The NFL anthem protests just backfired in the most devastating way

The NFL was dreading this day.

Ever since players began their anti-American anthem protests, NFL owners and executives were wondering if the demonstrations would bring down the league.

Now players and owners are realizing the devastating consequences of the national anthem protests.

Fans are sick of America-hating players and the league is feeling it in the pocketbook.

But now it’s going beyond falling TV ratings and empty stands.



Sponsors are starting to pull out and it’s costing the league millions.

Papa John’s announced they were pulling the NFL logo off ads for the rest of the season citing negative association with the NFL.

The popular pizza chain cited sagging NFL ratings are the culprit for low sales.

Bloomberg reports:

“Papa John’s International Inc. founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league’s national-anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza.

“The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction,” Schnatter, who serves as the pizza chain’s chairman and chief executive officer, said on a conference call. “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders.”

The remarks follow a controversy over NFL football players protesting during the national anthem, a movement that started last season. The demonstrations have sparked calls for a boycott and raised concerns among league sponsors. But Schnatter’s comments mark the highest-profile example of an NFL partner publicly blaming the outcry for hurting business.

Goodell, whose contract is up for renewal, has taken flak for not resolving the controversy more quickly. The flap has even drawn tweets from President Donald Trump, who called for owners to fire or bench players who refuse to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said.”

Have you boycotted the NFL due to the league encouraging the anti-American national anthem protests?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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  1. KELTIN,WHITE PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY POLICE AT MORE THAN DOUBLE RHE RATE OF BLACKS..BLACK MEN MAKE UP 6 PERCENT OF OUR POPULATION AND YET COMMIT CRIMES AT AN ALARMING RATE..2015 OVER 2000 WHITE WOMEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY BLACK MEN…0(ZERO)BLACK WOMEN ASSAULTED BY WHITE MEN..WHY IS IT THAT LIBERAL LEFTIST MARXIST JEWS HATE EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY?PLEASE TELL ME WHY

    • Many years ago as a 15 year old I was at the then Wadsworth VA hospital in Leavenworth with a small band I was a member of. One of the attendants came up and ask if I knew the song Whispering Hope? Sure I replied. So he ask me to play it when he went to get the WWII vet as it was the vet’s favorite song. He went and got the vet and brought him into the auditorium. I was shocked as he had no legs below the knee area, no arms below the elbow area and had no tongue as it had been cut out while being a prisoner of war in Japan. As I started playing the song I mistakenly locked eyes with him and tears were flowing down his cheeks with gratitude, knowing that he would be restored to full body when he passed to the other side with no pain or sorrow and forgiven. I still struggle in playing the song without that vision, and I definitely have not seen any of the millionaires that have been so mistreated that have given an inkling of what that man did. When they (all involve with NFL) have given more then I might consider taking an interest in their problems.

      Bennie

  2. The unpatriotic NFL has caused me to lose ALL INTEREST in football. I will not watch again. Just requiring these disrespectful protesters to stand won’t change a thing! FIRE EVERYONE WHO EVER PROTESTED, replace them with patriots, That includes owners and the comish. If not I have no trouble finding other entertainment!

    • I will not spend a penny on anything related to football. I will not go to games, watch the games, go to an establishment that will show the football games. I can drink my ice tea at home playing games with friends and family. Save my money and go to the Zoo, a concert, museum, anything but football never will I watch those overpaid undeserving jackasses.

      • The protests are against the police. So I am against the NFL. I believe in law and order. So, I will not be watching NFL this season and perhaps next season too. This entire thing saddens me. NFL had been put on a pedestal, now we see the real people behind the game…spoiled rotten brats who need to come down a few levels. The NFL will never be on that high pedestal again. They have lost the respect of their fans. They will reap what they sow.

        • No Lisa, the protests are against the police killing many, far too many unarmed minorities and not being held accountable for it!!!! There are good POLICE OFFICERS out there doing a damn good job keeping us safe and protecting the public!! But they’re going to have to start purging their departments of the bad cops who commit these horrendous offenses against the very people they’re SWORN TO PROTECT!!!So there you have it!!

          • I bet if you really looked you would find that more police are killed in line of duty than unarmed minorities. Officers have sometime less than a second to determine if they need to shoot. Officers are human and they make mistakes.

          • You’re right about MISTAKES TERRY!! BUT that’s not what we’re talking about man!!! DON’T CONFUSE A MISTAKE WITH WHAT HAVE BEEN IN MOST CASES THAT WE’VE SEEN EXECUTIONS, BROTHER!!! Then comes the cover-up to put the icing on the cake!!! And HELL YEA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HAVE A TOUGH, DEMANDING, UNAPPRECIATED JOB, THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!! BUT, IT’S THE BAD APPLES BROTHER AND I DON’T BELIEVE THEY SPOIL THE WHOLE BUNCH EITHER!! UNLIKE OUR PRESIDENT I’M NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO SAY SOME SHIT LIKE THEY KNOW WHAT THEY SIGN UP FOR, NO ONE DOES A JOB TO GET KILLED AT IT!! YOU FEEL ME MAN

          • I was in the Marines(4 active yrs) and the National Guard(32 yrs). No I don”t feel you on that point. I knew that my service could lead to my death and my wife knew that it was something that I loved. She would not, I hope, be mad if the President said that to her. I am willing to give you the point about the police but not my service.

          • I believe the point was about the police being killed in the line of duty!! Not about US who served because I served 10 yes ACTIVE DUTY my fellow Soldier and I repeat none of US signed up to die although we knew it could happen but we ALL EXPECT TO COME HOME POLICE OFFICERS INCLUDED!! And no WIFE or HUSBAND in their right mind would be comfortable with their SPOUSES coming home in a coffin!! Accepting maybe but COMFORTABLE HELL NO, even though they knew what we signed up for!!!

          • I almost forgot it wasn’t what he said it’s just like everything else he says, HE HAS NO TAC, NO EMPATHY, HE’S UNCARING, INSINCERE with his words! Oh shit I forgot he just tells it like it is!! LMAO

          • Point. The one thing I like about him and you too. Tell it like it is and no bull!!!!. You I like, is you have an opinion, you state it, and you don’t get mad or insulting. I know there are some bad cop out there, but I don’t think it is as bad as the news wants to say it is. Thank you for your service.

          • Terry I was just like you until I saw it for myself,was a victim of it myself!!! But I have to disagree he I assume you’re talking about our PRESIDENT and I aren’t alike! He tells it like he wants US to believe it then turns right around and lies about what he JUST said on record!! He has dog whistle statements he uses to create chaos, anger, racism,and any other bad thing you can think of!!!

      • Exactly how many times has this happened in the past year and where did it happen> the liberal media jumps all over the story whenever this happens, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting and I’m only seeing it as newsworthy on rare occasions.

        • KingDon, how many times has it happened WE DON’T KNOW!! You see many of the incidents that recently came out, came out after having occurred years before and the culprits had been cleared of any wrong doing!!! Listen there is an issue in this country and how many people truly believe that if WE stop talking about it, it will go away!!! Has it gone anywhere yet?!?! Of course there’s nothing wrong when it doesn’t affect MANY of the ones who continue to try and change the narrative!!! But believe this no one is going to try and SUPPRESS, REGRESS, MOLEST,OR ANY OTHER KIND OF ESS YOU CAN THINK OF against people of other races!!! Whites are becoming the minority and many are afraid that their ways of doing things are going to go away but believe me they have left their mark on SOCIETIES EVERYWHERE, some good some bad!!! They just have to understand that WE CAN ALL COEXIST IN PEACEFUL HARMONY, LIVING, WORKING, PLAYING AND ALL THINGS GOOD AND BAD SIDE BY SIDE!!

