It shouldn’t have happened. When you play with fire, you’re going to get burned and that’s what happened to the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jacksonville Jaguars took a knee during the playing of the United States National Anthem but stood up for Great Britain’s National Anthem and after a huge backlash, the team is apologizing for this huge mess.
Apology not accepted.
They knew what they were doing when they decided to protest the American flag. Most Americans just like me do not support this disrespect. What we want is to change behavior! When the behavior changes, then you forgive and move on! That is, of course, assuming that this story is true.
Source: Sun Herald
Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was “remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country.” The letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday and available via his public email.
Most of the Jaguars, including owner Shad Khan, locked arms during the anthem on Sept. 24. About a dozen players took a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Wembley Stadium. Similar demonstrations happened across the NFL as players, coaches and executives responded to President Donald Trump’s suggestion that teams should punish players making any sort of statements of protests during the national anthem.
The Jaguars demonstrated in unity as a team and then stood for “God Save The Queen.”
“This was an oversight and certainly not intended to send a message that would disparage you, our flag or our nation,” Lamping wrote to Bill Spann, director of Jacksonville’s military affairs and veterans department.
NFL owners are meeting this week in New York, where the national anthem will be a key topic of discussion.
Their ticket sales are at the lowest they have been since 2009. No wonder they are trying to apologize. Apparently, these spoiled brats don’t realize their salaries are connected to sales. And the NFL as a whole is losing out big time. Apologize till your blue in the face. America has spoken again, obviously, we not as divided as they would like us to think!
I will only accept this apology if it is sincere, and this is not, this is about money. You must be met with repercussions for your bandwagon jumping that you did at the expense of this great nation, and her fallen.
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I don’t think the NFL understands yet. It over. It doesn’t matter how much you apologize you are finished. No more respect for the players. No more giant contracts. No more tax subsidies. ITS OVER.
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