Tag Archives: National Anthem

POLL: Majority Don’t Find Anthem Kneeling Unpatriotic

Axios reports: A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday found that the majority of U.S. voters — 58% — don’t find kneeling by NFL players during the national anthem unpatriotic. The majority of Republicans (70%) find the protest unpatriotic, opposed to 23% who don’t. When it comes to athletes’ right to protest, 82% of Democrats say they do have ...

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Trump Doesn’t Know Words To “God Bless America”

Deadspin reports: Donald Trump’s hastily arranged replacement for the Super Bowl champion Eagles’ White House visit featured the president making a very brief appearance to talk about how great the economy is and, then, stand awkwardly while mouthing maybe half the words to “God Bless America” like a Yankees fan in right field who started drinking at seven in the ...

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Fox News Apologizes For Implying That Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt During Anthem (None Ever Did)

Media Matters reports: After President Donald Trump falsely implied that players of the Philadelphia Eagles protested during the national anthem, Fox News aired a segment that furthered Trump’s lie. At 10:55 p.m. on June 4, Trump tweeted that a planned White House event with the Eagles was canceled, writing, “Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National ...

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Trump Disinvites Super Bowl Champions Over Anthem Protests (Some Of Them Were Never Coming Anyway)

Via press release from Glorious Leader: “The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our ...

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New York Times: The NFL’s Owners Have Knelt Before A President Who Relishes Demonizing Black Athletes

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The owners of the National Football League have concluded, with President Trump, that true patriotism is not about bravely standing up for democratic principle but about standing up, period. Rather than show a little backbone themselves and support the right of athletes to protest peacefully, the league capitulated to a president ...

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Forced Patriotism: Trump Says If You Don’t Stand For The Anthem, Maybe You Shouldn’t Be Here [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: “The NFL has made a decision on something that means a lot to you and a lot of other Americans,” Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade asked. “What’s your reaction Mr. President?” “Well I think that’s good,” Trump said. “I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms. But still I think it’s good.” “You have to ...

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NY Jets Owner: I’ll Pay The Fine If My Players Kneel

Newsday reports: Despite the NFL’s approval of a revised policy that requires players on the field to stand during the national anthem, Jets chairman Christopher Johnson told Newsday on Wednesday that his players are free to take a knee or perform some other protest without fear of repercussion from the team. “I do not like imposing any club-specific rules,” Johnson ...

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NFL Owners Approve National Anthem Rules: Players May Stay In Locker Room, Teams Fined For Protests

The Washington Post reports: NFL owners approved a new national anthem policy Wednesday that gives individual teams the authority to set their own anthem-related rules and permits players to remain in the locker room during the playing of the anthem, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. The new policy eliminates the current requirement from the league’s game operations ...

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NFL Owners Weigh 15-Yard Penalty For Kneeling

Sports Illustrated reports: On Tuesday, NFL owners put three hours aside for a privileged session to speak—amongst themselves and family members—about the most sensitive of topics. One was how the league will handle players kneeling during the national anthem going forward. An idea being floated in the room goes like this: It would be up to the home team on ...

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OJ Simpson Backs Trump On NFL Player Protests

The Buffalo News has published an extensive interview with OJ Simpson. Here’s the bit getting the most attention: Simpson and Trump once were friends and golf buddies. Simpson attended Trump’s December 1993 wedding to Marla Maples at the Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City. Two years later, Trump suggested on the “Howard Stern Show” that Simpson was framed for the Brown ...

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CANADA: National Anthem To Go Gender-Neutral

The BBC reports: The Canadian Senate has passed a bill that changes the text of the English-language version of the national anthem to make it gender-neutral. It now awaits royal assent by the governor general to become law. The move is set to change the words “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command” in the anthem, ...

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Bad Lip Reading: Trump’s National Anthem [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: For a man who has spent so much time demanding that players respect the national anthem by standing, he seemed to struggle when it came to mouthing along to the patriotic song. Fortunately, “Bad Lip Reading” is here to decipher what exactly Trump was singing on the sidelines. By their estimation, it was mostly nonsense syllables, ...

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WATERMELON: Trump Mumbles The National Anthem

Mediaite reports: Prior to the start of last night’s college football championship game between Alabama and Georgia, President Donald Trump took to the field to participate in the pregame singing of the national anthem. Considering that the president has made a really big deal about athletes showing respect during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner, this presented the opportunity for ...

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Papa John’s Begs Nazis Not To Buy Their Pizza After Nazi Site Names Them The Official Pizza Of Alt-Right

Papa John’s is getting unwelcome rave reviews after blaming declining sales on NFL protests after they yanked NFL advertising because of the protests. Newsweek reports: Papa Johns has told racists not to eat its food, after a neo-Nazi website claimed the pizza chain was the official pie of the alt-right. The Daily Stormer posted a picture of a swastika pizza ...

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Papa John’s Yanks NFL Advertising Due To Anthem Protests And Then Bitches That Sales Have Cratered

ESPN reports: Executives from Papa John’s, the official pizza company of the NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday about the league’s ongoing player protests during the national anthem. “The NFL has hurt us,” company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.” Executives said the company has pulled ...

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Colin Kaepernick Lands $1 Million Book Deal

The New York Post reports: Colin Kaepernick has inked a book deal worth just over $1 million with Random House imprint One World, Page Six has exclusively learned. One World’s headed by book world superstar Chris Jackson, who also publishes Jay-Z and Ta-Nehisi Coates. He launched One World last year. Ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick launched the current movement of ...

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T-Shirt: “I Stand For The National Anthem”

This image is going viral via Deadspin: This man at Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game respects the United States and its national anthem so much that he turned the country’s flag into a picnic blanket. Reader Marshall spotted the patriot, who is better than all of us, at the Jets’ stadium. “Basically, me and my friend were walking around the stadium sometime ...

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NFL Calls Out Trump’s Lie About Anthem Protests

Fox News reports: The NFL on Wednesday refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that league Commissioner Roger Goodell is “finally demanding” that players stand up during the national anthem. “Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the Anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The ...

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NFL Coach Resigns After Woman Posts Cocaine Video Because Team Owner Reversed On Anthem Protests

The Miami New Times reports: This past Sunday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross abruptly changed his tune on the NFL player protests. Ross, who’d previously supported players kneeling to raise awareness of police violence and racial inequality, told the Miami Herald‘s resident Kaepernick-basher, Armando Salguero, that since President Donald Trump had made the protests “about patriotism,” he now disagreed with ...

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Trump Attacks NFL For Fifth Straight Day

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said online Tuesday morning that the booing prompted by the Dallas Cowboys’ decision to kneel Monday night before the national anthem was the “loudest I have ever heard,” blaming the protesting trend for declining NFL ratings. Joined by their coaches and outspoken owner, Jerry Jones, the Cowboys took a knee Monday night before the national ...

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