While our nation mourned the tragedy in Las Vegas, the NFL and ESPN grappled with how to handle the now politicized playing of the national anthem.
In the past, Americans could turn to sports and come together for a moment of healing, like when Bush (43) threw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium after 9/11.
That’s why what these NFL players just did left fans feeling disgusted.
And due to the actions of three Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL just failed its biggest test yet . . . miserably.
These sitting, selfish NFL players couldn’t even hide their disdain for America for just one game in the aftermath of the Las Vegas tragedy.
While it’s unclear what they did for the moment of silence, Marcus Peters, Kenneth Acker, and Ukeme Eligwe sat through the national anthem.
Many football fans were disgusted by the disrespect showed to the victims and the police officers who risked their lives running toward the gun fire to stop the Las Vegas gunman.
— LeviD (@levidatl) October 3, 2017
Many also pointed out the actions of Charcandrick West seen in the video above, trying to block the camera from focusing on Kenneth Acker.
By doing so, his meandering was likely even more disrespectful to fans than those who were sitting!
It was a bizarre act given that the camera focused on Marcus Peters without anyone trying to obstruct the camera.
NFL fans took to Twitter to slam Peters:
— Lynn Frederick (@WLFrederick3) October 3, 2017
Marcus peters has proved he’s a garbage human #MNF
— Kieren Farrell (@KillerManeSP) October 3, 2017
I hope Marcus Peters gets burned tonight. You don’t sit for the nat’l anthem after a nat’l tragedy occurs. Total lack of perspective. #MNF
— Alex Wilson (@A_Wil9) October 3, 2017
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) October 3, 2017
While the petulant protests of these coddled millionaires showed an immense lack of respect for our country, and dishonored those who were injured and died in Las Vegas, it just goes to show the NFL has a continued problem.
— Mike Keating (@mkeats_12) October 3, 2017
Until owners step up and suspend or fire somebody – like Trump initially suggested – this isn’t going to end any time soon.
And a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests owners are growing more and more angry about the anthem protests behind the scenes.
Three sources told the Journal that owners had a tense meeting with the league following the first league-wide anthem protests.
Several owners realized that feuding with Trump over players disrespecting the anthem was bad for business – especially given that the issue resonated with so many fans.
What do you think about the actions of the Kansas City Chiefs players?
Did you watch the game?
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