On Friday there was a planned protest outside of the National Football League’s headquarters. Only a few dozen agitators showed up to fight for the NFL players “right to kneel.”
Fox News reported that the protest was organized by the “NAACP, the Justice League of New York City, the National Action Network and the Women’s March.” It was in response to a new NFL rule that bans players from kneeling on the field while the national anthem is played.
“Protesters carried signs and chanted as they defended athletes’ ‘right to kneel,'” the report from Fox News said. “Some people wore clothing or jerseys featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who began the trend of not standing for the anthem during the 2016 NFL season to protest racial injustice and police brutality.”
— Rachel Noerdlinger (@rachelnoerd) May 25, 2018
Per Daily Wire:
Last week, the NFL determined that, during the 2018-2019 season, if players want to protest during the national anthem, they must remain in the locker room. Teams will be penalized and possibly fined for players who kneel on the field during the “Star Spangled Banner.”
The policy likely came too little too late to recover the NFL’s lost audience, and potentially threw fuel on the fire of a protest that had mostly fizzled out by the end of last season.
Activists, like those that protested late Friday, now say they plan to re-ignite the issue.
This is where the left is hanging their hat. Blatant disrespect to the flag while trying to play it off as “fighting for equality.”