          • George Soros is behind the democrats pushing to divide the American citizens.. it’s the old divide and conquer, cause they know that is the only way to defeat us.. ever notice all the mass shootings have been either liberals or islamist extremists and the first thing the democrats do is stick up for them and then go after our guns.. the reason to get our guns is so they can have total control over us.MAGA DRAIN THAT SWAMP.

          • So George Soros is the one pulling the trigger, beating citizens and the like when Police Officers commit these horrendous offenses?!?! GET REAL SAM and as a GUN OWNER AND VETERAN, I know that nobody has ever said anything about taking OUR GUNS AWAY, that’s a RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY THEORY PUSHED BY THE NRA!!! It amazes me that until 2004 semi automatic weapons were banned and they were banned after PRESIDENT REAGAN AND BAKER WERE SHOT!!! REMEMBER THE BRADY BILL!!! STOP THESE LIES ABOUT PEOPLE WANTING TO TAKE THE GUNS YOU OWN, WEAPONS OF WAR SHOULDN’T BE IN THE HANDS OF ORDINARY CITIZENS AND THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS FOLKS!! But guess what I’m going to buy me one because too many people who would do harm to their fellow man have them and the DESIRE TO USE THEM!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE TEARING OUR GREAT COUNTRY APART, IT’S NOT THE DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, OR INDEPENDENTS!! IT’S THE PEOPLE OF ALL POLITICAL PARTIES, RACES, RELIGIONS WHO SPEW VILE, HATEFUL RHETORIC WHO ARE THE PROBLEM!!! IF Y’ALL DON’T LIKE THIS GREAT MULTI EVERYTHING COUNTRY GET YOUR ASSES OUT!!! HOW ABOUT THAT FOR A CHANGE, Y’ALL ARE ALWAYS TELLING REASONABLE PEOPLE TO LEAVE WHY DON’T YA’LL TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE!!! LOVE Y’ALL AND AIN’T NOTHING Y’ALL CAN DO ABOUT IT!!!

          • OH PLEASE! I HAPPEN TO BE ONE OF “Y’ALL” YOU ARE REFERRING TO. I AM A STEEL MAGNOLIA AND YOU HAVE A MISINFORMED IDEA OF SOUTHERN PEOPLE. IF YOU WILL CHECK YOU WILL FIND THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THE USA FEEL THE WAY YOU THINK SOUTHERNERS FEEL. SO SORRY YOU THINK WE SOUTHERNERS ARE SO AWFUL. LOOK ELSE WHERE FOR DIVIDING FACTORS. GOD BLESS! 🙂

          • Now M Tisdale I also am A PROUD SOUTHERNER by y’all I mean people who SPEW LIES, HATE, DECEIT, DIVISIVENESS, OH HELL ANYTHING BUT LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS!!! ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE TOO?!!?

          • No, I am just tired of people who are bigoted against the south and who think we are so ignorant we don’t know how to pour wee-wee out of a boot with instructions on the heel! If you are one of them, you need further instructions. You don’t write like you are from the south. If you really are you should know better. People from the south are just as intelligent as anybody, people think we are stupid because of our funky accent. 🙂

          • Damn Brother you seem to be playing into another stereotype about SOUTHERN FOLKS!! When you tell me I don’t sound like a Southerner by the way I write, you do realise that right??? Oh and by the way I am an BLACK SOUTHERNER so see we’re not all IGNORANT, or RACIST just as all WHITE SOUTHERNERS are not IGNORANT OR RACIST!!!! BUT WHEN YOU SEE IT OR READ MANY OF THESE COMMENTS YOU HAVE TO ASSUME THAT MANY OF THOSE MAKING THEM ARE WHAT THEY ARE AND SEEM TO BE PROUD OF IT, MY BROTHER!!;

          • 🙂 I start this reply with a smile because you see, I am not your brother or anybody’s brother because a “steel magnolia” is a southern woman, which I am. All my life it has seemed that people not from the south think all southerners are stupid, bigoted, loud mouthed idiots. Now, all people don’t feel that way but, a lot do and I resent it! Most of us are resonable, easy going and generally nice with a good to bad ratio as other regions of the Country. So don’t be offended as I am not (now doesn’t that sound like a nice southerner).

          • My MOST SINCERE APOLOGY MY SISTER!! LOL See anyone can make assumptions right?? That’s why I try my BEST not to because it’s something I’m not very good at, I ALWAYS MAKE AN ASS OUT OF YOU AND ME, NO DISRESPECT INTENDED!!! BUT WE AS A SOCIETY HAVE TO BE WILLING TO UNDERSTAND THAT UNTIL WE COME TOGETHER AS ONE PEOPLE WE’RE DOOMED TO FAIL!!! Let me ask you a question if the shoe were on the other foot how would you feel?? Think about that please, I have faith that you will because you seem to be from your writing to be a very thoughtful, reasonable person.

          • You know what Ken! I was 17 when I enlisted in the military. Guess WHAT I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I SIGNED UP FOR. I WAS WILLING TO DIE FOR MY FLAG AND MY COUNTRY. THIS B.S.ABOUT KNEELING DISRESPECTS THE YOUNG AND OLDER MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN BEFORE AND NOW. SO YOU HAVE NO ,NONE,NADA REASONS YOU CAN GIVE ME FOR KNEELING, TURNING YOUR BACK, NOT STANDING WITH YOUR HAND OVER HEART AND YOUR FULL ATTENTION TO THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, AND THE WAVING OF THAT BEAUTIFUL FLAG IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN AWAY FROM IT’s GLORY. WE ALL HAVE ISSUES WITH THE POLICE AND OUR GOVERNMENT, BUT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HONOR OF OUR FALLEN OR BRAVE THAT PROTECT 24/7 IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND UNFORTUNATELY IN OUR OWN COUNTRY AND WE HAVE A GREAT PRESIDENT WHO IS TO BRING SOME SORT OF SANITY BACK TO OUR NATION.

      • I agree that when a police officer (or anyone else, for that matter) murders an innocent person, then the police officer deserves prison, but the real problem is NOT police murdering blacks…the real problem is blacks murdering OTHER blacks. As far as survival is concerned, the statistics show that the worst problem that blacks have is OTHER blacks.

  3. I Believe the players and owners owe us fans an apology. Even if all the players stand for the anthem, I will not watch without a public apology.

  4. Have not watched a game since the protest. If these overpaid protesters don’t like America I am sure someone including myself would chip in to purchase a one way ticket to some other country where they can play pro ball to their hearts content.

  5. The Anthem issue has become a typical Democrat issue: if you disagree with anything blacks do in mass, you are a racist. If you disagree with them, you are the enemy to most other blacks. Let’s get rid of the labels: African American; German American; Italian American; etc…..We should be just ‘Americans’ and ‘everyone’ should be offended when our country and our flag are disrespected.

    • there are highly respected African Americans that are serving in our military, law enforcement, fire departments and rescue services that must feel like they have been stabbed in the back by these players. I for one will be forever grateful even if the NFL players aren’t

      • Mark, you’re exactly right there are many who feel that way but I guarantee you as a BLACK, AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN, they still feel that there’s a problem!! As with any other form of PROTEST people differ as to how to best do it!! ONE THING I HAVE NOTICED DURING MY TIME ON THESE WEBSITES IS WHITE PEOPLE HAVEN’T EVER SAID THEY HAD ANY THING TO LEGITIMATELY PROTEST AGAINST!! LMFAO

        • I believe that a lot of white people do, but they just don’t parade up and down in front of the media to grab the attention. Not saying that a lot of unjust things haven’t occurred throughout or nations’ history, a great example is native American treatment, but life goes on and you make the best of things and move on. During my many working years, I’ve honestly never seen anyone denied a job position due to race. Quite the opposite. I’ve actually seen unqualified people hired and promoted because of the color of their skin rather than the qualification of their job skills. This was especially true on jobs involving state or federal funding.

