Philadelphia Eagles’ Players Stay in Tunnel for National Anthem in Yesterday’s Game
National anthem protests are still here, and the National Football League seems to be unable to solve the problem.
Fans are disappointed to see players disrespecting the national anthem. The second preseason game was also “spiced up.” Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett and De’Vante Basby remained in the field entrance tunnel during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
They appeared on the field when the anthem ended. This is one of the worst ways to disrespect our national anthem.
We remember how Jenkins and Bennett led the demonstration movement. Jenkins even raised his fist, and Bennett decided to sit down.
The Eagles players are demonstrating to bring the spotlight on racial injustice and police violence in minority communities. But, this is not the way to deal with injustice. Disrespecting your ancestors is not the way to do things.
The protest came hours after the Miami Dolphins minority owner Serena Williams said that she didn’t even imagine seeing Colin Kaepernick working in the League after he filed a lawsuit.
According to Williams, no one will ever give Colin Kaepernick a job. But, she’s more than positive about the fact that Kaepernick could win the Super Bowl if given a chance. Serena had an interview, and talked about the players’ rights to protest during the anthem. Although she’d met Colin just twice, she knows that nobody would hire him after he filed a collusion grievance.
“He’d have so much to prove. I would. I can’t imagine he would be any different. ‘Man, I’m about to show out. Y’all gonna see stuff you’ve never seen before.’ Colin is happy with what he’s doing … Some people are different. He’s just different,” Williams said.
Well, he may be happy, but he started the whole mess. And now the League has to clean up after him.