As the National Football League’s brand and reputation continues to plummet over the anthem protests with no foreseeable end in sight, the players who have ignited this incendiary attack on our flag over perceived racial injustice and police brutality continue to peddle falsehoods about their plight.
It is ironic that the very players who have knelt in disrespect of our nation showed little initiative following Colin Kaepernick’s initial public display against the anthem last year. Their response was lackluster and non-existent. If these players really cared about the communities they claimed are violated, you would have seen an unprecedented response in the form of donations and speeches. It didn’t happen.
The most recent absurdity to come from followers of the “kneel” movement came from Seattle Seahawks star, Michael Bennett, who claimed that he was brutalized by police following the Mayweather-McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas.
From Biz Pac Review:
The player was high critical of how he was treated, blasting across social media that he was targeted “simply being a black man” and the officers used excessive force that was “unbearable.”
…this coming from a 6′ 4″ 274 lb. professional football player.
Bennett’s inflammatory words included the claim that an officer threatened to “blow my f**king head off.”
The body cam of the police officer who apprehended Mr. Bennett, told a different story, which according to the President of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, amounts to defamation against the department:
— Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) September 29, 2017
Here is Mr. Bennett’s account of events:
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 6, 2017
And a bit more on the whole picture. Note that the three officers who were concerned about Bennett’s behavior after they thought shots were fired were Hispanic and black.
Police have more video in the Michael Bennett take down incident. pic.twitter.com/3COp5gDDR3
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) September 30, 2017
Enough is enough. For the players, get back to football and quit the political messaging. It’s destroying the sport.