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GAME OVER: NFL Fans Outraged as Players Protest Veteran's Day
NFL player protests spilled into Veteran’s Day celebrations over the weekend, with furious fans looking on as three players chose to “take a knee” while the nation honored its men and women of the armed forces.
Two members of the San Francisco 49ers, Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin, and New York Giants defensive end Oivier Vernon refused to stand during the performance of the national anthem over the weekend; rejecting millions of fans demands that the professional athletes honor the flag for the sacred holiday.
According to the Guardian, Reid routinely denies his protests have anything to do with the armed forces, but instead is about “systemic oppression.”
“This is not about the military, this is not about the flag, this is not about the anthem. My mother served in the armed forces. Three of my uncles served in the armed forces,” Reid said. “I have the utmost respect for the military, for the anthem, for the flag … This is about systemic oppression that has been rampant in this country for decades on top of decades.”
The NFL has been struggling to regain its footing following weeks of players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.
The ensuing controversy gained national attention when President Trump called for a total boycott of the NFL until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
SANDERS SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders EDUCATES CNN’S Jim Acosta Over ‘COURAGE’
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called out CNN’s Jim Acosta on social media Monday evening, just hours after the reporter accused the Trump aide of intentionally ignoring his network due to their lack of “courage.”
Sparks flew between the two during the daily White House press briefing; with Acosta breathlessly asking his questions as Huckabee Sanders wrapped up the event and left the podium.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 5, 2018
The Press Secretary educated the CNN correspondent hours later, saying “Courage isn’t taking ‘a question from CNN,’ Jim. Courage is combat veterans Sgt. Peck and Staff Sgt. Dwyer – the two heroes at the briefing. #itsnotaboutyou.”
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) March 5, 2018