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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:55

Cleveland Police to Protest the National Anthem Protesters at Browns Game

Written by  Raven Clabough

Police officers in Cleveland are frustrated by the NFL anti-national anthem protests, which they regard as a show of disrespect against police and the United States as a whole, and have taken to launching their own anti-anti-national anthem campaign.

The Cleveland union states that it felt compelled to launch its own protest after players for the Cleveland Browns took a knee during the national anthem in an August 21 preseason game, the New York Post reports.

Approximately one dozen players for the Cleveland Browns took a knee last month to protest the national anthem in their preseason game against the New York Giants. The Huffington Post notes it was one of the largest anti-national anthem demonstrations since they began with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

The police protest is set to take to take place during the Browns’ season opener on September 10. Traditionally, members of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association would participate in the ceremonious unfurling of a giant American flag across the field during the playing of the national anthem. In protest, however, the association has opted out this year.

According to the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the officers are frustrated by the fact that the management for the Cleveland Browns allowed the team to protest the national anthem.

Read more at TheNewAmerican
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It takes just one idiot to start an anti-American anything these days and all the other idiots follow suit. Jon sums it up well, and if the NFL thinks they are an indispensable part of the American scene, they may be mistaken. I suggest we let their sponsors know their products will be boycotted by those who are patriots whowill not tolerate this crap!

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As a Vietnam-era Veteran (USN) if you don't want to stand for the National Anthem, you may hit the bricks. There's plenty of room for manual labor workers after the Illegals and "dreamers" have been "given the gate". Good bye to the game and get lost.

Here's the kicker: I don't even like football!

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(Updated: September 06, 2017)

To protest the National Anthem, for whatever reason, is to protest the American way of life.
It you football players have a problem with this country you are MORE THAN WELCOME to go to ANY other country in the world and play football for them.
This IS America and it may not be perfect, but just because the POTUS for the last 8 years before Trump didn't abide by ANY American laws does NOT give you the right to disrespect the very FLAG that "gives you the RIGHT" to play a game and make MILLIONS of dollars on the backs of American workers, military and police that PAY YOUR SALARIES.
Because WITHOUT those very American fans that PAY to see you "play a game" and pay your sponsors for their products that PAY YOUR SALARY and extras, YOU GOT NOTHING.
KEEP IT UP AND THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE.
Last year one player cost you 26% of your viewers, and so far this year I am sure the viewing public has dropped even more. I, for one, am fed up with the NFL becoming a political platform and since I served in Viet Nam and am a DAV, I choose NOT to watch ANYONE disrespect a FLAG that I served and became disabled for so good by NFL, NBA, and ANY other American sports team or league that disrespects MY flag.

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BLM....BLUE lives matter!!!!!!

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Did I miss something? The protest is the killing of people by police. Not participating in a ritual, is not a protest! Not participating brings recognition to the protest of police killings! Ever notice how many people hold their beer over their heart during the Anthem! REAL Americans!

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This whole conflict has brought attention to the history, words and meaning behind the national anthem. If one examines it, we really should consider replacing it for a more unified position and a song that better represent a United America rather than the divided state we find ourselves in in 2017. To say the players "lack the brain capacity" to play football and make a political statement is the kind of rhetoric that will keep us divided and quarelling about an important issue for all Americans.