          • You’re exactly right Don, many minorities have been given jobs that they weren’t qualified for!! But you don’t and didn’t see the play!!!! See if it weren’t for AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, many including White Women, would not have ANY opportunity to even be on the job!! Now here’s where the twist comes in, YOU PURPOSELY OVERLOOK THE BEST QUALIFIED MINORITY AND HIRE THE SOMETIMES SERIOUSLY UNQUALIFIED, NOT READY FOR THE JOB, MINORITY, WHO THEN FAILS MISERABLY!!! Then guess what you SAY SEE TOLD YOU THEY DON’T HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE OR WHATEVER TO DO THESE JOBS!! That’s the play rig the system so it APPEARS THAT THE PROGRAM DOESN’T WORK!!! I assume you’re a White Male, if so how would you see if the discrimination happened, were you looking for it, did it slap you in the face, are you such a person that the ones who would do it wouldn’t want you to know, because you might have raised a ruckus about it being unjust!! As far as OUR INDIGENOUS BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THEY’RE STILL BEING TREATED AD SUBHUMANS, BY THE SYSTEM

      • Elaine I applaud your reasoning BUT, let’s keep it real IT IS WHAT IT IS AND WILL BE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME!!! But I have FAITH that although we may not see it this ingraned HATRED for people who don’t look like you will be washed away! By you I am not talking about you personally I’m talking as all of US when we look in a mirror!!

    • It’ll never happen. The politicians and special interest groups will always use the hyphenated titles to keep us divided and for leverage in their so-called movements. We’ve all heard the old phrase “divide and conquer”. Well, that’s what it’s all about.

      • iF YOUR INTELLIGENT AT ALL YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO CHANGE THIS NOT TALK LIKE A DEFEATIST.WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THE TRAITORS IN OUR GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE ABOUT 45% OF CONGRESS THAT ARE NOTHING MORE THAT CLOSET DEMOCRATS. THAT IS WHY YOU SEE THING BEING HELD UP. THIS IS WHO HAS TO BE TAKEN DOWN, PAUL RYAN FOR SURE IN 30 DAYS. HE NEEDS TO BE KNOWN FOR HIS CONNECTION TO SOROS. THAT IS WHY HE KEEP STABBING OUR PRESIDENT IN THE BACK, HE SOLD HIS SOUL TO SOROS. HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A POLITICAL WHORE AS ARE 45% OF CONGRESS AND70% OF THE SENATE.
        CLEAN UP TIME.
        THE PEOPLE ARE ANGRY A HELL AT THERE BETRAYING AMERICA .AND WE ARE GETTING OUR FORCES READY TO HANDLE THEM .THEY DON’T HAVE THE SAY SO THE PEOPLE THAT PUT THEM I8N OFFICE HAS THE SAY SO; AND WE SAY THERE GOING TO BE EXPOSED AND PUT UP FOR THE CRIME OF BETRAYAL. HANGING.. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND WERE GETTING LOCKED AND LOADED.
        THERE FAMILIES WILL SUFFER AS THEY HAVE MADE OUR FAMILIES SUFFER FOR THERE WRONG DECISIONS TO GET BIG PAYOFFS.
        THE DAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.. AND IF ONE HAIR OF PRESIDENT TRUMPS IS HARMED IT WILL BE AN OUT AND OUR WAR ON THE LIBERALS. THEY ARE VERY AMERICAN AND NEED TO BE DEPORTED TO COUNTRIES THAT THEY WILL BE MORE COMFORTABLE IN.. WE CAN DO THAT FOR THEM..

        • Not sure why you seem to be attacking me. Re-read my post. all I said was that politicians and those with special so-called causes will never the hyphenated titles to go away because it serves them so well. That’s simply a statement of truth. The use of hyphenation is just a useful tool used to divide us into splinter groups instead of bonded-together American.

  6. I have been a NY Giants fan since 1952. I have not watched one game this season nor do I plan to watch National league games again. These players and the higher echelon need to be taught a lesson and this is the only way you can do it, by not watching it in TV or going to the games. Hopefully by sticking together we can put them out of business. I sure hope they can all find a real job that pays them the salaries that they are making outside of football. Good riddence to bad rubish.

  7. NFL = NOT FOR LONG. GOD BLESS AMERICA, REAL AMERICANS RESPECT THE FLAG AND ANTHEM< MANY REAL AMERICANS GAVE THEIR LIVES< LIMBS AND TIME. THAT'S WHAT THE FLAG and ANTHEM STAND FOR. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT LEAVE WE DO NOT NEED YOU.

    • and we all agree with you, we have lost loved one in this war, and resent there black asses acting like normal stupid ,ignorant, disrespectful trash.YOU EARN RESPECT,IT ISN’T HANDED OUT LIKE CANDY OR YOUR DRUGS………………..
      and they wonder why, There making such a racial divide. deport them out of AMERICA, THEY DON”T BELONG HERE…..

      • You’re truly sick Dorie, people like you are what’s wrong with OUR COUNTRY, NOT YOURS, OURS!!! THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GREAT BECAUSE OF IT’S DIVERSE CITIZENS, CULTURES AND YES RELIGIONS!!!

        • No the US was great because of strong patriotic beliefs in our culture and our national symbols such as the flag. Letting people get away with all this BS claiming racial victimhood is akin to the destruction of all that makes the USA. If you take a knee before the flag and anthem, then you need to GTFO to somewhere that you think everything is better.

          • You’re not Checkinout, you’ve already checked out!!! This country was built on a lot of THINGS!!! And YES THE BACKS OF MANY ABUSED MINORITIES WERE A VERY BIG PART OF IT!! ONLY TO BE DENIED BASIC SHIT EVEN TODAY!!! YOU CAN’T EVEN ADMIT THAT IT’S STILL HAPPENING!!! NO NOT VICTIMISED, JUST REAL PEOPLE, GOING THROUGH REAL STUFF

  8. I agree with “Pappa John” Leadership starts @ the top or it should. There is/was no leadership in this rediculous situation. Folks, the whole world is watching-this includes our sworn enemies. These professional atheletes or some of our greatest roll models for our youth. This is a sad time for our nation. It is even a sadder time for all of our military;our finest first responders. I am so let down by these athelets. It literally makes me ill.

  9. I haven’t watched football at all this year. Quit watching last year after the protesting began. Don’t want anything to do with football. Baseball thank God still has respect.

  10. No more NFL for me after 60 years of watching. America comes before felons, murderers, wife beaters, drug dealers, and generally mentally challenged millionaires deciding that they are more important than our country, our veterans, our first responders. The next time you need security from danger call Kaepernick!!!

  11. Maybe the first amendment needs to be treated like th Second amendment, you need to be background checked, fingerprinted and all else required to use it !!!
    How does that go over ???
    Seriously, if you don’t respect the American flag yo need to leave America!!! The flag is why you have freedoms that you have!!!

