I don’t think snowflake means what you think it means.

  23. Ahhh Alabama. Once a member of the traitorous confederacy now throwing a tantrum because a few football players wouldn’t stand for the flag and national anthem they once fought to defeat. A state that still proudly flies the flag of the traitorous confederacy. Oh the irony.

  24. Jed York has PSLs in his stadium that cost $30K per seat….and somehow I’m supposed to be convinced he cares about equality? Seriously?

  25. Della Street says:

    September 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    granadafan says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Not that I would ever agree with snowflake Trump but Jed York is offensive to 49ers fans

    ____________

    I don’t think snowflake means what you think it means.
    ________________________

    Snowflake is a pejorative term, often misused by the reactionary right in a feeble attempt to denigrate forward thinking progressives. Where I’m from a snowflake is an Alt-Right bigot. That’s in line with the origination of the term which described those who were against the abolition of slavery. They, in their convoluted thinking, ascribed more value to white lives than black ones. And our orange makeup wearing coward commander-in-text is a prime example of a snowflake.

  26. Jed York is an idiot

    “The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for”

    Except it was your player Colin Kaepernick who was callous and offensive by NOT standing.

    You support him, but lambaste the president. Double standard?

  27. 24601jvj says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm
    Trump the Great Divider! Using taxpayer money to make divisive political statements, while his cabinet members fly around in private chartered jets to get a cup of coffee in the next state on taxpayers money.
    ————————-
    A Twitter account doesn’t cost the taxpayers a dime and Trump donates his salary back to a gov’t agency, this quarter to the Dept of Education. Last quarter he gave it to the National Park Service. Obama cabinet members were the 1st to use private chartered planes it’s just that most of the media looked the other way when it came to that admin so it was widely reported.

  28. As a Vietnam vet I hope I speak for many when I say…I support your right to protest, as it is your right. I also take great offense to that protest when it shows a great disrespect of our flag, anthem and country. The owners and NFL hierarchy have allowed you to show your disrespect at game time. I must show my anger as a fan and patriot by cutting all ties to the NFL. I will go without NFL football. My only wish is you show more regard to the 94% of blacks killed by other blacks than the 6%. You have allowed the MSM and dem party to pull the wool over your eyes. Lets focus on what really matters. BTW…based on a percentage of population cops kill more whites than blacks…maybe whites should be angrier than blacks.

  29. Allow me to retort, it’s not just about blacks getting killed by white cops. It’s about injustices committed against people of color. Who’s automatically assumed to be doing something wrong or illegal by the cops. How often are white people prosecuted wrongly and unjustly. Listen, I love whites(I grew up going to school that was mostly white), we grew up together. So imagine my surprise when I see injustices that I never witnessed in a white neighborhood. For example, don’t you find it strange that schools in neighborhoods that are predominantly something other than white are often underfunded……..example ie Philadelphia. Injustices go a lot farther than just killing blacks. Most people just think that’s the ugliest and longest lasting so they focus on that. I’m actually an independent so I can keep a level head while both Democrat’s and Republicans preach how their way is right. As far as the flag I don’t think the idea is to disrespect the flag. To me the flag is a symbol of the freedoms that we as country have because our grandfathers/uncles/fathers, like for instance the decision to sit or kneel when you feel something like the flag symbolizes freedom for whites and not blacks. Would you pledge your allegiance to something that meant something for one ethnicity and not yours. To me it’s kinda like saying my cousin (navy seal) is good enough to risk his life for this country, but is not due to receive the same amount of respect when he’s actually in the country.

  30. So much racism and hatred. Can’t we all just get along? Nothing that is happening in the last 10 months is healthy for anyone. Let them kneel. It’s the right they get to have in the great country of America.

  31. Never got onto the York ruined this team bandwagon but I truly believe if York feels this way, his line of sight, strategy and culture did ruin this team…. and continues too as well.

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