ESPN Won’t Televise the National Anthem on Monday, says Network’s New President





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  • All this move shows is that the only thing he and ESPN care about are the Almighty dollar. What he fails to realize, this action will not change people who are standing by their convictions. Removing it from the equation does not fix it. Why? Because the fans who are now boycotting will continue to boycott because they know that simply not showing the national anthem that the players will continue to disrespect the flag it just will not be aired on television.
    Recently, there was a commentator who made a statement asking what people are actually upset with concerning the kneeling. Indicating that the people who are boycotting and not supporting the NFL and those that sponsor them are simply upset with it because of a racial choice. What people are upset with is that this so called stance that these players are taking on behalf of police brutality and injustice specifically against black young men has been proven to be a bald face lie. In fact, those that are denouncing the fans and citizens for boycotting calling them racist have then selves in fact Ben behaving like racists. When you look at the statistics for the over all killings or abuses of police towards people, the statistics prove overwhelmingly that you are more likely to be killed at the hands of police if you are white. And you are equally likely to be killed by a black police officer as you are a white police officer.Their stance is most definitely racially motivated not morally obligated. If this statistics showed that the highest percentage of casualties and Faye tality were young black men, then they would definitely have the support of the fans who are boycotting right now.Not to minimize any faith tality, but the percentage of victims that are black at the hands of police officer or roughly 25 to 27%. Half of that percentage is at the hands of white police officers while the other half is at the hands of black police officers. Ultimately what they are saying is that 12 to 14% is the majority which is mathematically faults and realistically untrue. My comment is and my question is where is the outrage for the 75%? Ultimately the outrage and the solution should be sought for the 100%. There has been a increase of racial tension since 2008. My children have been on the receiving end of hostilities in racial discrimination. It’s almost as if the black community is saying it’s now our turn. It was wrong back in the beginning of this country and in is no more correct to day. As I tell my children be careful that you do not become that which you say you dislike. If people quit seeing themselves from their ethnicity and start looking at themselves as doctor king did, as in American, then and only then can we start to work toward a solution. I am confident to say, there is not a single person of black ethnicity who was ever a slave in this country. Those generation have long since died out. I was blessed to know a man some years ago who was the 2nd generation out of slavery and I am more than confident to say that he would not support these so called protests as being proper and the right size fix for the suppos’d problem.We need to start looking at ourselves only as Americans. Not black Americans, white Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, at cetera. Americae has been referred to and proven itself as to be a melting pot. Immigrants over the ages have gone through great extents to be able to come to America so that day can become an American. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fought and died to be recognized as an American not as an African American. Until we can start to see that as our goal, then this will continue to be a wedge that divides us.

  • I guess their losing a few more viewers. Unless our home team is playing, my family will not be watching MNF any longer. Sorry….;I really enjoyed watching.

  • SOMEBODY NEED TO TELL GOODEL AND PITARO THAT FOOTBALL IS PLAYED WITH BALLS AND THAT NEED TO GROW SOME.. WHO IS RUNNING THE GAMES THE CHIEFS OR THE INDIANS. PEOPLE NEED COPS,FIREMEN,DOCTORS,PLUMBERS,ELECTRICANS ECT. WE DON’T NEED SPOILED BRATS RUNNING (AND RUINING) THE LEAGUE. THERE WILL NEVER BE A FOOTBALL GAME ON MY TV

  • I am a 72 year fan of the SF Fortyniners. Had season tickits for 22 years.Born an raised in S F. I always defended my city with prid whileserving in the Army. Today I am very reluctant to acknowledge that I ever resided in a disgusting city like S F. Politics aside , the place has become is a disgrace . The 49ers have become a perfect example of when rich millionaires feel they have the right to inflict thier shelf righteousness on to others in a form of protest to our flag, that I made great sacrifice for. I have not watched a football game, including the super bowl after I watched that third rate guaterback kneel. Even if they all start to stand I will continue to boycott all football. As far as ESPN goes they are in it just for money. And they always have had a very political slant in thier broadcasting.

    • A very intelligent decision that was probably made with a great deal of input versus some of the responses that have just been regurgitated out of the mouths of NFL haters who put 30 seconds in to their non-intelligent remarks.

  • While the anthem is being played, why not show our beautiful flag waving in the breeze instead of the cameras focusing on disrespectful, rich athletes who have been spoiled their whole life because they can play football.

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