    • I have been wondering when sponsors would pull out. This will be the biggest problem for the NFL.businesses are seeing lost revenue for their support if the NFL. Lost viewership and fewer attendance at games is not enough to bring them down. People need to stop paying to support the sponsors. No advertisement no NFL. They stations depend o. Ads to support telecasting the sports events. Thank you Papa Johns for being the first to respond. Hope many more will follow. Let these losers play overseas and see how much they make. Let’s face it if the league went bust half these losers wouid probably live off of us because they have absolutely no skills. They could never handle real work. Support your family on forty grand instead of your average salary of 2.4 mil.

    • AMEN Timothy. Perfectly stated. The US Flag stands for many things a lot of the world’s people do not have yet wish they did. As odd as it seams, the US Flag stands tor principles that allow some millionaire crybaby football players to display their overgrown brat attitudes. They obviously never learned civility while growing up–oh excuse me, they never grew up.

        • NO WE DON’T ALL AGREE, WHERE IS SOME OF YOU ALL’S SO CALLED CIVILITY! YOU GUYS AND GALS SOUND LIKE YOU ONLY WANT THE KIND OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THIS COUNTRY!!! WELL GOT NEWS FOR YOU THIS COUNTRY IS BASED ON THE DIVERSITY OF IT’S CITIZENS AND IF YOU WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW PEOPLE WHO DON’T LOOK LIKE YOU, AND THINK LIKE YOU, YOU MIGHT JUST LEARN SOMETHING!! NOT JUST ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE BUT ABOUT YOURSELVES!! YOU MAY JUST FIND THAT THERE’S MORE TO LIKE ABOUT OTHERS THAN YOUR SICK ASS SELVES!!!

  12. Such a shame these ungrateful athletes have taken to this. Obviously they are uneducated. But they will find out soon that nobody gives a damn about them, the sponsors, the owners, etc. People have already chosen other sports to watch. And guess what? It’s too late! Adios! And kiss your asses good-bye!

  13. Sick of the protest It will take many years before I’ll watch another game. I love my country, work hard pay taxes and don’t complain very much. If I had the talent to make millions playing a game? I would thank my country and not complain

    • WHAT ABOUT LOVING GOD AND COUNTRY.DONT TALK ABOUT THE PLAYERS PRAY FOR THEM.SHOW LOVE FOR THEM AND THE GAME.LOOK AROUND THE WAY IT LOOK.GOD LOVE ALL GOOD AND BAD.GET WITH THE PLAYERS TAIK WITH THEM.DONT DOWN THEM, WHAT WRONG TODAY.THIS COUNTRY NEED LOVE, JUST THANK WHAT YOU DOING.YOUR CHILDRENS SEE THE WAY YOU ACT. OVER A SONG AND COUNTRY AND FOOTBALL,SHOW YOUR CHILDRENS LOVE.GOD AND COUNTRY.TAKE HATE OUT OF THE HOME.

      • My not seeing a football game has nothing to with hate. It has nothing to do with their protest. It has everything to do with when they protest. I spent 36 yrs in the military, 4 yrs active Marines and 32 yrs in the National Guard. Don’t disrespect the flag, period.

      • It may be just a song to you but tens of millions see it much differently. Obviously the ones who have no love for our country and our military men and women need to change their tune. Football is not worth it. I love my country and have served my country. These players are ingrates who love no one but themselves and the almighty dollar. Don’t come on here using love as a reason for me to watch these losers. My God, my country and my family come first. These people come in a distant last. Perhaps you can try and land guilt on those who have started this whole thing. The players, Owners and commissioner. Don’t be on here trying to make us feel guilty. As I’ve said I am glad the NFL is hemoraging and hope it crashes and burns. They are overrated anyway.

      • No! It is not a matter of love or hate. It is a matter of right and wrong!
        These players feel they are millionaires and can therefore do whatever they want and we the people will just allow it. We are protesting their method and place of protesting and that is our right. I really don’t give a damn if they lose their jobs and no longer make more than the average man paying their salaries will ever make in a life time. They have no respect for a country that has made it possible for them to make millions working less than 6 months a year and disrespecting our American Symbols of that freedom and the men and women of all colors who died to give them freedoms. If you think there are police wrong get involved in the black communities that you think have a problem. Go into the gang areas and talk to the young men there that the way to solve the problem is to go to school and become a police officer. Work from the inside to correct what they think is a problem. But of course so many NFL players have a “hard on” against the cops because they have been arrested for rape, domestic violence, DUI and the list goes on. Enough said!

        • Timothy, You have drunken too much of the koolaid. These players could care less about this Country and all it stands for. As a Veteran, we feel that their disrespect of our national Flag and Anthem has confirmed that the players are pampered prissies and Goodell and the NFL management are weak kneeded whimps.

      • tim. Pray for them? maybe after they are gone from the NFL. I will pray for them then to never come back.until then I pray for them to be fired.

      • Timothy I want to commend you for your thoughtful message to these people who just full of HATE!! I’m just trying to figure out where, when and how this country got to THIS point!! But just maybe it’s always been there and now they just see the opportunity to speak out!! They seem to be EMBOLDENED now, it’s scary the way they think!!

  14. Who cares what this group of NFL players thinks about anything? They’re losers. Uneducated ingrates who couldn’t get a job doing anything else if they weren’t playing ball. I mean, who would hire them? Just look at the buffoons! Most of them can’t even speak proper English. Let them all get concussed. It can’t hurt them any worse than they already are! Guess that makes me racist. Maybe I should get inked up over my entire body, grow waist-length dreadlocks and dye it yellow, then go out looking to advance my career.

    • They are the prime example of self entitled, earning 2 million + dollars and NO BACKBONE TO PUT THEIR MONEY TO WORK! I refuse to support any company that supports them, I hope they go broke! I will never watch the worthless sport again! Not standing for our flag, our country…let the fools go anywhere in this world and see if they get anything near what they got to play a damn sport! Real heroes wear blue and real heroes wear fatigues!!!!! They can kneel their asses into the poor house where their trash lot belongs! go back to the gutter from where they came from! A bunch of know nothings and ingrates, they disgust me! They are a worthless lot, and who the hell ever gets to give their personal opinion while at work!

  15. I refuse to watch any NFL game until this nonsense is stopped! I mean! None! Period! No Televised No NFL stadium games No purchase of NFL memorabilia! Nothing! NADA! ZIP!

    • If I wear my Bengals shirt it is wrong side out with a black line through the NFL. These players at claim to have backbone and stand for what they believe in then how about none of the players pay their taxes for a year or two might even put them in jail but what a stand lol

    • I will never watch them again. Rather they stand our not. I already know how they feel about our country. They have trashed us, I trash them. I will only be satisfied when this league folds.

    • ME EITHER, AND I HAVE BEEN A FOOTBALL FAN SINCE 1950. I REFUSE TO KOW TOW TO A BUNCH OF WHIMPERING BABIES! GROW UP AND GET A GRIP ON LIFE.

  16. starting today I now really like Papa Johns Pizza. I think I’ll pick one up ASAP to support Papa John’s and help drive the nail deeper into the NFL. This is the first time since High School 1971 that I have not watched a PRO FOOTBALL game, I played football for six years in High School and City College. It use to be Family-God-Country and Football. NOW it’s Family-God and Country, but I now get more Honey Do stuff done at Home.

  17. Never could see all the hype about pro football, or pro sports in general for that matter. With the passage of time, the onset of endless television, with it’s endless commercials, what little interest I might once have had has been killed off. As for the current or ongoing foot ball foolishness, it is getting a lot more band width than it was ever worth, both the owners and the players being a bunch of horses behinds, their foolishness have possibly served to kill off that golden goose that provided so lavishly for them.

