It seems that in the past decade, more and more professional athletes seem to have a holy-than-thou attitude and act like they are so privileged because of their status as an athlete. They act like jerks and is they are so deserving of everything.
However, they fail to understand that the very society that is providing them with their multimillion dollar salary is the same society they are protesting against and that describes Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders, who on Sunday, stood for the playing the Mexican national anthem but then sat down in protest when the American National Anthem was played.
Trump slammed Lynch for his disrespect and said he should be suspended for the rest of the season.
(Daily Mail) – President Donald Trump has slammed Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for continuing to sit for the Star Spangled Banner, despite standing for the Mexican anthem before a game on Sunday.
In an early morning tweet on Monday, Trump accused Lynch of booing during the US national anthem and said the NFL should suspend him for the ‘remainder of season’.
‘Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem,’ Trump wrote. ‘Great disrespect!
‘Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.’
Chances are, if most of you were similarly disrespectful of our National Anthem while on your job that would be either severely reprimanded or fired, but the NFL is too spineless to defend our national honor. That’s why they continue to see poor ticket sales, fewer TV viewers and drops in sale of memorabilia. As long as the NFL refuses to take action, I refuse to watch NFL football and urge everyone else to do likewise. Fewer viewers mean poorer ratings which makes sponsors and advertisers rethink paying the high prices for commercials. This could hurt the NFL big time and deservedly so. Just think, owners couldn’t afford to pay Lynch his millions of dollars anymore.