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VOLhalla
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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I don't care what they are protesting They way they are doing it is disagreeable


I imagine a majority of people agree. I don't think protesting during the Anthem is appropriate or effective.

But it's still a lie to say that they were protesting the flag or anthem or the military.


deltaland
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
NFL is still bending the knee

















Just to Trump now


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GumboPot
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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Today the NFL tried to spin their way out of the mess they created by saying it has nothing to do with the flag or national anthem.


Then why kneel during the national anthem?

That was rhetorical.


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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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But it's still a lie to say that they were protesting the flag or anthem or the military.


If you throw your wife's food on the ground to protest animal cruelty, do you think she will believe you when you say it's not about her food?


VOLhalla
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
MNF ratings were up
Players say that comments have been overwhelmingly positive
Polling shows that the public is more critical of what Trump did than the players.

I don't see how the NFL "lost" anything


bamalee
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
you have lost your mind...


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VOLhalla
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
Your analogy would make sense if the players were disrupting the Anthem. Kneeling during the Anthem doesn't prevent others from honoring the flag in whatever manner they see fit.

A better analogy would be if someone refused to eat a steak your wife cooked because they were vegetarian. Would that be an insult to your wife's cooking?
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thelawnwranglers
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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But it's still a lie to say that they were protesting the flag or anthem or the military.



I am still boycotting

Plus Kap was clear in his statement that he wouldn't stand for flag


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Errerrerrwere
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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MNF ratings were up
Players say that comments have been overwhelmingly positive
Polling shows that the public is more critical of what Trump did than the players.

I don't see how the NFL "lost" anything


Do you live under a rock or just dropped repeatedly as a child?


thelawnwranglers
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I don't see how the NFL "lost" anything ?


Lost me

Unsure how that translates to normal folks


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Rakim
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100% Victory by Trump and Patriots


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Rakim
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
Players are crying because fans are ripping them at games and on twitter. They had no idea what they were getting themselves into.


Revelator
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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it's still a lie to say that they were protesting the flag or anthem or the milita


So the originator of the protest, Kaepernick, says he won't stand for the flag or anthem because they don't represent his America. Then other players join suit in supporting his views. But now, we are supposed to pretend the original intent was never stated and this has nothing to do with the flag or anthem? Got ya.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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Players are crying because fans are ripping them at games and on twitter. They had no idea what they were getting themselves into.




Hey, they "showed" 45! That's all that matters.

EYES

ON

THE

PRIZE!!!!!


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BBONDS25
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
To be fair to kaepernick, he wasn't necessarily looking for attention. He didn't announce he was doing it. When he wa asked by the media about it he said he refused to stand for the anthem of a country that oppresses black people.

So it was about the anthem. From his own mouth.
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Revelator
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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To be fair to kaepernick, he wasn't necessarily looking for attention. He didn't announce he was doing it. When he wa asked by the media about it he said he refused to stand for the anthem of aa country that oppresses black people. So it was about the anthem. From his own mouth.



Yes to all of this. I might add, if the networks had refused to place the camera on the kneelers, there never would have been a controversy at all.


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member12
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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Today the NFL tried to spin their way out of the mess they created by saying it has nothing to do with the flag or national anthem


If it wasn't then why did they protest the flag during the national anthem?


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IAmReality
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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But it's still a lie to say that they were protesting the flag or anthem or the military.


I see people protesting during the anthem. Assuming they are protesting the anthem and the country is not exactly THAT big of a stretch.

They are fools for not understanding their protest is going to be perceived as that.


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BFIV
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re: NFL; media backing down from it being about the anthem b/c they know it's a losing issue
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Today the NFL tried to spin their way out of the mess they created by saying it has nothing to do with the flag or national anthem.


only because it is costing them and their advertisers lots of money in lost viewers and fans. Money talks. Always has. Always will.


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