This protest of the National Anthem has gotten so far out of hand that we’re wiling to bet a majority of the players protesting have no idea why they’re doing it. They just want to be cool with their teammates and for the political left.
Take a look at what NFL legend Burgess Owens had to say about the real reason these guys are making such a big show of this. It’s very interesting food for thought, to say the least.
Daily Wire reports:
On Thursday, retired NFL safety Burgess Owens identified left-wing and Democrat policies and attitudes as forming the core of social dysfunction among blacks. He rejected the “socialist, liberal, Marxist” framing of blacks as put upon and victimized by whites.
Owens offered his comments while joining Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity.
Increasing “misery” among blacks is a “political strategy” used by Democrats and leftists, said Owens:
83 percent of black teen males [are] not working, 77 percent of black men abandon their families; I mean, I go through the litany of failure, and it’s all because of a Democratic socialist agenda to make sure that misery is used as political strategy.
NFL players pushing anti-American racial agitation were politically misled, said Owens:
Let me tell you what the flag represents and what our country represents; it’ a place of hope, it’s a place of second chances, and we have these young men that are literally millionaires… with billions of dollars represented on that sideline, and they have no clue that we the people – they – are the solution, because they’ve been brought up in this socialist, liberal, Marxist environment in which they’re not given hope.
The Democratic Party has failed the black community for decades. I’m sick and tired of us being portrayed as a hapless race, that white people did all these things to us, because we don’t know our history. So let’s man up, learn our history, find out that not only did we give a lot to this country, but we got a lot from this country. We’re the freest country in the history of mankind.
Burgess also put Kaepernick on blast not long ago. Fox News reports:
Burgess Owens appeared on “Fox & Friends” and ripped Colin Kaepernick for his political positions and possible partnership with rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs to purchase the Carolina Panthers.
“First thing that came to mind is where have they been the last year or so?” Owens said, implying their intention to buy a team is misdirected based on their own actions and claims.
“How about getting together to solve the issues that we’re dealing with in the black community? I mean, there’s a lot of issues happening that their money could help out their example. And more importantly, their idea that if I can do it, you can do it. And we’re missing all that with the social justice game,” Owens continued.
“First of all, there’s a lot of difference between rap and running an NFL team,” Owens said in the interview. “These guys are very into what they’re doing, they’re social justice warriors. And unfortunately, that doesn’t fit with the capitalist community we have now,” Owens said.
After sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, Combs tweeted that he would like to buy the franchise and become the first black majority owner of an NFL team.
Combs suggested Kaepernick would be in the hunt for the starting quarterback position. Kaepernick expressed his interest in becoming a co-owner in a tweet.
“This is a business. […] The way they’ve actually dipped and hurt the NFL, I don’t think it’s going to be a good business decision” for them to purchase the team, Owens said. “We need to get away from this social stuff of ‘I can do it, but you can’t.’