A Swansea, Massachusetts man hosted a jersey burning party in response to the recent protest by the New England Patriots, and the NFL is starting to get more than a little worried.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The NFL is getting worried, and frankly, they should be. The New England Patriots are the reigning Super Bowl champs, and yet, fans are so incensed by the incredible disrespect displayed in the NFL players anthem protest that they are starting to burn their jerseys in mass numbers. If you love football, then you know what a very serious statement that is to make. A lot of those jerseys not only cost hundreds of dollars but have great sentimental meaning as well. This is how angry the fans are, and it shows little sign of easing up anytime soon. If the NFL is to salvage this, simply stopping the anthem protests will not make the issue go away. They will need to issue a formal apology as well as teams like the Steelers and Jaguars doing the same. Until then, the boycott will continue. #StandUp
Mark Shane organized the event at his Gardners Neck Road home after about 20 members of the team took a knee during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.
Shane says he was “shocked” that the Patriots protested and said they “always stayed above this kind of nonsense.” More than 100 people turned out to support Shane and show their frustration with professional athletes who are kneeling during the national anthem. They sang America the Beautiful and said the Pledge of Allegiance as they tossed Patriots gear into the fire in protest.
He told WBZ he was happy with the turnout.
Patriots Jersey Burning Party Held In Swansea
“I think it was a great success,” Shane said. “I think people were united, I think people love our country and I think it sends a great message to the NFL and any divisive type actions will not be tolerated during sports.”
Upset Patriots fans came from all over Massachusetts, many in attendance were veterans.
“Some of those young kids they don’t know what us old guys went through,” said Arthur Dallaire of Swansea.
“It upsets me that they, I understand we do have issues with this county that need to be resolved and I think that’s not the platform to be doing it,” said Andy Lavoie of Westport. Some people showed up just to support Shane’s right to free speech. “I’m probably not the biggest fan of what he is doing, but I think he has the right to do it,” said Kathy Cardenas of Swansea. Not all the jerseys and Patriots gear were burned during the bonfire. A box was put out to collect some of the items so they can be sent to some of the victims of the recent hurricanes. source
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President Trump’s poll numbers rise dramatically as majority of Americans of all colors agree with him on NFL anthem protest issue
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove. Most Americans continue to say their families regularly display the U.S. flag on holidays, and as in the previous survey, 85% of adults consider themselves, to be patriotic Americans.
Also, voters do not see chanting “USA” as an intolerant expression.
Yet respect for the flag and the national anthem remains a contentious issue. Hundreds of NFL players have knelt, sat or avoided the National Anthem since President Trump said last Friday that players who disrespect it should be fired. Thirty-four percent (34%) of Americans say they are less likely to watch an NFL game because of the growing number of protests by players on the field. source