Last week 12 players didn’t stand for the national anthem. This time there were no ‘protesters’. What made the difference? This guy…
The legendary Running Back and Cleveland Browns Special Advisor had a chat with the players.
Last week the Cleveland Browns had the largest anthem protest since Kaepernick’s NFL presence — 12 players refused to stand for the anthem. The players instead ‘took a knee’ and huddled together to pray.
Watch the explanation of last week’s massive protest:
That protest didn’t last long, however.
Not even a week later, the entire team was standing.
And it’s because of Jim Brown.
Brown didn’t tell the players what to do, but he did tell them to not disrespect the country or the flag.
Five days after 12 players took a knee and five more gathered around them for the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, all players were standing in Tampa for the playing of the song that precedes all NFL games.
Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Hall of Famer Jim Brown recently addressed the team and said, “Do not disrespect your country, do not disrespect the flag.”
Source: ProFootball Talk NBC Sports
Brown says that Colin Kaepernick has to decide if he’s an activist or a football player.
Because he can’t be both.
[In my opinion, he’s not been that great a football player and that’s the real reason he’s not been signed. So, he pretty much sucks at both roles.]
Here is Jim Brown discussing Colin Kaepernick’s protest on The Post Game:
— ThePostGame (@ThePostGame) August 24, 2017
I don’t like my football mixed with politics.
And you know some of these people applauding Colin Kaepernick and his ilk in their anthem protest are the same ones that were whining when Tim Tebow wore his Christianity on his sleeve and nearly had a conniption when this ad came out:
Yeah, there’s some real amnesia there on the part of leftists, amirite?
What do you think?
Did the players do the right thing in abandoning their ‘protest’?
Or should they keep going?
Let us know in the comments.