  18. fk the national fk league i hope they all get flushed down the toilet and they all go broke and have to get a real job and get paid like all other blue collar workers do,go to hell nfl.

    • I think they should NOT show any games until after the coin hits the ground they play on.Also no 0ne should talk about there Disrespecting of our “AMERICA”.The MEDIA should stop the comments these over paid Juveniles are receiving, “FIRE THEM”

      • So you want to be able to watch the games and pretend it’s not happening. Instead of stopping the problem you would rather bury your head in the sand. If you don’t see it happening it must not be happening.

  19. They say it is about discrimination , not the flag, Bull excrement. They should look at themselves about discrimination, when the black white ratio of players nears the black white ratio of the general population I will listen to them. Of course that means about half of them will have to give up their positions. About the same chance of that as me getting to Mars in this lifetime.

    • It’s all about their hatred for Trump. Wonder if all the white players knelt when Obama were president the MSM would support them. NOT. Definitely racism on their part.

  20. It’s sad that the few are hurting all the other players that are not disrespecting our nation. They either are too stupid or don’t care. Maybe both.

  21. Haven’t watched an NFL game theis season and I used to watch them all, Sunday, Monday and Thursday. Recorded those I couldn’t watch. Now I watch NCAA football and NHL Hockey. Record those I can’t watch live. Don’t miss and won’t miss the NFL. They killed the “goose that laid the golden egg.” Good riddance!

    • and the players who knelt! THE demoRATS,muslims,NFL,illegal aliens,antifa and main stream media cnn,abc,nbc,cbs,msnbc r the WAR on American,long live President Trump! GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

  22. I hope BUDWEISER goes down, just as the NFL is.
    People told them, people warned them and I guess they should reap what they are sowing and it’s carrying more about the Players than it’s Population of Consumers.

  23. NFL management has had plenty of time to put a policy in place where protesting could’ve been limited, they instead have decided to rule against the patriotic NFL fans obviously they feel they have enough support to be profitable time will tell if this is true.

  24. I refuse to ever watch the NFL again even if they stop kneeling. This wasn’t just an disrespectful act against our flag and military. It is an act that tells me they hate America (meaning all of us) and especially our police. They feel they are above the law and should never have to answer for their own wrong doings. These are adult men and I say shame on all of you! I encourage them to live in another country they may love.

    • Right on!!! I agree with you 100%. Maybe the NFL should stop utilizing the police force during the games for security and traffic around their stadium. If they can’t respect what the brave officers do every day for a lot less money then these privileged, unappreciated athletes, then they should not be getting the help from our brave men and women in blue.

    • agree with you . spoiled milionair players need to come back down to earth and support the flag and the country, I will never watch another nfl game or buy anything advertised during their games.

  25. Until the NFL players are willing to make a similar sacrifice to the men and women that have the flag draped over their coffins, they are dead to me.

    • My children were young when their Aunt, my sister passed away. She had served 21 years in the Army and did tours of duty during Dessert Storm, Bosnia to name a few; so she had a military burial. My third son was 3 (he is 17 today) when we had her funeral. He stood up when watching a game and was extremely upset. When I asked him why, he said, “How dare they disrespect our flag and nation that my favorite aunt fought to protect.” He then said “I remember the funeral when the military took the flag draped over Aunt Iris’s coffin, folded it and gave it to Omi. It was a very powerful moment for me that seems like it was only yesterday and that I will never forget.” It brought me to tears and made me think that she must be rolling over in her grave because she loved watching football.

  26. There is no reason to watch a politically oriented sport. Every part of our culture has been affected by the BS. And half the players dance around like chickens for just a tackle or a block. All the time. Used to be a team sport. I am sticking with high school football, where a game is till a game.

    • I read recently two high school kids followed the wonderful example their heros set. The coach told them to turn in their uniform. Imagine that . .. a coach with cashews

  27. Ha ha haaa. I mock the NFL and hope it DIES soon, painfully, and as a lesson for all that being against and disrespecting America is stupid.
    My our nation’s enemies learn this and know that We The People are not to be trifled with, taken lightly or to be considered an easy target for we kick-asses, take names, and listen for the lamentations of our enemies.

  28. I have not watched an NFL game for some time due to the kneel down. And will not watch again on Monday and Thursday until the kneeling has ended. Sunday is out.

  29. I cancelled my Sunday NFL ticket with DIRECTV tv
    and refuse to watch nfl games until these over paid prima donnas respect the flag and what it stands for and the
    men and women who dies in battle defending our
    right of liberty. I will continue to attend Univ of Texas college football. Hook em Horns

  30. Have read many of the comments on this and many other sites, but it all comes down to one issue, the filth that is doing the protesting, hate this country. Yes it is they’re right to protest, but when you protest, it has got to be for a valid reason, not a dreamed up lie, such as is being used by the BLM. When some of these racists are confronted, they come up with some other reason, why they are protesting, but at least for me, it always comes back to the real reason, they hate this country and it’s people, because of something that happened hundreds of years ago and all of the protesting in the world, isn’t going to change a single solitary thing, it happened and it’s over with. Would I feel the same way, if I were in their shoes, no I most certainly hope not, because I’m a Christian and as such, we are taught to forgive and what is going on in this country most certainly isn’t forgiving anyone or anything. There is no way that I could ever live with that much hate in my heart and also spit in the face of God and turn my back on Him, the way that all of these haters are doing.

    • Great points. I read that a group of white people had a rally with signs saying white lives matter. Right away the liberal media labeled them a white supremists group. What I saw was a peaceful rally with no hateful chants. Well I guess than BLM are black supremists. Also for them to argue that they are oppressed today because of slavery is just an excuse so they don’t have to hold themselves accountable for their actions or in some cases non action. When you think about their whole premise today and their tying it to when we had slavery, most Americans today didn’t have ancestors back then to own slaves. Our population has grown due to the fact that most immigration occurred after slavery. Also their broad brush doesn’t acknowledge the fact that thousands of white citizens helped them escape slavery. I have a friend that lived in the house where the underground railway entrance was in their basement. What about the thank you to those people and their relatives for the chances they took? As a Lutheran we believe that all people are created in God’s image. We are taught to follow God’s Ten Commandments; therefore I do not judge anyone based on the color of their skin, sex, or country of origin. I do make up my mind on who I and my family will be friends with based on their actions towards others. I also will not determine that based on what someone else says about a person; rather from our own experiences. I am tired of the P.C. followers categorizing human beings into groups.

      • All those poor black victims are free to go back to Africa any time they want. I bet we could start a Go Fund Me and buy any who don’t like it here ONE WAY tickets back!!!

    • Red, Agree with your sentiments, and would offer that the protesting players are being used by the same folks responsible for all the political unrest we are seeing every day on the news….I pray that our nation will survive. As a veteran, I know that we will, but wwe will need the strong resolve of the true patriots that love this Country to fight back against those that for whatever reason hate this Country. Trump is on the right track, and with God’s help will overcome these demented groups that will implode of thier own hubris. DOL,

  31. Until we see an apology from the players/owners and Goodell; we will NEVER watch another NFL game; nor buy ANY NFL paraphernalia.

    Suck it up; platers and Goodell

  32. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE MORE MORE PLAYERS THAT ARE NOT AMERICANS SO THEY DO NOT CARE TO HONOR OUR FLAG AND THE STUPID AMERICANS DO NOT HONOR OUR FLAG IT IS SAD THAT WE DO NOT HAVE AMERICAN PLAYERS SPORTS IS OVER FOR ME SINCE 1ST KNEEL. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
    I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICA AND WILL ALWAYS HONOR THE FLAG! THANK YOU FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT SERVE OUR FOR FREEDOM!

