Players on the Pittsburg Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers refused to take a knee during the performance of the US national anthem this week; making the NHL the only league where athletes refused to kneel to promote “social justice” in America.
All players for the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz “took a knee” Thursday night during the performance of the US National Anthem as the NBA resumed their season suspended 150 days ago due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 30, 2020
A similar scene was witnessed during Major League Baseball’s opening game when all athletes on the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals kneeled during a moment of silence before the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
“Players from both teams kneel together in unity before tonight’s National Anthem,” posted the Yankees’ official Twitter account.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 23, 2020
Watch the moment above.
DESPERATE: Mad Maxine Wants Trump Impeached for 'Racist' NFL Tweets
Crazed California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is again calling for the impeachment of President Trump; this time claiming the President’s support for the national anthem at NFL games is “racist” and “frightening.”
The firebrand liberal was speaking with MSNBC when she slammed President Trump’s calls for an NFL boycott over players who refuse to stand for the ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ saying the President simply wants to make America “white” again.
“They play into racism, they do what every other President attempted not to do,” said Maxine. “He is about division. He is about signaling to that core group of his that this country that he wants to make great again is all about making it white, and is all about saying to them that your troubles, your problems are caused by those people.”
“He’s pointing now to the NFL, we know that the majority of these players are African-American, and we know what he is doing. We’re not tricked or fooled by him in any shape, form, or fashion,” she added. “Here he is strongly criticizing football players and NFL players. It’s clear, we know who he is.”
“I hope people understand it’s about all of this that he should not be the President of the United States of America and we have to get ready for impeachment,” said Waters.
Watch Mad Maxine’s comments above.
EAGLES DENIED: Trump CANCELS NFL Champion Visit Over Player Protests
President Trump announced his decision Monday night to cancel the scheduled White House visit by the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles; saying their fans “deserve better” after many of the players planned to boycott the event.
According to team officials, multiple Eagles opted to avoid the ceremony over the President’s support for a full-fledged ban on professional athletes “taking a knee” during the performance of the national anthem.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” Trump said in a written statement. “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.”
“The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!” tweeted the President shortly after his decision.
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018