The Kansas City Chiefs were striking a middle ground between protesters and the rest of America… they linked arms during the National Anthem. Meh. Not crazy about that. But it gets worse… One of the team members, the Chiefs’ cornerback Marcus Peters, decided to bring Black Power into the debate. He raised his fist in the racist, radical salute to Black Power. It’s also a communist salute, but that’s another story. It’s totally disrespectful and negates anything the Kansas City Chiefs just stated.
It also pissed off all their fans. Way to go guys! And by the way, I don’t find this move ‘brave’. I find it hateful. Let the boycotts begin… these guys deserve it for taking Kaepernick’s protest to the next level. Raising his fist for the Black Power movement is inciting hate and violence and he knows it.
From The Federalist Papers Project:
The soap opera of patriotism started by Colin Kaepernick continues:
The latest brouhaha took place when the Kansas City Chiefs decided not to stand with their hands over their hearts for the National Anthem, instead deciding to lock arms together as a sign of solidarity and respect for Americans on both sides of the anthem debate.
They also released a statement explaining their solidarity.
“After having a number of thoughtful discussions as a group regarding our representation during the National Anthem, we decided to be unified as a team and to be respectful of everyone’s opinions, and the remembrance of 9/11.
It’s our job as professional athletes to make a positive impact on our communities and to be proactive when change is needed. Together we are going to continue to have conversations, educate ourselves and others on social issues and work with law enforcement officials and leaders to make an impact on the Kansas City community.”
Doing this on 9/11 is just disgusting. This guy doesn’t know bravery. It’s no way to honor those that died so horrifically on this date.
This is spreading across the nation… we are not just seeing it in the NFL, but other sports as well. It has infected colleges, high schools and grade schools. It needs to be stopped. These teams are going to lose a ton of fans. Hope they have deep pockets.
Shame on Marcus Peters and the Kansas City Chiefs. You’ve taken a day of remembrance and honor and made it all about you because you just have to make it about race. It’s just shameful.