Black Lives Matter and the Left Responsible for Entitled Athletes Disrespecting the National Anthem

clnkprnkThe left has created a new, fashionable way to bash the U.S., through its creation of Black Lives Matter. Now, some of the most wealthy, entitled athletes in the country are disrespecting the national anthem, alleging rampant racism. President Obama could have used his position as the first black president to show that race relations are better than ever, but instead he has used his bully pulpit to fan the flames of racism, making up racism where it doesn’t exist. A black police officer shoots a black suspect with a gun who refuses to put his gun down? Obama asserts that is racism.

The disrespect toward the national anthem started when San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the The Star-Spangled Banner before preseason games in August. Several black members of other NFL teams followed suit prior to their games throughout September.

The backlash has been strong. Players are losing their endorsements and fans yell angry words from the stadium seats. Many are declaring their intent to boycott the NFL, including actor James Woods, who sayshe will “never watch the NFL again.” Some fans posted videos of themselves online burning Kaepernick jerseys. An NFL executive called him a traitor and former Bears coach Mike Ditka told him to “get the hell out” of the country. Ditka told a Dallas radio station, “…I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on.” Consequently, Kaepernick was replaced by Blaine Gabbert on September 3 as starting quarterback for the 49ers.

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