Fans are furious.
The NFL protest has grown from a minor irritant to an obscene example of spoiled millionaires throwing a fit. American’s are still reeling from Sunday night’s Las Vegas massacre. Instead of respecting the country’s grief and honoring the victims, Kansas Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters chose to protest the national anthem less than 24 hours after the attack.
It was a disgusting display. The country is hurting. Multiple police officers died at the hands of deranged maniac Stephen Paddock, and still, Peters felt that it was necessary to criticize both the flag and America’s officers.
Fans reacted immediately, booing and hissing at the disrespectful player.
“It is unclear whether the players stood for the moment of silence held in honor of the Las Vegas victims before the anthem. Peters was the only player shown seated on the televised broadcast, and thus drew the ire of fans who took issue with the protest,” the Daily Mail writes.
Two other Chief’s players joined Peters
“I was just stating how I’m black, and I love being black, (and) I’m supporting Colin in what he’s doing as far as raising awareness with the justice system,” Peters said last year after being spotted raising the Blank Panther salute during games.
“But I didn’t mean anything (bad) by it.”
Disrespecting the flag the day after a national tragedy is vile. Can liberals stop pretending that the defiant NFL players are “brave”?
I have zero respect for @marcuspeters – if you can’t stand for our national anthem after today’s tragedy, you don’t deserve to play.
— Hali Shields (@halishields97) October 3, 2017
(Source: Daily Mail)