Tag Archives: National Anthem

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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Trump Continues Anti-NFL Barrage By Exploiting 2004 Death Of Liberal Atheist Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Trump followed up this morning’s anti-NFL tweetstorm by retweeting a post about former NFL star Pat Tillman, who was accidentally killed by US troops in Afghanistan. Think Progress reports: In 2004, Tillman was killed in a friendly fire incident, five weeks after the Department of Defense initially misreported his death as the result of enemy fire. When Colin Kaepernick began …

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Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade On NFL Protests: Trump Is Making Things Worse (But Obama Started It)

Uproxx reports: “Yesterday, I thought the president — overall his remarks Friday and his tweets Saturday — made everything worse,” noted Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade. As damning as Kilmeade’s condemnation here may seem, however, the Fox & Friends co-host tagged it onto a two-minute explanation for why the explosive NFL anthem protests were actually President Obama’s fault. “People should …

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TAKE A KNEE: Police Brutality Protests Sweep NFL As League Announces Re-Showing Of “Unity” Video

USA Today reports: NFL players responded in full force Sunday after President Trump repeatedly called for swift punishment against those who chose to protest by not standing during the national anthem. Demonstrations spread throughout the league as many players broke out of their routine by joining the protests or engaging in team-wide displays of unity. Several players from the Buffalo …

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White House: Trump Doesn’t See NFL Players’ Protests Against Police Brutality “Through A Racial Lens”

Newsweek reports: The White House legislative affairs director has insisted President Donald Trump does not see the issue of NFL players kneeling to protest police brutality towards African Americans “through a racial lens.” Speaking in an interview with Fox News Sunday, Short was asked whether or not Trump was once again on shaky ground over race, following the backlash against …

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Mnuchin: Players Are Disrespecting The Flag [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday defended President Trump’s attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, saying members of the league “can do free speech on their own time.” “I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the …

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LONDON: Many NFL Players Kneel Or Link Arms During National Anthem In Defiance Of Trump’s Attacks

NBC Sports reports: Many players knelt and those who didn’t linked arms as “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung before today’s Ravens-Jaguars game in London. The early kickoff from London was the first NFL game since President Trump blasted protesting players on Friday evening, urging NFL owners to fire any players who don’t stand for the anthem. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, …

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Trump Calls For NFL Boycott Over Player Protests

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Sunday morning renewed his demand that NFL owners fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem in protest, again urging that fans should boycott the sport to force change. The tweets continue a three-day crusade by the president to pressure the league to fire players who have taken a knee in …

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Trump: Stand For The National Anthem Or Get Fired

The Hill reports: President Trump doubled down on his comments blasting the NFL and “other leagues” on Saturday, saying players should “find something else to do” if they cannot stand during the national anthem. Trump continued his war of words with sports players after stirring backlash on Friday by blasting NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players who kneeled during …

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Sassy Trump Sings The National Anthem [VIDEO]

But first a report from AOL News: President Donald Trump joined Vice President Pence, Gen. James Mattis among other leaders at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day, where he paid a solemn tribute to the lost soldiers and participated in a wreath-laying ceremony. And during the festivities, the president sang along to the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the …

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Melania Has To Nudge Trump To Place His Hand Over His Heart During The National Anthem: [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: So much for “America First.” President Trump broke another pledge after having to be reminded — with an apparent nudge from his wife — to place his hand over his heart during the National Anthem Monday morning. Video shows First Lady Melania Trump and the couple’s 11-year-old son, Barron, lifting their hands to their …

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