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Donald Trump's Allies Join His Crusade Against The NFL
Buzzfeed ^ | 24 September 2017 | Henry J. Gomez

Posted on 09/24/2017 3:08:21 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

“Turn off the NFL,” reads a digital ad produced by the nonprofit America First Policies, which planned to begin spreading the message on social media Sunday afternoon.

A political group with close ties to President Donald Trump is amplifying his attack on professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest.

“Turn off the NFL,” reads a digital ad produced by the nonprofit America First Policies, which planned to begin spreading the message on social media Sunday afternoon.

The ad includes a photo with Trump, hand over his heart, and a #TakeAStandNotAKnee hashtag. It follows Trump’s recent remarks, first delivered during a Friday night speech in Alabama, aimed at football players who have protested police brutality and other causes.

While campaigning for Luther Strange, who is locked in a tough Republican primary to keep the Alabama Senate seat he was appointed to earlier this year, Trump asked those in the audience if they would "love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now.'" He added that such players should be fired.

Trump continued the attack over the weekend on Twitter.

“If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect … our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump posted in a series of tweets. "If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”

NFL team owners and players reacted strongly and disapprovingly to Trump’s push.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athletes; boycottnfl; deplorables; football; nfl; sports; takeastandnotaknee; third100days; trump; trumpboycottnfl; trumpnfl
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Good. As a member of the Armed Forces, serving my country is one of the greatest honors of my life. I honor the Veterans (my fellow comrades) who died so that we could be free. I am sickened by what the NFL (no fans left) did.
1 posted on 09/24/2017 3:08:21 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Let them take a knee. The American public will sit out the season

We should also start contacting the financial sponsors


2 posted on 09/24/2017 3:11:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)
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3 posted on 09/24/2017 3:12:00 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Our home is now an NFL-free zone now...and will remain that way.


4 posted on 09/24/2017 3:12:13 PM PDT by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

I have no respect for National Felons League anymore.


5 posted on 09/24/2017 3:13:42 PM PDT by BipolarBob (After my corkscrew was lost I had to live on nothing but food and water for 2 weeks.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks BlackFemaleArmyCaptain.

6 posted on 09/24/2017 3:14:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Alternative: Keep those overpaid exhibitionists in the locker room during the Anthem, resting their knees on its floor.


7 posted on 09/24/2017 3:14:48 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The repulsion is a response to disrespecting the flag and the United States.

It just happens to be that the individuals disrespecting the flag and our United States are nfl players. You know, the millionaires whose salaries are paid by the regular joes that comprise the country they are claiming is horrible.


8 posted on 09/24/2017 3:15:04 PM PDT by Principled (OMG I'm so tired of all this winning...)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Well said, and thank you for your service!


9 posted on 09/24/2017 3:15:25 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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Let me get this straight. Remember this?

There was lots of talk about the incidence of domestic violence rising during football games and - in particular - the Super Bowl. Then came all the players and their wife/girlfriend battery incidents. All this culminated in a series of PSAs.

Fast-forward to now. Wouldn't it stand to reason that IF there was more abuse during football games, that the anti-abuse crowd would LOVE the current backlash and attendant diminishment of abuse?

Where are the press releases supporting or encouraging men to stop watching football and instead reconnecting with their wives, their kids, to inter alia, combat abuse?

Wouldn't that be something else....NOW and Deplorables united on an issue.

This is EXACTLY why statists feared a Trump presidency. Unlike Hillary, Trump is a uniter.

10 posted on 09/24/2017 3:17:18 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: hoosiermama

We already have. We told Verizon there will be NO new equipment purchases or contractual renewals as long as it sponsors the UNpatriotic, hypocritical (n)fl

And our contract expires this month.


11 posted on 09/24/2017 3:20:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("I am SpartaLee" Hey, NFL, why didn't you any of you bold guys hire Kaepernick?)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

sugestion instead of the NFL try going to a local highschool game. suport a team that wont threaten to leave the city if you dont pay for there new stadium.


12 posted on 09/24/2017 3:20:44 PM PDT by PCPOET7
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To: hoosiermama

While idly channel surfing I came upon the new england game. I didn’t stay long enough to see who the opposing team was.


13 posted on 09/24/2017 3:20:47 PM PDT by chief lee runamok
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Amen, Brothers.

CUT THE CABLE AND THEY WILL LOSE THEIR MONEY!


14 posted on 09/24/2017 3:25:12 PM PDT by budj (Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!)
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Senior Airman Brian Kolfage

Colin Kaepernick: I lost my legs and arm fighting in the US military, the same military that I took an oath to defend our nation and flag from enemies foreign and domestic. Next time I hear the national anthem I’ll be sure to stand for the both of us since you feel that you’ve been oppressed. We live in America, the land where no one is truly oppressed in the grand scheme of things. If you want to see the real meaning of oppressed I suggest you enlist in the military and travel abroad to the Middle East where you will witness what oppression is. Where women are beaten and killed in honor if they are raped, where 6-year-old little girls are forced to marry men in their 60’s, thats just a little taste of what oppression is. You Know NOTHING of what oppression is. Every American has a choice and every opportunity to better their lives, this is America the greatest country on this planet.

15 posted on 09/24/2017 3:25:57 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (RuPaul and Yertle - our illustrious Republican leaders up the Hill - God help us!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Fans vs the NFL. See who outlasts who. My GF put an American flag decal over the Hawks logo on her car plus a black stripe like cops do when they lose a member. The Hawks are dead until they resurrect themselves. If this childish protest is over BLM then why do they kill each other like in Chicago, etc and abort their kids?


16 posted on 09/24/2017 3:30:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Boycott the NFL.


17 posted on 09/24/2017 3:33:35 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DoodleBob

Yep. I remember.


18 posted on 09/24/2017 3:34:31 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain (No weapon formed against me shall prosper! (Isaiah 54:17))
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The NFL is dead to me as of today. We won’t speak of it in my house.


19 posted on 09/24/2017 3:37:15 PM PDT by Salvavida (The Missouri citizen's militia sends its regards.)
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To: SkyDancer

I pray all Americans join in combating the NFL and it’s crazy players.

I haven’t watched since last year, welcome to the party.


20 posted on 09/24/2017 3:37:15 PM PDT by stockpirate (SETH RICH gave the emails to wikikileaks via murdered ex-UK Amb, murdered he was, cover up it is)
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