So, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Still and Albert Wilson took a knee before last Sunday’s game…
These men are so courageous. Kenny Stills & Albert Wilson, with the weight of the world on their shoulders, just took a knee for injustice and became the first two players to do so this NFL season.
They are heroes. Many families texted me just now how deeply grateful they are. pic.twitter.com/y2t0mkg6mg
— Shaun King (@shaunking) September 9, 2018
…and the usual RW fuckery and drumpf fluffing ensues….
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) September 9, 2018
But these protests are about the systematic brutality employed against black men in this country and there is nothing disgraceful about highlighting that issue.
Critics of the players always trot out the tired and debunked meme that the players are disrespecting the troops.
But Kenny and Albert have photos:
Tuesday at a Veteran hospital:
— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) September 11, 2018
And at least one Republican was honest enough to point out what they are really about….
No @NFL player does more community service than @KStills of the @MiamiDolphins. You don’t have to agree with how or why he has chosen to exercise the 1st Amendment before every game to acknowledge the hours he gives voluntarily,on his day off,to serve his fellow Americans. https://t.co/3C7IL4sztP
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 12, 2018
And, oh yeah, Kenny still found time to play a little football:
Want to see Kenny Stills get 14.50 FPTS in one play? pic.twitter.com/Jx8Cqdf7TV
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) September 9, 2018
Wingnuts really need to STFU about what better men then themselves choose to do pre-game.