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Packers QB drops BOMB about who’s to blame for protests

Call this a quarterback sneak.


Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers – perhaps the best quarterback in the league and definitely one of its most popular players – has decided that the blame for the NFL kneelers lies not with the kneelers themselves but rather the president of the United States.

At a press conference following his team’s victory over the Chicago Bears, Rodgers charged the president with being divisive without mentioning his name.

“It’s never been about the national anthem, it’s never been about the military,” Rodgers said of the protests.

“We’re all patriotic in the locker room, we love our troops. This is about something bigger than that: an invitation to show unity in the face of some divisiveness from the top in this country.”

Funny, but some of us are old enough to remember when one of the ways to show unity was to simply stand for the national anthem. Apparently that day has passed.

In Mr. Rodgers defense, it is not uncommon to find two weeks after a protest movement has started that if one were to ask 10 of these protestors why they are protesting, one would hear five different responses.

When the Occupy Wall Street movement began, for example, it was to many (including socialists, libertarians, and conservatives) a way of showing their displeasure with the bank bailouts.

The Black Lives Matters movement similarly was said to have begun to draw attention to ‘police brutality against African-Americans’.

However, both movements were soon said by some of their most dedicated followers to be about issues ranging from Marxism to Palestinian genocide to transgender rights.

So perhaps Mr. Rodgers can be forgiven for thinking the NFL kneeling cause is about ‘something bigger than patriotism’: protesting Donald Trump.

But Mr. Rodgers should be reminded that the kneeling movement began before Donald Trump became president.

In August of 2016, Colin Kaepernick, who was a football player back then, although by that time not a very good one, began the movement by saying “I am not going to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

And others – some in the NFL, some not – who have joined in the movement claim to be protesting such things as gay rights to calling for an end to “income inequality.”

So while Mr. Rodgers may be correct in saying that the protests aren’t anti-military, they are obviously about more than Donald Trump.


Aaron Rodgers probably knows this and is trying a trick play to fool the fans who are turning against him and his sport. But if he doesn’t, then he should ask his teammates.

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36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. Rogelio Escobedo

    October 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

    IN MY OPINION: THE NFL PLAYERS ARE ANGRY AT TRUMP FOR BEING INCOMPETENT AND ENABLING POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACISM. —THIS IS THE REAL REASON BEHIND THE PROTEST. –THE LYING LAW AND ORDER CANDIDATE TURNED OUT TO BE THE BIGGEST INSTIGATOR OF VIOLENCE BY ENCOURAGING POLICE TO ROUGH UP SUSPECTS WHILE ARRESTING THEM. —IN ORDER TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION NEEDED FOR AMERICANS TO TAKE NOTE OF THE GRAVE SOCIAL PROBLEM-THE PLAYERS HAD TO DISRESPECT THE FLAG-EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT A VIOLATION OF LAW. —ON THE OTHER HAND-IT IS SUPPORTED BY THE SUPREME COURT. —FURTHERMORE-SOME OF THE NFL PLAYERS ARE SUPPORTED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.—THIS IS HOW BAD TRUMP’S PERFORMANCE AS POTUS IS! —BOTTOM LINE-TRUMP HAS TO GO-NO MORE TRUMP/PENCE IN 2020! —SEMPER FI!

    • Catalina Woody

      October 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Rogelio, you post the same thing over and over about Trump under every article. No doubt you are a paid troll. Go troll someone where else. And by the way, Obama was the biggest racist, useless, terrorist loving, goat screwing, President we have ever had and Hillary would have been the same.

      • Dolores Fabian

        October 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        If the Green Bay Packers quarterback thought that Mr. Trump was at fault, why didn’t he go and demonstrate in front of the White House? There were four people who locked arms and the rest of the Green Bay Packer fans chose to chant USA, USA, USA and put their hands over their hearts. What does that tell #12? You and the rest of the kneelers are to blame for not honoring our Country, Flag and Men & Women who defend your sorry ass’s everyday. You and the rest of your NFL “brothers” are the reason people are tuning you out. After 70 years, I’m done with the Pack. So much for unity, Aaron.

    • Asisay

      October 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Give it up buddy, all this started during the obama administration. He turned common street street thugs into victims instead of the criminals they were. He never cared about anybody being killed except a black person. Totally ignored unarmed white thugs getting shot by black officers. And the news media went along with this. Protest signs at ferguson were printed by the communist party of the USA. At least with Trump we are seeing violent protestors being arrested and facing time in prison. Now you show me where, as you said, Trump is the biggest instigatio of violence. Yeah facts please instead of spitting rhetoric.

    • Leekelvin

      October 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      ANTI-TRUMP CAN SAID & FUCK ANYTHING THEY WANT. .BUT MUST RESPECT THE FLAG & ANTHEM FOR A MINUTE. !!!
      OR SHIP TO MIDDLE EAST. !!!!

    • mary padgett

      October 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      your stupidity is showing.

