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Sharpton Defends Anthem Kneeling

Al Sharpton of MSNBC believes that NFL players should be allowed to kneel during the National Anthem because “athletes are contracted to play the game,” not “for the preliminary ceremonies.”

Sharpton stated, “When an athlete is contracted, they’re contracted to play the game. They’re not contracted for the preliminary ceremonies. So as I recall, when Colin Kaepernick and others took a knee, they did not do it in the middle of the game, they did it during the preliminaries, which was saluting the flag, and some would argue, I would, that it’s patriotic to also do things that would protest, to show the country that it ought to live up to the flag they’re saluting. It has nothing to do with what they were contracted for, because when the game started, they were on the field doing what they’re supposed to do.”

Sharpton called the new rule of fining the players who kneel “unfair and clearly violating people’s free speech rights.”


  • Ed
  • Al

    I’m a racist? Blacks seem to be more racial than ever. No NFL for me.

    • SeanM62

      All of a sudden someone sticks up for their Constitutional rights and you can’t take the heat? Then get the hell out of the kitchen and STFU.

      • Al

        Don’t disrespect our flag aszzho and I’m not shutting up. I I served for 6 years military , I’m not leaving.

        • SeanM62

          Sounds like the flag and anthem are just for the military and not for other citizens or the Constitution ? Good to know. I still think displaying the flag and playing the anthem have nothing to do with the game except that for the NFL the Dept. of Defense pays the NFL to put on this unnecessary display as a recruitment advertisement. Still not part pf the game and unnecessary.

          • Al

            A lowlife as yourself is to be ignored.

      • Tim W

        It’s there first amendment rights to protest outside your place of employment but if your employer forbids you to do it while on company time and on company property, the surpreme court agrees the employer rules take president over their first amendment rights. That’s the facts. Employer rules override first amendment rights for workplace conduct.

        • SeanM62

          Employers have more rights than workers? That’s why unions are necessary – and despised by conservative fascists who dislike freedom.

          • Tim W

            You don’t get it. If you as an employee behave in a manner that is damaging to a companies image or bottom line exercising your first ammendment rights, as a private company, with sumpreme court backing, have the right to discipline or fire that person. A union can fight it in court but the company has president of sumpreme court ruling on it’s side.

      • John

        Take your own advise a-hole. Do us all a favor and STFU yourself.

        • SeanM62

          Address the question or go home. Your personal problems and unsubstantiated opinions are of no concern to others outside your unfortunate family.

    • COMPU-TRON

      Your second sentence indicates the answer to your first, racist.

  • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

    Nobody dreamed of dishonoring the flag until Kaepernick,a Muslim traitor, started it.
    Nobody felt ill-used before this fad was started. People used to understand that
    united be stand. People used to show their respect for our nation. Just one
    idiot ruined that respect, and WE allowed it. If we truly were united, the NFL
    would be a distant memory.

    • SeanM62

      What the hell do the anthem and flag have to do with a ballgame? Its just stupid and a waste of time unless you support the Wehrmacht.

      • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

        It has always been one of America’s finest traditions to pay homage to our men and
        women in the military and you know it SeanM62. You are old enough to remember
        that, so don’t play like you never heard of it.

        • SeanM62

          Paying homage at the right time and place is fine with me. A football game is not the right time or place – it should be for football.

          Also – my grandparents lived through the Nazi occupation of their Scandinavian country and we are wary of too much militarism, flags, etc. The military has been so over-used in the past 50 years that many of us are growing weary of wasting so much in blood and money for wars that are not about our freedom or safety but about safe-guarding the overseas investments of big-money donors to our famously corrupt politicians. Both blood and money are better spent here at home for roads, trains, other infrastructure – that is the BEST America-First program I can think of. We are not in the Sieg Heil camp of the Gropenfürher.

          • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

            The fact that this is NOT Natzi Germany and is America is the best reason for us
            to show our gratitude to our military. If it were not for the brave men and women
            in our armed forces Germany under Hitler could have ruled the world. Are you a
            Natzi who wanted that to happen? Leftists make me wonder about where their
            loyalty lies. I happen to love our country and the America-First way of life. I do
            NOT want the NWO. I love living in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
            MAGA should be where our loyalty lies. Most leftists think that at NO time should
            we pay homage to our great nation.

          • SeanM62

            Where is the NWO? Is it in the Deep State or does it control the NWO? Who are the rulers? I always thought the Koch Brothers were the rulers of the Deep State and supported the NWO.

          • Joan Laviana

            You devalue the flag you devalue America. Your attitude needs some work. Without a strong military there would be no Freedoms. Without our flag there would be no unity, no symbol of American pride, nothing to represent what America stands for. What you are suggesting is a total dystopia with a return to those same camps not too far into the future.

          • SeanM62

            The flag is a symbol of the country. The Constitution is the country. That is more important but is completely unknown to our prevaricative liar-in-chief – now having racked up having tweeted or stated more than 5,000 lies or misleading statements. Do you respect the Constitution as much as the flag? Have you even read the Constitution?

            Given our present leaders, what DOES the country stand for, anyway?? Europeans can’t understand how we went from the leader of the free world to a s**thole country in less than a year and a half.

          • kbmiller

            If you’re growing weary, then go take a nap, you nit wit. Nobody cares if you watch a game or what your lame opinions are.

      • kbmiller

        You enjoy making asinine comments, don’t you, DOLT?

  • Bret Campos

    He needs to be locked up , owes millions in taxes and wants to preach about American’s living up to the flag that their saluting.??? HYPOCRITE

  • rtryon

    Nobody should try to help Sharpton abandon his own survival! He depends on racism for his capacity to make a lot of money. He and Jessie Jackson would lose an evidence of sanity, if they ever decided that they could not keep re-inventing racism when only a few people among a much larger minority fall for their false message that is way out of date and irrelevant except for their purposes.