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Tommy Tunez Written by Tommy Tunez
September 06, 2017
How about this - the players shut their mouths and stand during the National Anthem. If they want to opt out of the National Anthem they can leave the stadium and stay home. If not and they insist on making a political statement by refusing to stand then maybe the fans should start a nice boycott and force the teams to suspend or fire the players that want to bring politics into the stadium.
George Durdin Written by George Durdin
September 06, 2017
Vietta......get over it. The black community is less than 13% of our TOTAL population and have been surpassed by the number of Hispanics and yet create 90% of the noise, chaos, mayhem, violence and conflict in our country. We are not a country of minorities but of AMERICANS, no matter their race, color or creed. You are an American black and not just a black American. Try being positive for a change and put American before your race....just as I am an American Cherokee. STOP the "identity" politics propagated by Barack Obama that has divided our country in every way imaginable. There ARE black Americans that have taken advantage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to improve their lot in life and are thankful for the opportunities given them. STOP feeling sorry for your race and start teaching them to be self sufficient and to help themselves. Get OVER the victim mentality, it is a dead end. IF you do not respect, support and love our Constitution, Bill of Rights, Federal and Immigration laws and our country then you are FREE, black and over 21 and surely can look for a country to migrate to. No one is holding you hostage here.......
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Vietta Robinson Written by Vietta Robinson
September 06, 2017
You really don't know me that well George. Actually I consider myself a Goddess. Speaking on behalf of the many feminine voices that have been suppressed by our Patriarchal war minded government and society. My dad played in the NFL in 1949-1953 so I've lived football most of my life. My Dad (92 yrs old) and I see this conflict similarly. I am never in Victim mode as i see that as a lack of consciousness of the past lifetimes that influence even this current journey. To have a national anthem written by a slave owner that promotes "bombs bursting in air", is outdated and does not speak to a generation that wants peace and harmony among it's citizens. My Native ancestors helped build this country so it' my right and privilege to carry on their legacies. The work continues on and off the football field. Shalom
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Vietta Robinson Written by Vietta Robinson
September 06, 2017
With NFL players dieing early and committing suicide in record numbers because of brain injuries it's easy to see a change is needed. This controversy is just the beginning of a wakeup call for the owners, coaches and yes the million dollar slaves on the field. The battle is really among them first and then the fans can always make their voices heard. Either way a change is gonna come. Shalom
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Vietta Robinson Written by Vietta Robinson
September 06, 2017
By the way, George, you may have noticed that the NFL is made up of 70% brown skins. If you think they don't have a right to speak up about issues they are concerned about in their lives/communities (after all this started as a protest against the police violence against minorities)even on the football field, then you're out of touch with the minds/hearts/emotions of the players who are adored and lifted up to entertain their loving fans. Time for a change????
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Vietta Robinson Written by Vietta Robinson
September 06, 2017
By the way Tommy, that's the typical attitude of the slave master, keep your mouth shut and just obey the master (NFL). That's why William Rhoden, New York Sports Columnist wrote the book "Million Dollar Slave". Yes they pay them alot of money but they're also dieing early and suffering later in life. At what price????
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Herbert Portnoy Written by Herbert Portnoy
September 06, 2017
I agree...football is an all American game and the scum that won't stand for our nationsal anthem should be banned from the game!
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Herbert Portnoy Written by Herbert Portnoy
September 06, 2017
Great comment George!!
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Vietta Robinson Written by Vietta Robinson
September 06, 2017
Scum???!!!! Really Herbert? As long as they're throwing and catching balls, tackling each other and destroying their brains they're great athletes who entertain well. Start a protest that makes most of the fans uncomfortable and they become Scum!????? Now that's just the All American Attitude that needs to come out to show the real face and attituded of Football fans. Cheers to you and all the others who are uncomfortable with the protest. Change is hard when you've been sitting with beer in hand for years enjoying the entertainment. Let the awakening continue!! Shalom
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James Dionne Written by James Dionne
September 06, 2017
The NFL players are slaves? Where is the gun pointed to their head? If the players do not want to pay football - there are other forms of employment they can pursue.

What are the players protesting - SPECIFICALLY? I don't recall the protest having anything to do with head trauma or brain injury.
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James Dionne Written by James Dionne
September 06, 2017
The NFL owner is now 'The slave master'? Are the 'slaves' only the 'players of color' or are the white players 'slaves. as well? If the white players are not 'slaves' what are they?
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Vietta Robinson Written by Vietta Robinson
September 06, 2017
Before the men are hired they have to be examined physically to assess their strength and ability which resembles the activity on a slave block. Then they get the million dollar offer, which for many of them who've spent their young lives in poverty they ignore the risks. They have talents, training and most of all a desire to earn more than they ever could dream of. The risks they are taking is destruction of their brains. (see or read "Concussions") If the NFL can hire dog killers, wife beaters, drug dealers, drug addicts, etc. then what's the problem with them bringing attention to a serious problem in our society of overlly agressive behavior by police and killing of melanin people in urban areas?? THAT'S THE PROTEST. They get to protest because it's a problem that needs attention and the solutions are not coming forward. Why are people uncomfortable with protest but tolerating domestic abusers, dog killers, etc????
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Vietta Robinson Written by Vietta Robinson
September 06, 2017
Good question James. Maybe that's why they're beginning to protest with their fellow players because they're all feeling the energy of the plantation.

Either quit football or go into politics.....you lack the brain capacity to do both.

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THE BROWNS HAVEN'T WON ANYTHING IN YEARS, HAS TO BE THE MANAGEMENT AND THE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT FIRST CLASS AMERICANS. LOSERS!

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William Carpenter Written by William Carpenter
September 06, 2017
Finally, someone with enough balls to stand up to these liberal anti-patriots. If you don't like what is happening here, they why not just move to Argentina, maybe their government is more to your likening. For team owners/management to allow such disrespect is unconscionable and should be denounced by all, especially the NFL.
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Shirley Mazurkiewicz Written by Shirley Mazurkiewicz
September 06, 2017
I agree with you 100%
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Jim Hess Written by Jim Hess
September 06, 2017
I just boycott what I don't like !!!!nfl for sure

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