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NFL Announces ‘Idiotic Kneeling Ban’ — So Keith Ellison Plans to Boycott the League

Just days after the NFL announced new regulations demanding players show “respect” for the national anthem, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is vowing to boycott the league over the “idiotic” measure.

The new policy requires athletes and team personnel on the field to “stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem” during the patriotic ceremony. If anyone fails to comply with the leaguewide rule, the team will be subjected to fines.

The teams will also be permitted to pass fines along to any player or personnel for anthem-related infractions. It should be noted those who do not wish to stand are permitted to remain in the locker room until the anthem is completed.

Ellison, deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is not at all happy with the policy change and doesn’t plan to watch any NFL games this coming season:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faced intense backlash from the left last week after she said during an appearance on CNN that she has an affinity for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“I love the national anthem,” she told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. ”[I]’m very possessive of it. Sometimes, people say, ‘Maybe we should change the national anthem.’ No. I’m from Baltimore. I love the national anthem, and I love the flag.”

Pelosi, it should be noted, made clear she believes players should be allowed to protest if they so choose because, while she is a fan of the national anthem, she also “loves” the First Amendment.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Michael Williams

    May 31, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Are the people boycotting the NFL for giving players an option going to boycott the MBA for FORCING players to stand for the anthem?

  2. John

    May 31, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Who cares what Keith Ellison does? I do not, I think the people of Minnesota sould put hom on the unemployment line.

  3. paulette

    May 31, 2018 at 2:11 am

    I COULD CARE LESS WHAT THIS MUSLIM THINKS

  4. Luana

    May 31, 2018 at 2:12 am

    I think one of the main qualifications for sitting in the US Congress is that you must love America! He’s a muslin and he hates America and his voters are responsible for putting him in office. They have to know how he feels about the United States of America and yet they still put him in office. Disgusting!

  5. Michael Mortician

    May 31, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Besides Dearbornistan Michigan, Minnesota is Ground Zero for the most Radical Somali Muslims in AMERICA…NO MISTAKE THIS RADICAL PIG KEITH IS TOP OINKER IN MINNESOTA………………

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