      • My sister and I are going to host a scoreless super bowl party for all of our friends who no longer watch the NFL. We are going to have traditional American food and lots of family games. Hope hallmark will help us out with new party supplies. We have become tired of all the commercials that add to a long evening
        Lots of fun for all. Will probably have to find a larger venue.

    • Amen you are so right and I have not watched a game either goodall should of been fired and anyone who kneels should be fired i hope NFL becomes a past time it would deserve them rightfor allowing this from these spoiled brats

  33. i am sick and tiered of ratial protests in this country. there is only one race. it’s called the human race. we are all part of it. i hate the phrase african american. can’t we all just be americans. for me, the nfl players who disrespect our flag are no different then our enenies who burn our flag. i loved football. it was my favorite sport. i am no longer an nfl fan. i love my country more.

    • Very well said, I used to watch footall since my children were little and played football. No longer do we follow the sport, we only follow our country the USA

    • My football day is now Saturday leaving Sundays to spend time with family and friends doing other things. I think I’ll start buying Papa John’s pizza now on Saturday. All players, coaches, owners, especially Goodell and the networks need to choose who they want to work for. George Soros of Black Lives Matter, or We the People of America. I have read that Soros owes his protesters and other bad actors for their past deeds against America, but if these people want to work for Soros then go to the AFITA website and sign up: Heard it pays $25/hr with bonuses if you get on TV and/or get arrested. Room and board & transportation are negotiable.

      • My bet is, this “African American” thing is not a black thing but just another tool in the hand of leftist democrats and social justice warriors, the real American haters.

          • Your right. Its like the rich against the poor and middle class. NFL teamed up with Hollywood. Both have been outspoken clowns. Left me no choice but to make sure none of them get my hard earned money. They got rich from us and this is the thanks we get. Veterans too. They went to games and theatres too. They’ve (NFL. & HOLLYWEIRDS) OVER BENEFITED off the hands their biting now.

      • This is a small part but a Big beginning that Obama tried starting even before he was POTUS. Soros and Obama have been working hard for many years to divide America; Make no mistake, it is Not the class of people, It is the race from which we come from.

    • Well said! I used to be a NFL fan and a fan of the U.S.A. … I am now a fan of our Veterans and our Country! Go Team U.S.A. Let’s fire the NFL and take it’s millions and billions of dollars and distribute it evenly to our Vets who fought and fight to keep our country safe!!!!

  34. Kapernitwit protest had nothing to do with race. He was protesting cops killing blacks and disrespecting the flag because he is a communist sympathizer. He thinks Cubans are better off than Americans.
    I don’t want to hear players protesting for race because that is bullshit. If they have it so bad here move to Kenya with kapernitwit.

    • Actually Liberia was created for black people here that didnt want to participate in the USA. Those that stuck around believed in this country and if they no longer believe then Liberia is still open.

  35. I have been out ever since the players started acting like a bunch of pampered and spoiled brats over 20 years ago. NFL is nothing but a rip off of fans and property owners in the cities that have a team. If the country they hate so much is so terrible stop taking taxpayer dollars in the form of stadium concessions and giveaway leases. I for one am tired of paying for their overpriced lifestyle via my property taxes.

    • AS long as the players disrespect what our country stands for and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, I will never see another football game.

  36. It never ceased to amaze me how my White brothers try to turn something that shows their behavior against people of color to something that is altogether different than what it is. It has never been a protest against the National Anthem, but rather holding America to their tenet of equal justice for all. Years ago, when the schools were trying to desegregate, our White brother said they were against busing. But as we all know, it was not about busing, it was “us.”

    • You know what equal justice is? Respecting people, going to school, getting a job, and respecting our country equally. When blacks can do that then ask for equallity.

    • Sorry Alfred, that’s not true. Kapernick made it very clear by stating he refused to stand and show honor to the flag of the country that discriminated against minorities or color.

    • Knock it off!
      Slavery was bad but it’s been hundreds of years ago. On top the fact you never were a slave. Obama started this shit, we will end it. BTW:If you’re so concerned about oppression go to Africa where there’s black people there eating worms out of wet logs. They don’t even have clothing, they don’t have a home. They’re not even civilized.
      Knock off your whining, go help the real OPPRESSED black people that aren’t in this country.

      Goodbye NFL!! GOODBYE HOLLYWOOD!!

    • You wouldn’t recognize “equal justice” if it bit you in the ass, “Al.”

      What you want is preferential treatment — like you’ve been getting ever
      since Lyndon Johnson created his “Great Society.”

      BTW, “Al”; you are dead:

      Al Lipscomb Is Dead
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      dallasobserver.com/news/al-lipscomb-is-dead-7134546

    • Just because we are white does not mean we’re stupid. We understand that the black players were protesting what they perceive as unequal justice in our country. I ‘get it’, that the protest was not against the flag/anthem, at it’s inception. It was a misguided time for the protest, because the whole thing got mixed up with patriotism and the military, rather than law enforcement, and with slavery and racism, rather than unequal justice. But remember long ago, when moms told their kids that the “Appearance of Wrong-doing” was as bad doing wrong?? That’s where the protest TIMING comes in….. the “appearance” was of disrespect for the flag, the anthem, the country. If more blacks spoke out about black-on-black violence, or if more participated mentoring young men…. encouraging them to not waste the free public school education that America provides for them, helping them to learn trades, letting them know how important fathers are to families, helping them stay free of drugs and gangs…. those are things that can lead to real change for all blacks. It can change, in time, things like racial profiling (real or perceived), fears between races that lead to expectations of needing to physically defend oneself, and many other ‘street problems’ that an elderly white female can’t even think up. Because we all are Humans, and we all are Americans, and we have more common ground than can be found in nearly any other country in the world, it would benefit us immeasurably if we could just learn to remember that…..All human, all American, living and working together, for the betterment of each and every one of us! I pray for that regularly for all of us.

      • Do you REALLY THINK THAT everything that you said is not being DONE BY THESE ATHLETES EVERYDAY!! WAKE THE HELL UP AND GET OUT OF YOUR WORLD AND SEE WHAT THESE PEOPLE DO EVERYDAY TO HELP NOT JUST MINORITY YOUTHS BUT ALL YOUTHS!! DO YOU ALL THINK THAT ONLY THE WHITE ATHLETES ARE OUT HERE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES TRYING TO MAKE CHANGE??!!! YA’LL ARE RIDICULOUS AND SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES

      • Yes its about PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! I am responsible to learn, to legitimately earn my living, to live my life in a moral and responsible way. I am not entitled to be supported by others unless they harmed me and caused me to be disabled, and unable to support myself. Why does BLM protest against the police and whites? More blacks are killed by other blacks then by police and whites together. Why do you allow these criminals a pass because they are black? IF BLACK LIVES MATTER, then protest the blacks killing blacks, turn them in, report black gang activities to the police and demand action! If you can’t or won’t quit whining!

        • I couldn’t have said it any better and your thoughts are my thoughts. Exactly!
          We will never get any answers. We cannot keep coddling black people. They bleed the same red blood that white people do. Only white people arent murdering each other.
          We just get the blame for everything And we get no respect. Nobody seems to be grateful for the tax money that they use for welfare. By the time the government is done taxing me I’ve lost several dollars an hour in pay.
          Welfare’s turned into EXPECTANCY. And I can honestly say they get more money to buy food then what I work my a** off for. Lots of hamburger and pasta gets ate in this house.

