Many players and their coaches have been protesting police brutality by ‘taking-a-knee’ during the Pledge of Allegiance. The media has been sharing and it has now become a bigger deal since the president has addressed it by saying "Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b---h off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired!" This riled up many Trump supports, secially when later on he tweeted that it had nothing to do with race and that it was about respecting the country. This leads many people to believe that the NFL players are just disrespecting their country. The stereotype about African Americans, that they are often disrespectful, is also being used to ‘justify’ what a lot of the media has to say. But, the real reason many NFL players are protesting is because they think that they shouldn't have to stand if they don't have pride for their country, and they have the right to do so, according to their first amendment. They don't lose the right to protest when they go on the field like some of the media thinks so. Many people, often white believe they live in a just- world because they have never had to deal with the racism many African Americans are dealing with so they do not think it is a big deal and that they are protesting to be disrespectful. The illusory correlation can also
Racism is a huge issue, which results in police brutality or people of' color being racially profiled. Many well know people have experienced police brutality in their life, of those people were Michael Bennett. On august 26th, Michael Bennett was involved in an incident where police used excessive force after getting a call that there was a live shooter, the police also assumed that Bennett was the shooter. ("New: Police union wants..." 1) That evidence hints that without some sort of evidence that he was the shooter, the police just assumed he was based off the color of his skin and the way he acted. Next, well known people speak out about racism fairly often, but what Trump said in an interview on September 23rd should not have been said. Trump said that if players are kneeling during the national anthem, they should be fired, even though it says nowhere that they are not allowed to kneel during the national anthem. ("That is racism" 2) This implies that trump is in a way a
Sports, particularly football, has became a political debate in September. The author of the article, CNN Sophie Tatum, called “Athletes, activists spar on kneeling National Anthem protests”. She explained that President Donald Trump began to criticize players on his twitter account who would kneel during the national anthem to protest against police brutality. Sophie Tatum writes that Trump and his aides are arguing that the protests are unpatriotic and disrespectful to the flag. Trump also adds that it is disrespectful to the people who fought to protect our country. Although players argue that they are just exercising free speech. In the beginning of the article Sophie Tatum adds an interview, Spike Lee, who is speaking out for the players who take a knee. He defends the players that they are simply protesting against law enforcement and want to be heard on the issues at hand. Reading the title of the article before I read the rest and
c. Trump made an unprovoked statement during a rally, expressing his disapproval of the movement and believes players should be punished for their actions.
Trump sparked some NFL players and owners to sit out or skip the national anthem all together after telling the crowd at an Alabama rally:
“Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem,” Goodell said in a letter sent to owners on Tuesday. “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” President Trump spoke out again. "You know, these are very divisive times for our country and for us as a football team it 's about us remaining solid," Tomlin said before the game. "We 're not going to be divided by anything said by anyone. ... We 're not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda." Mike Tomlin spoke.
The negative media frenzy initially began when San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem. This apparent act of National defiance was actually directed at drawing attention to the rise in police brutality and racial inequality. However, news broadcasters and social media targeted Kaepernick for the fact that he was kneeling during the anthem. This in turn, generated a social backlash, with all of the attention fixated on labeling Kaepernick as “unpatriotic”. This perception has continued as other NFL players joined the cause. Although, the underlying reason is still police brutality and racial inequality the media’s attention is still focused on the appearance of the NFL players as unpatriotic. Recently, President Trump tweeted about it, causing the propaganda to reach a new level of low. Referring to the players who refused to stand for the “Star Spangled Banner” President trump called them a “son of a bitch” (“Cowboy-up” 5). The whole incident from the beginning until now has produced a mixed response with fans and Americans’ alike. With the majority of the emphasis being placed on the effect of the player’s actions vs the cause leading to the initial protest, it has widened the already present and toxic divide in America.
President Trump said, and I quote, “Players should be fired or suspended for such protests.” Trump angered many in the NFL by calling for team owners to fire “any son of biscuit” who “disrespects our flag.” The President also infuriated
In the most vulgar sense, Trump tweets implied that NFL players protesting the National Anthem needed to be fired. In addition, he suggested the NFL implement a rule that players cannot kneel during the National Anthem, commended Dallas Cowboy fans for booing players kneeling before one of their games, and suggested football fans stop attending games as a counter-protest. Trump’s recklessness positioned him as the center of the public controversy surrounding Kaepernick’s protests . Surprisingly, NFL leadership reached a consensus that they disapprove of the President’s
He stated that players who kneel for the National Anthem should immediately fired. This sparked an uproar from most of the players in the NFL as well as owners of teams. Two days after the statement, NFL teams took the field as they do any other Sunday during the year. This week was different though. A group of players from every took a knee during the National Anthem. Over 200 players throughout the NFL decided to rally with each other and protest the President's’ remarks.
Trump was speaking at a crowd of people at the UI Field House. There were several protesters there who interrupted his speech several times. There were constant whistles and boos throughout the speech. Trump was reportedly forced to cut his speech short due to several interruptions. Andrew was wearing a shirt that said "HEIL Trump 2016."
In the article entitled “ White House reacts to Women’s March” Stacey Walters discusses how Donald Trump and his family ignored hundreds of thousands protesters right outside the White House. Hundreds of thousand of people rallied around the White House on Saturday, January 21 to protest against Donald Trump. In addition, Walters describes how Donald Trump addresses Women's March with a single tweet, “ Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.” While hundreds of thousands of people protest outside the White House, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a video of his wife knocking down pins in the White House bowling alley. At the same time, Donald Trump left
Trump's campaign rallies attracted large crowds, as well as public controversy. Some of the events were marked by incidents of violence between Trump supporters and protesters, perceived mistreatment of some journalists, and disruption by a large group of protesters who effectively shut down a major rally in Chicago. Trump was accused of inciting violence at his rallies.
Trump’s fight with football players dominates agenda” states That Trump has over reacted to NFL players kneeling. Donald Trump gives his opinion on the kneeling of the NFL football players and nuclear weapons with Kim Jong Un and the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico. This all happened in September 26 2017 in the US. On friday night Trump supported Strange at Huntsville, in regards to the rally there was one line that stood out "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that (expletive) off the field right now? Out! He's fired! he's fired!" Another example of Trump overreacting is a quote from Tim Miller, a Republican consultant and frequent Trump critic, he said” He is more shock jock than
His body froze as he was attacked by a plethora of emotions simultaneously. The black man wasn’t at all ‘shocked’ by the words of the man that was glaring at the television, yet his body acted as if the ideas that spewed out of the Caucasian man’s mouth were foreign. The moment continuously played in his head in a loop: “Get this ungrateful ass nigga off the field… and this country!” The anger could not only be heard, but felt through the vibrations of his voice. He was angry that Colin Kaepernick had once again decided to kneel for the national anthem, and his opinions floated through the air of the sports bar, a few of the people at the bar turned and glanced over at his booth, where he and his African-American friends sat somewhat