Elder Patriot – Some coincidences can’t be ignored. This is the case with Barack Obama using billions of dollars in government subsidies to bribe the NFL to serve as a propaganda machine for him.
Prior to 2009 NFL players had no obligation to be present on the field for the playing of the national anthem. Then, amazingly, at the beginning of the first term of America’s least patriotic president ever it became mandated by the NFL that all players be present and standing tall on the sidelines during the playing of the anthem.
The Washington Post cites the specific rule pertaining to player behavior found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.
“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
In return for this display of patriotism the NFL was paid by the Department of Defense to deflect from the Obama administration’s callous disregard for the our troops in war zones. This included undefined missions and restrictive rules of engagement that put our military at a decided disadvantage and resulted in many unnecessary casualties.
So the National Felons League accepted money in exchange for having their players show their loyalty. That figures in light of other mandates by Commissioner Roger Goodell that:
- Threatened to fine players if they wore specially designed cleats to commemorate 9/11,
- Forbid the Dallas Cowboys from paying tribute to the five police officers assassinated by a black man who expressed sympathies toward Black Lives Matter.
If it seems that everything has been politicized that’s because it was… by B. Hussein Obama and sellouts to his leftist agenda.