          • From what I am hearing the stands are still filled with people who think that football is the only thing going. I for one will never watch an NFL game again and I have not. Papa John’s is the only sponsor that has given up on football and that will only last for a year. There are still lot’s of people like me that feel football is not all that and is not worth view or supporting any sponsor that gives these overpaid cry babies millions of dollars.

  37. Had tickets for steeler game on 50 yd line.
    As soon as they didn’t stand for anthem we
    Gave them back. Won’t watch again until whole league gets respect for flag.

  38. I watch pro ball for entertainment, not political or other statements. Pro football is now off my list. College and local high school games will now fill the resulting gap.

  39. I am not watching any more Football as long as they are acting like over paid,disrespectful,jerks,they need to be taken down off their million dollar job.

    • I agree with John and others. They sure deserve the money they make. Our men and women deserve better for there serves for our freedom. So these over paid, disrepectful,arrogant brats can a ball around. Our Country and from what I understand they are giving good money to play the national a theme, stand and respect our flag. If that’s too much for them to do then leave this country……

    • Anheuser-Busch is a Huge Sponsor and they are on the fence they need a little help making up their Minds, Call Email, We need to Stop this Anti-American Liberal Nightmare.

  40. If u are paid in usa money u should respect the american flag no matter what issue u have with race. If u think u are better then the american flag then u should move to some other country and play for them and see how much u would make. Even so you are paid to much to do any sport…

  41. Stopped watching after the first knee hit the ground this season! Won’t be back! Neither will Goodell if the owners are smart!

  42. We love football in our family but we are no longer watching it.
    Have you all noticed that the NFL is not showing the playing of the anthem on tv? I bet they are doing that so us the audience can’t see those awful players do their traitorous stuff. Does the nfl think we will not know what happens in the field before the game? They probably think we are stupid and blinded

  43. I think Papa John’s pizza sucks.. not enough sauce and very dry/bland..
    BUT
    I may now go buy one or two….

    when the nfl allowed the inmates to run the asylum they lit a fuse which may blow the whole league up…. and maybe let some of the ignorant uneducated “protesters” learn what real oppression is when the money drys up…

    good job papa johns

    • Hey Thomas Arnold agree BUT when you do order papas pizza 🍕 just ask for it the way you like it like extra sauce n cooked a little extra that’s what I do n it usually turns out great.Good luck
      Ya know ALL these twits that take a knee had NO idea what they did, they NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT MIGHT JUST GET THE NFL N ALL THEIR JOBS TO BE EXTINCT AND POOF ALL GONE NO NFL NO NFL JOBS TIME FOR THESE CLOWNS TO GET REAL JOBS N START BEING MEN AMERICAN MEN
      NOT AFRICAN BLACK AMERICANS BUT JUST AMERICANS JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.

  44. it’s about time people realize the nfl has no real impact on our lives,let the people who repair the roads haul the trash & garbage police and fire, medical persons mechanics home builders teachers quit doing their jobs,see how rapidly the quality of life goes downhill.

  45. Good bye nfl. First you priced us out of your stadiums, then you insulted the police,the military, and lastly our intelligence. It took a while to get to me but you did. Good bye ESPN, good bye cable bill , and lastly good bye to the raciest Dick-head players.

  46. Like the rest of the liberals missing brain stem actions, this is pathetic!…and the weak, afraid, terrified Goodell needs to step down; if you can’t do your job take a hike. Better yet everyone just stop watching and going to games, these morons are so over paid it makes real american sick.

  47. While I am very glad that John Schnatter is “dumping” the NFL, even if he hadn’t I would be still buying his pizzas, as he also sponsers sports I follow instead of the National Felons League; most especially the NHRA, NASCAR and the MLB.

  48. I refuse to attend another game. I use to spend thousands of dollars a year, taking my large family, and clients to games. Not another dime from me. No longer a fan.

    • There you go. That’s the best attitude. All pro ball players will, strike, kneel whatever. You folk play a kids game. Long before someone got the insane idea to pay, that’s right, pay over grown children to play a game. Now because of money, they honestly believe they are better than everyone else. No in my book, we do not need pro players anymore. Go out and get a real job. Become a cop since you clowns think you can do so much better. You all need to be brought down to earth. Pro sports? Nah!

  49. I think the nfl is thru. I serviced for three years. 27 months overseas and love my country, the flag and what it stands for and the anthem. NO MORE, nfl.. I’ve had it with there childish actions and disrespecting everyone the way they do.

  50. Time for the Owners to re-negotiate Contracts of all who knell take their Losses out of the Contracts but I believe it is too late to save Professional Football. The Goose is Dead & Cooked !!

  51. I have to say how proud I am with the American people showing we won’t stand for this! This is our America and I be dammed if I will let one group of people who makes more in one year than most do in a lifetime bitch because they aren’t treated special. You live in the greatest country in the world or you wouldn’t be here. Do you realize that the (white) as they call us go to your games and buy your jerseys? Get over yourselves! I hope we all continue to turn off our TVs even if they stand. We need to make a point they won’t forget!

  52. I know that many of you will accuse me of racism (go ahead,…I don’t really care) but why is it that just the black players are the ones with bad attitudes? Why do they think that police are treating their race badly simply because they want to be able to pull off crimes without repercussions? Do bad things, receive the fallout! That is the way things work and the rules apply across the board regardless of skin color. Blacks are treated no different than whites in this country as long as they are law abiding.Law breakers deserve to get their butts kicked.

    • Unfortunately DWB, driving while black/brown is a crime in certain jurisdictions. Nevertheless, the players picked the wrong venue and way of protesting. Like to see them in inner city Chicago taking the murder rates there (pun intended).

    • I disagree.. IMO, many blacks are treated much better and receive favorable college admission and job opportunities and lowered standards

    • “but why is it that just the black players are the ones with bad attitudes?”

      Not “just black players,” Sherman, but primarily.

  53. ..LOL…you were too stupid to see what was coming….NFL you deserve to fail…Americans are proud people and love their country and respect those that serve to protect us…you chose your own death..fools…you deserve to fold…America First..Always…NFL R.I.P.

  54. ..LOL…you were too stupid to see what was coming….NFL you deserve to fail…Americans are proud people and love their country and respect those that serve to protect us…you chose your own death..fools…you deserve to fold…America First..Always…NFL R.I.P…..Salute to your flag that says closed!

  55. If you are so dissatisfied with something, then protest that not the National Anthem. If you do not like the country then leave it. If you are really upset about something then quit too show how really upset you are. Or use your time to protest specifically what is bothering you not the country in general.

  56. let the little tit bags go without their millions and they will change fast enuff i love pro football but havent watched a single game and wont until this has been settled

  57. Glad that one sponsor has taken a step in the right direction!! I commend PaPa John’s for doing so!! I now hope that other sponsor will do the same thing, hit them where it really hurts!!! The owners as well as the players are just greedy, selfish scum in my eyes and I hope they get their just do!!! God Bless America.

    • I, as an American veteran who has chosen to live in Canada (not for political reasons) am very sorry to see high paid football players refusing to respect the flag and national Anthem of the country which they have the oportunity of living in.
      Many of them have suffered from some form of discrimination (granted) but I myself have in the past been discriminated to some extent because of my reiigiuos faith or because I do not have a higher education or because I and my wife have more then two children.
      Let’s get on with our lives and try to keep America Great.

  58. I’m proud of Papa John’s. Will probably use them more. The NFL has dug a hole of their own making. Also, if they would turn this around tomorrow it’s already too late. Damage done! Lots of people I know who were fans have said they have learned to live just fine without the NFL and their overpaid players. People won’t come back in droves like they all probably think. Lot of us are doing great without the NFL in our lives.