    • Marie

      October 1, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      I call Bull shit.

    • Lavona Areno

      October 1, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      he is a jerk. you are so right. it may have started out as a social problem but now – its a protest of TRUMP TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM.

      YOU CAN PROTEST ANYWHERE YOU WANT BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE FLAG THEY BRING OUT THE ANGER IN ME.

    • Rich

      October 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      You are some kind of idiot. Trump wasn’t even President when all this started. Research it before you spread BS. This has to go down as one of the dumbest posts ever. Semper Fi your ass!

      • David

        October 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm

        amen

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      October 2, 2017 at 12:41 am

      POLICE “BRUTALITY” DOES NOT EXIST EXCEPT IN SELF DEFENSE, WHEN ATTACKED BY BLACK CRIMINALS. EVERY BLACK SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE HAS BEEN JUSTIFIED. WHEN THE BLACKS BEGIN TO ACCEPT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY LIKE REAL PEOPLE–GET EDUCATED, GET MARRIED, STOP MAKING BASTARD BABIES AND EARN A LIVING INSTEAD OF DEMANDING FREE EVERYTHING ‘CAUSE THEIR GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDADDY WAS A SLAVE. BIG “F”ING DEAL. MY ANCESTORS WERE SLAVES TO PHARAOH AND BUILT HIS FUCKING PYRAMIDS FOR FREE.AND I DON’T PROTEST OR LAY AROUND ON MY LAZY ASS.

      • louise

        October 2, 2017 at 5:55 am

        Yes many of us are descendants of slaves or indentured servants. Get over it. It is not the situation now. But some are slaves to their thoughts and attitudes and will probably always be – because they cannot think

    • Anthony B Hargis Jr

      October 2, 2017 at 5:14 am

      JUst get your ass back to Mexico, Honduras, Africa or whatever hell hole you came out of you Libitard asshole/

    • Big Dick Brannigan

      October 3, 2017 at 1:34 am

      shut up, Cuck.

  2. antoniocsantiago

    October 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Here on end, NFL people will astray from the original cause of kneeling. They will come up with lots of input to go astray from the meat of contention. garnishing and bedecking the facade of alibi to call back support from the paying public. But the damage was done and to recover the trust of fans is hardest at this time of distance sentiment…

  3. Randall Spores

    October 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    ARRON ROGERS IS AN IDIOT!!! I COULD USE VULGAR WORDS BUT NO I WON’T,BUT THE MAN IS AN IDIOT FOR SURE.PRESIDENT TRUMP WASN’T EVEN PRESIDENT WHEN COLIN TOOK HIS FIRST KNEE!!! NOW DON’T YOU FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT!!!

    • Strongbow

      October 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Just another tainted product of california- the land of fruits and nuts.

  4. Marvin Cohn

    October 1, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Aaron Rodgers must have the intelligence of a snail. Thank God he is not in the military which gave him the right to demean the President. He is just one example of why: “NFL? GO TO HELL!”

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      October 2, 2017 at 12:43 am

      THE ENTIRE NFL IS MADE UP OF MORONS, CRETINS AND OTHER MENTAL DEFECTIVES. THE ONLY PEOPLE DUMBER ARE THE FOOLS THAT WATCH THIS SHIT AND BUY THEIR CRAP.

  5. Brenda Crawford

    October 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    after 8 years of our country being divided at every turn with that president and his cohorts, al sharpton adn jessed jackson just happening to pop in to what ever bad thing was going on to make them worse? why don’t so many people just think about what went on for the last 8 years…i’m an older person and can tell you that before obama took office, blacks, white and hispanics seemed to have been getting along very well together and actually liked and helped each other and then came along the dividers and haters again and here we are…sorse off than we were before…..how about growing up and thinking before you decide to say and do such stupid things….you have to know that you’re not making things any better but much worse unless of course that’s the plan and if so, a big big shame on you….time to move to a different country if you hat this one so much…..

  6. gina short gentry

    October 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    If its not about the Pledge, Anthum , and the flag get off your knees and stand you disrespectful reaciest human beings. Men and woman far greater than you gave so you could have all, show some RESPECT!!!!! I hope the draft comes back, then you’ll learn respect

  7. roger domnie

    October 1, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    aaron, i think you better rethink your answer about blaming the president for the kneelers. this whole protesting thing came about before he even became president. as a veteran and a packer fan all my life, i almost wished you would have not come out with any statement like you did. you lied to everyone first about graduating from a college in so. cal you never attended. alum went nuts. in NFL intro’s you never mentioned word state again. could that have been because it was a community college up north. stick with playing the game on the field there will be a new NFL shortly. p.s. most fans are behind mr president………

  8. Liz

    October 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I stand with Trump all the way. This racist crap is bull. We have had a black/muslim president, Lots of black, white, latino, you name it, ‘game players’ making millions of dollars per season. If things were as racist as they want you to believe, this wouldn’t be the case.

