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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with the media after practice on Thursday and was asked about the National Anthem protests that are going on in the NFL and what his stance was on the subject.

Orgeron responded by saying, "We live in a great country, our focus is on Troy. That's where I'm going to leave it."

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Vernonbrew2277 months
Does O have a huge buyout?
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Vernonbrew2277 months
LSU stays out of the end zone
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Vernonbrew2277 months
LSU stays out of the end zone
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BilJ77 months
Yeah O let’s Derek Goebbels handle the politics
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lsucoonass77 months
I find the kneeling poor in taste, but at least there aren't riots and things like that. There's no need to fire an nfl player for it though. I would challenge all the kneeler a to change their community if they want to do this right. Invest their money in the communities for parks better infrastructure and schools. Converse with law enforcement and legislature etc
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km77 months
Screw the nfl and all of the pampered players. Get a real job.
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STRIPES77 months
Amen
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KING NOLA77 months
A simple fact: Before the 2009 season players didn't come out of the tunnel until after the National Anthem. Then the government decided to pay the billionaire NFL owners millions of dollars of tax payers money to make their players stand for the Anthem. Now all of you are so patriotic about kneeling during the Anthem and the owners only did it for the money. Go figure!
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tigersquad8977 months
Actually you need to do your Research. Prior to 2009 only the primetime games didn't do the anthem with the players on the field. Meaning Sunday night and Monday night. The anthem was still played in the stadium. In all other games the teams were on the field. Stop watching CNN clown.
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Lexman177 months
The good news is The Good Lord is coming back soon and none of this will matter!
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Vernonbrew2277 months
Finally, a comment that is refreshing and spot on. Geaux Tigers
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RaginTXTiger77 months
Love it!!!!!
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KING NOLA77 months
Alright let's get the facts str8 Kap started protesting during the Anthem because of all the police shootings of unarmed black men and the injutices of all people of color. Then several of his teammates startedprotesting
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KING NOLA77 months
Continued: with him and several players started protesting. Now it had all but died down until dum dum did what he do best incite calling these men mothers bit@hes and pissing off the masses. Now since (like Lebron said) the bum did what he did more players are protesting than when Kap first started and believe me Trump has his own agenda. And you all can't or don't want to see it Trump is trying to find ways to get the media and America's attention away from that investigation and that war he's trying his best to start. And peaceful protesting was what made this country what it is today and to not allow the freedoms that the flag represent then you are disrespecting the flag and the country.
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whoisnickdoobs77 months
Rabble rabble rabble rabble!
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SoulGlo77 months
Hands up don't shoot did not happen. Kaepernick started protesting to make his bitch happy.
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STRIPES77 months
If you choose to "protest" during the National Anthem it is realistic to call it a National Anthem Protest.
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KING NOLA77 months
for everybody that says kneeling during the National Anthem is disrespectful to the Flag and the Country here's the third verse of the Anthem: NO REFUGE COULD SAVE THE HIRELING AND SLAVE FROM THE TERROR OF FLIGHT OR THE GLOOM OF THE GRAVE. And please keep in mind the the damn Anthem was written by a southern slave owner. So to kneel during the Anthem is in no way disrespectful to the Country or the Flag.
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CTtiger3077 months
Yea let's just erase everything in this country and start from scratch
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STRIPES77 months
If you blacks hate it here so much then move. A hell of a lot of people are really fed up with your incesant whining and complaining when your race is off the charts as far as the percentage of violent crime committed vs the percentage of the overall population. Why is only the few deaths in confrontations with Police your concern? Especially when the dumbasses resist arrest? Take yourselves seriously first.
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Vernonbrew2277 months
Tend to agree but good luck If you say it in the open public. Honkies don't mind trampling on free speech and the potus using executive order tweets until it is their free speech. Praise Jesus and Fred Sanford
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tigergurl6777 months
I wish they'd stop calling it a national anthem protest...
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Vernonbrew2277 months
It was more of a potus protest
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rintintin77 months
What else would you call kneeling (or sitting) specifically during the National Anthem? :Dunno:
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tigerfoot77 months
O is the greatest LA politician since Edwin, how else can one explain his current job?
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STRIPES77 months
Guice is right that everything isn't about LSU. So why drag this crap into a venue that has nothing to do with the BS? This is just total crap. If you care so much then protest on your time and get involved with your community and not just some follow along fad protest because it is the popular flavor of the month thing to do. If you are so committed to some bogus cause why don't you do it on your own time? Oh, and social media crap doesn't count.
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Anemone77 months
Protest on your time....sounds like you're saying don't protest about racial inequality when I'm watching cause I'd rather pretend it's not still happening.
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STRIPES77 months
Look. If black lives matter so much then why doesn't even one of these "concerned players" show up in Chicago and put in some time with Community outreach? Why isn't there concern for thousands of black murders every year committed by other blacks? Why doesn't the black leadership in this nation show outrage at the fact that 12% of the US population (blacks) commit 53% of murders? Why aren't black leaders and these players involved with their own community when over 80% of the murders committed by blacks are against other blacks? By the way, tell Mr Guice and all the rest of the concerned people that Alton Sterling was a 4 time felon and was not supposed to even have a firearm. He resisted arrest 3 times and was finally shot. He had a gun in his pocket and hey guess what a bullet has no problem going through a pair of jeans and killing someone if the trigger is pulled. The police officers were exhonerated as were the police in Ferguson and in Baltimore. So what is the cas tat has so many of these prima dona hypocrites so up in arms about. It is complete bullshite.
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Lexman177 months
Everything Stripes said is correct. Sad, but true. As for racial inequality in sports, approximately 80% of all NBA players are black and 75% of NFL players are black. That means a paltry 20-25% are white. How is that equal? It's called double standard, people.
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tarzana77 months
Ed O is right. Politics and football don't mix.
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Vernonbrew2277 months
He gone
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luciouslou77 months
I don't stay out of politics. They need to stand!
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TigerSpray77 months
The national anthem has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with the current opportunities you have in the greatest country in the world. Guice is gone.
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Vernonbrew2277 months
Agreed. Even though I am not personally offended by this often misguided and misunderstood protest, I stand and take my hat off to our troops and officers.
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Retlaw77 months
His quotes give the appearance of a man in control of his program. If you buy that.....
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GulfstreamTiger77 months
That was a great answer to the question.
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TigerAxeOK77 months
He wasn't yet aware of Guice's tweet. I bet he's well aware by now...
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