    • I am not a football fan but feel that this is totally unacceptable and I think the NFL leadership is due for a change. This is terrible behavior by a bunch of overpaid morons. These players exhibiting this stance should be fined or fired or maybe both. My hat is off to the leadership of Papa John’s and hope there will be many to follow. If I did follow football, this would put an end to it.

  59. I have not watched a single NFL games since Mr.Colin Kaepernick started kneeling and I doubt I will ever watch another one. A college football fan who goes -7 to 8 games per year, but if they decide to do the same I will quit watching any football ever.

    • The NFL whiners need to take a two knees and pray they still have a job!! Who wants to watch anti American behavior? Go play football in Iran you losers see how you like it

  60. It’s not about the flag, the anthem or the military. It’s not anti-American. Heard of the 1st Amendment which, btw, you’re using to comment on this article?

    • And real asses like you can exercise that with dumb ass posts like yours…these protesters are no more than hate filled Obama monkeys that have no substance just hate. If I break the law I pay. If I try to steal a police officers gun chances I will be shot, If I turn and make and action like I am going to pull a gun on a law enforcement officer I will probably get shot. That is what these monkieys are protesting and now they have turned it into racial hate for our new white President. SSIUYFAYMP

    • The NFL players do have the right to free speech, that is true. Thing is, I also have the right to not only vehemently disagree with them, I also have the right to not grant any of them an audience, either! Freedom of speech does,in fact, work both ways! Whether you or the arrogant, selfish, no nothing players like it or not!
      What I believe this comes down to, is that the players,who are mostly black, think that because of their skin color, that they are immune to ANY type of criticism! And since this crap is based on one fat ass lie after another, well, too bad for them! I’m calling it like I see it!

    • Hasani, Nice Try by mentioning the 1st Amendment (you just might try reading it), is specifies that the Congress will not make a law prohibiting the freedom of speech or expression. When you offend the people (also known as the fans) by kneeing (for your own stupid reasons) during their national anthem (that brings them together) and they (or their ancestors) have fought and died for what it represents then you are subject to being ruled Anti-American.

    • First amendment? No problem. They do have the right to protest as do we all. We (as in most of the people commenting) have the right to protest their protest.

  61. It is so pitiful that a means of protest requires this to be displayed against our Nation Anthem. IF you want to protest fine, but do it against what you object too. If it is this country, then MOVE OUT. This is what is providing you with all your salaries, so just quit to make your point. Maybe that would indicate how upset you really are.

  62. It is unfortunate that the players are so short sighted and can not see how they are harming themselves. This is am example of real stupidity on their part. And, instead of seeing this and backing off, they double and triple down. They will get what they, themselves, have caused. They must think money grows on trees, not from fans who buy tickets and gear. When you see gear being burned, seats empty in your stadiums, shouldn’t that make you think about what you are doing? Being a good football player isn’t cause for being accused of exercising intellect.

    • They cannot see that they are being used by the white hate-mongering Soros, Obama and liberals who’s funding this to restart the racism issue. They are looking to take over this country and the easiest way to do that is to start another civil war so they can come in and pretend like they can get this country back on track, their way!

    • You seem to be under the impression that these players have BRAINS to think about their actions. Perhaps you’ve forgotten that these puppets are showing their true colors because someone else pulls their strings?… like maybe Soros?

  63. THESE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE COACHES NEED TO BENCH OR SEND TO THE LOCKER ROOM ANY PLAYER WHO DOES NOT STAND FOR OUR ANTHEM AND FLAG DON’T SCREW UP LIKE GOODELL AS IT WILL GET OUT OF HAND BENCH THEM

  64. THESE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE COACHES NEED TO BENCH OR SEND TO THE LOCKER ROOM ANY PLAYER WHO DOES NOT STAND FOR OUR ANTHEM AND FLAG DON’T SCREW UP LIKE GOODELL AS IT WILL GET OUT OF HAND BENCH THEM

  65. Truly a shameful display for an organization that use to be the game to watch on TV or go to a game once in awhile. I will never watch another NFL game. I hope your sponsors all leave you like Papa John’s Pizza. You deserve everything you have wrought. Reap what you have sown!!

  66. Not respecting our country is an act OF TREASON and they should ALL be tried and DEPORTED!! PERIOD!! No more NFL for myself and family!!

  67. The cry baby anti-America players just confirmed my choice to not watch NFL games after their last strike. I haven’t really missed the NFL at all, College Sports are far more exciting anyway. Those Young Men play their butts off every week and have a good time trying to set themselves up to possibly move on in to the NFL one day. Don’t miss them, don’t need them. NFL stands for “Not For Long” anyway.

  68. When you look at how many former pro athletes are bankrupt a few years after their careers end – it is easy to imagine all of these idiots right back where they came from – dead assed broke and kicking themselves in the ass for screwing it up. Of course as they are “victims” this will all be someone else’s fault.

  69. It really does NOT matter what they do in the future; they have already shown America their true hatred, so just please leave….that is leave the country! U will NOT be missed.

    • Oh so true, Richard.

      Even if they started standing during the National Anthem, we know that it’ll only be for “show”, as they have already revealed their true selves to the public, and most specifically, now-former NFL fandom.

      Any show of false patriotism would only be self-serving.

      Any true fan of footbal still has the “Friday night lights” of high school football and the Saturdays of college ball — unless they also become infected with the cancer of “kneelers’ syndrome.”

  70. Kudos to Papa John’s for taking a stand against anti-American sentiment, even if it IS because his sales are dropping. Any commercial during football broadcasts is prime air space, so what he’s doing is REALLY making a statement! I hope others will follow suit and drop the NFL’s business until they straighten up their act. When the NFL’s big bucks stop coming in, they’ll take this a lot more seriously, I think.

    • These kneelers think that they are invincible elites entitled to use any means necessary to force their leftist/progressive agenda on patriotic fans in the name of “social injustice.” Kneeling during the playing of a country’s national flag or anthem is plainly contemptuous and disrespectful behavior, regardless of the issue of protest. Their public display of this despicable behavior goes a long way to demonstrate these NFL kneelers’ total lack of civic consciousness and civic duty to the nation. Little do these clueless kneelers realize that they are just modern-day equivalence of Roman gladiators trained and pampered solely for the entertainment of ruling elites and paying spectators. When fans gave them the thumbs down for poor or undesirable performance, these gladiators were put down for good. NFL fans, you have the power to tame these kneelers who are daring you to quit watching football.

  71. I have been a Packets fan since 1957 and my office looks like a shrine to my favorite team. I have been unshaken through thick and thin. All the ups and downs have made no difference but this latest “BS” move on the rest of the league has caused even me to turn my back on the entire NFL. I WILL NOT WATCH ANY NFL even in restaurants and bars if it’s on theis TV I will leave.

  72. Obviously the players and the owners have never indulged themselves in the rules of conduct which are already on the books. United States Code Title 36, Chapter 10 ~ 171. Conduct during playing of National Anthem and observance of the US Flag. If you can’t stand for the National Anthem and the flag, then you need to re-locate to Syria or perhaps another country of question like Yemen or Iran. We don’t need to be subjected to disgraceful behavior by un-patriotic overpaid athletes. Personally, I grew up in an era whereby it was a disgrace if you didn’t enlist and just waited to be drafted. What a shame we have on our hands now.

  73. I have already stopped watching the NFL and I find their actions sickening for me who held a wounded sailor in my arms as he took his last breath. The feeling goes thru me every time I see this display on the news. What a shame!

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