In the first NFL game since President Donald Trump made comments about players who kneel during the national anthem, members of both the Ravens and Jaguars took a knee while the Star-Spangled Banner was played ahead of the match-up in London.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Perpetual losers the Jacksonville Jaguars along with the Baltimore Ravens had about 2 dozen players who decided to piss in the eye of the country that made rich by refusing to stand during the playing of the American National Anthem in London today. I don’t know about you, but it’s just about time for a boycott of the NFL. At the very least, we should all agree to turn off and/or walk out of ANY game where ANY player of ANY color kneels or sits during the playing of our National Anthem. They exercise their free speech by kneeling, we exercise ours by turning them off. Much respect to the players who did not kneel, and to Jags owner Shad Khan who locking arms and standing. Good job. Everyone else, you’re fired. Go take a knee in the unemployment line.
Some players on both teams and Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who did not kneel, stood arm-in-arm as the Star-Spangled Banner and Britain’s national anthem, “God Save The Queen,” played.
Even former Raven Ray Lewis kneeled on the sidelines ahead of the London game. Lewis has suggested in the past that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked controversy by kneeling ahead of games last season, should leave the politics out of his game.
If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
“The football field is our sanctuary,” Lewis said. “If you do nothing else, young man, get back on the football field and let your play speak for itself. And what you do off the field, don’t let too many people know, because they gonna judge you anyway, no matter what you do, no matter if it’s good or bad.”
Statement from Owner Steve Bisciotti. pic.twitter.com/bdKWJ4UpCy
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 24, 2017
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti released the following statement on Twitter after the start of Sunday’s game.