  • Medic RN

    I didn’t steal it! It was just in my pocket when I left the store!

  • rottenrollin

    They’re doing THEIR protesting on OUR dime, so to speak.

    Sharpton’s ALWAYS been an advocate of abusing OUR DIME.

  • SeanM62

    You don’t support the Constitution? Free speech is guaranteed by the 1st Amendment – the most important amendment.

    • Joseph Morgan

      Free speech is one think, but to spread hatred, bigoted racism, and terrorist actions, which this man does is considered treason. Put that in your m62 and smoke it!

      • SeanM62

        I agree completely with you. And yet he was elected president in 2016. Disgraceful!

        • Joseph Morgan

          Seems that you are the disgrace since you keep referring to the U.S. as the colonies. Maybe you should go back to the muslim country of almudengland.

          • SeanM62

            Didn’t you see the interest that US citizens had in the royal wedding? We still love the Motherland and seem to have what one Brit called “winner’s remorse.” We are what historians call a neo-european country. A more accurate name for the US would be The (sort-of) United States of New England.

          • Joseph Morgan

            You mean the big DOG & PONY show since England is now a muslim colony. the kingdom is dead, get over it. Unless the Queen takes back the power and cleans out the scum, HA,HA,HA, never happen, as it was England would probably be speaking German if the US did not come to the rescue.

          • SeanM62

            Your Welsh is showing, Mr Morgan.

          • kbmiller

            As is your ignorance.

          • kbmiller

            Hey STUPID, it’s correct to respect the leaders of a country’s great ally.

          • SeanM62

            I did not disrespect the English royal family. In fact I rather like them, especially the younger ones although Queen Elizabeth’s parents were certainly courageous to remain in London during the Blitz and served as great examples for their fellow Brits. Of course, they didn’t have bone spurs so had no excuse to evacuate.

            Do you call all people with whom you disagree “stupid?” Bullying may now be fashionable, given our liar-in-chief, but it does not show you to be a person who knows, deep-down, that you are convinced of your argument.

          • kbmiller

            IDIOT, didn’t post that you did. Take a reading comprehension course. I call stupid people, “Stupid” when they deserve it, and you are most deserving.

        • kbmiller

          Are you as stupid as your picture is ugly?

    • kbmiller

      You STUPID HYPOCRITE !! 3 or 4 posts above you wrote STFU to Al. Then you cite the 1st Amendment. How stupid are you?

  • jjmcl431

    When Sharpton dies he should be wrapped in a pig skin shroud, have a wooden stake pounded into his heart, beheaded and garlic and his body placed lead lined coffin. After the coffin is sealed and lowed into the ground and covered with dirt a headstone carved in the shape of the Stars and Bars should be placed over the grave.

  • Jmanjo

    Sharpton is the slimiest racist in the country. Absolutely horrified that Obama let that POS sleep in our White House! No wonder they had to fumigate it

    • SeanM62

      And now deplorable Donnie stinks it up every minute he is not at the golf course.

      • kbmiller

        You are an idiot.

  • jim jones

    Sharpton is the offspring of a chimpanzee and as ignorant black whore!

    • SeanM62

      Talk about racism. Didn’t you ever hear all the jokes the English tell about the Welsh? Pretty similar to your rant about an African-American. And don’t forget that just a few thousand years ago all Europeans had skin color like Rev. Sharpton. You would know that if you kept up with science.

      And your parentage includes….??? Given your rudeness, I would guess something pretty similar to what you claim for the Rev?? Didn’t your parents teach you any manners or Christian values??

      • kbmiller

        Go away you Flamer.

    • kbmiller

      You insult ignorant black whores and chimpanzees.

  • Joseph Morgan

    Pay your back TAXES then leave this country. This man(?) is one of the main reasons that this country is in such a bad shape. He is a terrorist, racist bigoted leech on the people of this country and belongs in prison in “GITMO”.

    • Donald Emery

      Could not have said it better myself. Good Job

  • Tim W

    Al Sharpton doesn’t understand the rules of employment. When you’re inside the building of your employment, aka the stadium, you are a repersentative of your company. Therefore, at all times you’re subject to the conduct rules of your employer while on your employers property. The employer sets the rules of conduct while there, not your first amendment right. After you leave, you can express all the first amendment rights you want. This is a fact backed up by the Supreme Court. Al Sharpton needs to learn the law and understand it, not speak from his emotions not backed up with facts

    • Stephen DuPont

      I know when it comes to my employer. If I’m in uniform I am representing the company and need to conduct myself accordingly, whether I am on the clock or not. I would assume the same with them, if they are in uniform they are representing the team.

  • Estell Newton

    Sharptoin doesn’t following Christian beliefs so it’s no wonder he’s condoning kneeling.

  • Donald Emery

    Who gives a crap what Al Sharpton has to say. His ass should be in jail for not paying his back taxes.

  • kbmiller

    Didn’t a judge contract this f’n FOOL to pay a big fine for LYING in the Tawana Brawley case?

  • Albedamned!

    He is the biggest extortionist and race baiter!

  • Ross Urie

    Sharpton

    You should be spewing your BS from a jail cell… Pay your TAXES…

    • SeanM62

      “Pay your TAXES…” After Dopey Donnie makes his own tax returns open to the public so we can see how he owes hos shirt to the Kremlin and thus is willing to sell the country down the river for his own wealth advancement.

      • kbmiller

        SinM62 show some proof of your idiotic accusations or STFU. You are a moron. BTW you IDIOT presidential candidates are not required to expose their tax returns. Why don’t you put all yours on line? If you don’t, then STFU.

  • George Reed

    No surprise here Sharpton anti-american little toad.

  • Jack Atherton

    A predictable position from a professional black.