  9. gavinwca

    October 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Aaron Rodgers surprised alot of his fans, by turning out to be a liberal dickweed. Lost tons of respect for him. Or was he afraid his team would do the same thing to him that the Raiders did to their quarterback, Derick Carr, left him unprotected on the field against the redskins, players were reported saying if he can stand by himself for the Anthem, he can stand by himself on the field.

  10. gavinwca

    October 1, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    President Trump did not cause you to disrespect our country, flag, military, police, and National Anthem! President Trump only pointed out the players in the NFL, were disrespecting our country, flag, military, police, and national anthem. Noe you want to blame him for your own stupidity. Typical Liberal 1984 Newspeak.

  11. John Johnson

    October 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    As the article states, the original reason that football players knelt during the national anthem was to protest police brutality against blacks. However, the recent kneeling spike, of course, is the result of Trump’s call for NFL managers to fire kneelers. It’s not a protest against the flag, the military, or the country; it’s a protest against Trump.

    • Leekelvin

      October 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      THEN , GO PROTEST AT THE WHITE HOUSE. !!! MUST RESPECT THE FLAG FOR A MINUTE. !!! OR SHIP TO MIDDLE EAST. [email protected]

  12. Luisa

    October 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I don’t believe this guy Aaron because you don’t get back at one person disrespecting the flag and our troops and country. Go and protest in front of the white house on your time not at the games. So you’ll are still wrong. Stop making excuses and do what is right. Respect our flag and troops and country. If you don’t like Trump move somewhere else we won’t miss you. Most Americans voted for Trump. He is who we wanted to fix things in this country after 8 horrible years of destruction. Grow up little boys and stop your temper tantrums.

  13. Luisa

    October 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    You yourselves are to blame for the protests. President Trump said what he said after you’ll were already acting like silly little boys with your infantile protests. Stop lying and making excuses for your childish behavior.

  14. Luisa

    October 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    You’ll are just angry because Trump won the presidency. Grow up and get over it just like we got over Obama winning even though we didn’t go around rioting like savages and idiots, we didn’t like it but there was nothing we could do to change it. When Obama won I cried out no no no no no no, but I didn’t go out and act like a savage baby crier.

  15. Joseph

    October 2, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Aaron your just like the rest. Good luck and good by.It is not about Trump. People were pissed off last year, when one man refused to respect the flag.We the people are sick of this crap.I am done with you football and any of the NFL SPONSORS!

  16. Nastazi

    October 2, 2017 at 3:27 am

    I read this elsewhere today. It bears repeating….32 NFL TEAMS;53 players per team. Total 1696 players. 871 Convicted Felons playing currently in the NFL. That leaves 825 players that don’t have a criminal record. You truly think the hate for police is still about suppression of black people?

    • Patrick Paes

      October 2, 2017 at 4:29 am

      This liberal b.s. that who is responsible ,for his aka George Soro’s ploy to create civil unrest ,start race riot continue with Agenda 21 ,little here ,and a lot there ,for a N.F.L. Quarterback ,you are not to smart ,even though you went to Cal .This is about respect ,for this once great nation ,it’s colors ,the National Anthem ,the Armed Forces ,the people serving ,the one’s who have served ,and the one’s who have given all so a tewrk like and other’s can play a game for big money ,this was never about you ,the N.F. L.,or anyone’s race ,this is about respect for this once great nation ,it not about the 45th ,it not a place to carry on like a child , throwing a tantrum ,you want carry on like that and to show disrespect ,We The People will ,and can shut the league down ,for as long as takes ,and for what what ever it takes ,If you want protest do on your time ,your time ,we are not going to put up with it ,if we suffer ,you as N.F.L. protesters ,will suffer thrice,and even more ,Football is not life ,it;s a game the colors ,the National Anthem ,and Military past ,and future will be here way after your dead and gone ,and people won’t remember you ,but they will remember the colors ,the National Anthem ,and Armed Forces ,what it comes down they are necessary ,your not ,understand your not,and I am not going to give a history lesson to a educated man like ,just in case you missed it we showing respect for all ,since the beginning of this once great nation ,so it is not racial,black people fought with George Washington ,free blacks ,American’s 442 ,in World 2 ,and white ,black American Indians Mexican American’s ,every race ,religion ,and gender .this is what it is all about ,however We The People ,can and will shut you down ,if you cannot handle this in house .WE THE PEOPLE

  17. Judy stiltner

    October 2, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Where were they when OBAMA was being so divisive?

  18. Lonnie Cleveland

    October 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    You red to keep calling plays and throwing the football, not giving us reasons why you show little respect for the USA. Your predicessor was an example you should follow…..BL

  19. Marlene Langert

    October 4, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    THis just proves what I have heard before. THose that “take a knee” do not even know what theya re protesting. I am so glad that the NFL is going down to nothing. College football is much more fun to watch anyway.

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