It’s really quite something that these thug players who kneel for the national anthem couldn’t care less about what a majority of the fans think. Americans are furious over this, yet, they continue to throw their disrespect right in our faces.
On the bright side, there are less teams kneeling this week. However, look what happened when some of the Ravens thugs took a knee.
NFL teams have agonized over how to balance protesting, with respect for the flag, during the national anthem. On Sunday, Ravens fans let their team know there’s only one acceptable choice: Stand.
The Ravens took a page out of the Dallas Cowboys anthem playbook on Sunday, by taking a knee before the playing of the anthem, and then standing during it. In response, a stream of boos came descended on the players from the assembled crowd at M&T Bank Stadium:
Ravens fans cheered as announcer said team endorses kindness, unity, equality & justice then immediately boo when team kneels before anthem pic.twitter.com/GyIHKOsWLB
— Jessie 🇰🇪🇺🇸 (@JMKTV) October 1, 2017
According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, “Ravens players knelt before the national anthem began, and then rose. There was a clamoring of boos when the players knelt. Before the anthem, an announcement was made in the stadium for everyone to pray as a nation to embrace kindness, justice, unity and equality.”
Instead, it seems like Ravens fans just wanted to embrace football.
The Steelers, who elected to not come out of the tunnel for the anthem last weekend, remained standing on the sidelines.
What does all this mean? It means that anthem demonstrations, whether they happen before or during the song, have become so toxic that Ravens fans are booing the Ravens, and not the hated Steelers.
Also, here’s the official “I Proudly Stand For The Anthem” t-shirt (we have hoodie and v-neck options, too!) that has part of the proceeds going to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans!