Last Friday, I wrote this post about the NFL’s “patriotism problem.” This article serves as a continuation of that theme.

According to the article, “Bennett sat as teammate Justin Britt stood next to him with his hand on his shoulder while another teammate, Thomas Rawls, stood on Bennett’s other side before the game against the Green Bay Packers. Bennett’s brother, Martellus, who plays for the Packers, stood at the end of the Green Bay bench with his right fist in the air.”

What a bunch of losers. These men have made millions of dollars each but they’re refusing to honor the US flag. That’s the definition of a total loser. The article continues, saying “Two weeks ago, Bennett was detained on a Las Vegas street for about 10 minutes by police who were investigating the firing of gunshots in the area. Bennett has alleged that he had been the victim of racial discrimination after being threatened at gunpoint by the police. He said they singled him out for nothing more than being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police denied the charge and said Bennett was detained briefly because he was spotted running from the police before jumping over a wall. Bennett was handcuffed but police did not arrest or charge him.”

The NFL shouldn’t tolerate this type of disrespect:

At tonight’s Vikings game, there’s a good chance that they’ll honor those killed during the terrorist attacks of 9/11. That tribute will ring more than a little hollow considering how many NFL players apparently hate the United States.

The owners could stop this in an instant. They have the ability to suspend each player. The owners also have the ability to dictate team rules to the players through the head coach. What these ungrateful players haven’t noticed is the fact that what they do on the field on game day is considered work product.

If owners won’t tell players that their mindless protests don’t stop, fans should interpret that as meaning that they’re ok with their players not being patriotic.

Finally, I wonder if these players even understand what their actions mean. I can respect Jim Brown. He’s a patriot. Mike and Martellus Bennett are just a pair of spoiled brats that didn’t put their activism into action. They’re whiners, not problem solvers.

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