So on our local news this a.m.: another unbelievable story from the NFL, see attached pics. All the ruckus started when an NFL player wanted to pay tribute to the day when our fellow American citizens were slaughtered and cremated in mass and our lives were forever changed.
Titans LB Avery Williamson had a snazzy pair of cleats fashioned for his team’s season home opener, honoring the victims of 9-11. His shoe pictures appeared on his social media and Instagram. If the NFL commission does not approve his cleats and if he wears them on the field at game time he will be fined accordingly.
In the case of the Dallas Cowboys, who also in a show of appreciation wanted to show support for their five police officers that were gunned down by placing a sticky decal saying “Arm in Arm” on their helmets, that too was shot down (pun intended) by the NFL commissioners, who stated that if they wanted to display the sticker they could, but only at practice.
Our local news media who shared this story said… “Well maybe the NFL wants the focus to be on football and that’s why they allow and don’t allow certain things on the field.” At that time the other broadcaster said … “the NFL has been inconsistent with how they apply those rules.” Well said Tom Zizka!
Referencing the fake fact that such showmanship is not allowed on the field. As in for the entire month of October our NFL warriors have to prance around the field in pink everything, from cleats to rags hanging out of the back or front of their pants, it’s nauseating. And all for breast cancer awareness, what the hell does that have to do with football? Hey Susan J Komen cancer fund, your company doesn’t belong ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD…period. Yea, yea, I know she’s dead but this has nothing to do with anything, especially not football, except to keep people from speaking out against this pink madness. More women probably die from domestic abuse. Take your cancer message to the women’s LPGA golfing events, or the women’s tennis courts. This pink political correctness has bugged me for years, I just don’t know how to get my thoughts to the right people to effect a change on the football field. Oy Vey!
What’s remarkable is that Avery chose to take the focus off himself and pay tribute to a day that will truly live in infamy.
Image: Screen Shot, Houston Fox 26