Credit: Ben Garrison
Earlier in the week MSNBC reported there were just a “smattering” of boos across the league from fans upset with players kneeling and/or staying in the locker room during the playing of the National Anthem.
That reporting was a hoax perpetrated in part by the NFL itself which didn’t want to broadcast just how angry fans truly were over watching millionaire athletes use the platform of a football game to spread a divisive and unpatriotic message to a captive audience.
It wasn’t a “smattering” of boos – it was a downpour.
…A segment of Patriots fans in Foxborough, Mass., for example, nearly booed their own players off the field when some Pats sat or kneeled, with some screaming, “Stand up!”
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) September 24, 2017
That was a stadium full of booing fans – hardly a “smattering.” And that was for two teams who linked arms. The outburst from fans who had to witness kneeling or entire teams ignoring the anthem altogether while remaining in the locker rooms was even greater:
The media is already condemning POTUS Trump’s comments even as millions of Americans collectively thank the President for saying what has been on their minds for some time. The nation is tired of spoiled millionaire athletes thinking they can look down upon all those who share an unwavering love of country and support the brave men and women of all colors who fill the ranks of law enforcement.
Donald Trump has now made the NFL the focus of the Obama-generated divide in America – a rift between those who respect the traditions of this nation and those who would see those traditions destroyed.
Here are POTUS Trump’s (unfiltered) thoughts on the subject that now has the media and activist pro athletes so upset. How dare anyone speak up for the common men and women who pay a week’s wages to watch a football game and then be subjected to players turning their backs on the flag and country that has afforded them such lives of luxury.
REMINDER: POTUS Trump’s NFL comments came within 48-hours of this D.C. Whispers report on that very subject:
Michael Bennett, a defensive lineman, for the Seattle Seahawks, was partying at a club on the Vegas Strip (without his wife?) following the recent Mayweather/McGregor bout last week. Reportedly gunshots were heard inside the club and Bennett ran from the scene. Police responded, and he was among some who were detained. It was this action which Bennett is now claiming included abuse by the Vegas police officers (which video suggests are Hispanic) for nothing more than “…being a black man.”
Bennett claims a gun was pointed at his head, his life was threatened, and a knee was put into his back so he couldn’t breathe. His statement of the incident also indicated he feared he would never see his wife and kids again. (Who were of course likely back home and not partying with him at the Vegas club.) He is now threatening a Civil Rights violation lawsuit.
Video of the altercation shows no such threat or the alleged overly-aggressive treatment against him by the Hispanic police officers who Bennett implies are racist. Interestingly, the Black Lives Matter group is repeating Mr. Bennett’s statement but not responding to the actual video footage. It is believed Bennett’s claims of racism will now lead to further protest among NFL players who will refuse to stand for the playing of the National Anthem. Bennett has been among those who have already chosen to protest.
Here is the video. Judge for yourself if Mr. Bennett’s claims hold merit. Perhaps more video will later surface that might support his version. Officer Jacinto Rivera told The Associated Press that Las Vegas police are checking for video and written reports but can’t immediately verify Bennett’s account of events.