The @NFL‘s decision is in no uncertain terms racist.
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) May 23, 2018
The NFL will now impose a fine on players who kneel during the National Anthem but don’t worry, they’re still ignoring their players with traumatic brain injuries. pic.twitter.com/rHX5sTJK8V
— Jim Jefferies Show (@jefferiesshow) May 23, 2018
The NFL is either …
1. Totally tone deaf to the social issues players are kneeling about, and clumsily navigating a changing societal landscape.
2. A racist cartel who’d actually rather silence those voices in the name of commerce.
Hint: It’s the second one.
— VanLathan (@VanLathan) May 23, 2018
Cannot wait to see some of these high and mighty patriots complain they couldn’t get a beer during the anthem https://t.co/fEDCnm3ME0
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 23, 2018
I hope the NFL decides to completely stop all concession stand sales during the anthem as well. We wouldn’t want people buying a $10 beer and an $8 hot dog during our sacred anthem.
All TV camera crews must stop filming and direct attention at the flag too.
Just seems fair.
— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) May 23, 2018
If the NFL thing was about the flag & anthem, you’d be outraged when Trump doesn’t hold a hand over his heart & botches the words. If it was about troops, you’d be as pissed about Niger as about Benghazi. It’s not principle. It’s about control of brown bodies. Stop the bullshit.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 23, 2018
The irony of the NFL owners’ action is that *they have now hyper-politicized the anthem, for not just every black player and ally, but every potential anthem singer or Super Bowl halftime performer. That few minutes before a game will now look like a forced nationalistic display.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 23, 2018
The NFL will fine you for kneeling, but draft you even if you’ve physically or sexually abused women. #values
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) May 23, 2018
— Elayne Boosler (@ElayneBoosler) May 23, 2018
At least now I can go back to detesting the NFL.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 23, 2018
The NFL plantation owners passed a policy to make patriotism mandatory for their property. Either pay deference to symbol of white nationalism – which is what the anthem is, or pay a price. This is the answer to the “win” in Georgia and the message couldn’t be clearer.
— Ajamu Baraka (@ajamubaraka) May 23, 2018