NFL Endorses Trump’s White Supremacy, Bans Anthem Protest

Forced patriotism: New rules from the NFL will forbid players to protest police brutality and white supremacy during the National Anthem.

Caving to pressure from President Trump and other white supremacists, the NFL will force players to stand for the National Anthem. In a deplorable move, the NFL has released a new policy mandating that all players and staff “shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”

ESPN reports:

NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.

The announcement was swiftly denounced by many:

For the record, the Anthem protests have never been about denouncing the military, they have always been about protesting the white supremacy and police brutality that permeates our society, causing real harm to our fellow Americans who happen to be people of color.

In addition, there is nothing more patriotic than protesting injustice. In fact, preventing players from protesting racial injustice while the National Anthem is being played is ultimately a rejection of patriotism and the secular values upon which this nation was built.

Bottom line: By announcing a ban on player protests during the National Anthem, the NFL is giving tacit endorsement to police brutality and the white supremacy of President Donald Trump.

NFL Endorses Trump’s White Supremacy, Bans Anthem Protest (Image via Twitter)
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