The NFL is already under fire for failing to clamp down on millionaire, anthem-kneeling players, but it seems as if the league has completely given up on the situation, as the players are beginning to double down.
One of the kneelers for the 2018-19 season just announced to his fans and especially those of us who don’t agree with those who kneel for the flag that he’s here to stay and doesn’t give a rip about what you think.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills is warning that he will continue his protests during the playing of the national anthem, no matter what agreements the players reach with the league.
Stills recently noted that his activism is “forever” and that he will continue to take a knee during the song no matter what others say about his actions.
The 144th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft was one of only two players who actually took a knee during the anthem in the NFL’s Week One games — though a total of ten players initiated some sort of protest.
According to 12Up, Stills does not care what the fans or the league think about his protests.
“It’s not going to change. Activism isn’t something you just kind of get involved in and then turn your back on it,” Stills said. “Once your eyes are open to some of the things that are happening, you continue to work and try to grow and create change for the rest of your life. It’s something I’m committed to forever.”
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