Marshawn Lynch

One of the first players to protest the National Anthem has been suspended by the NFL after he ran onto the field during a game on Thursday and shoved a referee.

Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders joined the National Anthem protests last year, and has continued his practice this season of sitting while it plays. On Thursday, he ran off of the sideline during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs and jumped into a scuffle, after Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was hit late by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, who also sits during the National Anthem to protest America.

When official Julian Mapp tried to break him away from the fight, Lynch shoved him, and then grabbed him. Lynch was immediately ejected. There is an unconfirmed report that he led a chant of “F*** the Chiefs” with the crowd afterward.

On Friday, the NFL suspended him for a game. many consider it a light punishment for two major infractions: coming off of the sideline to fight, and shoving a referee.

Lynch nearly cost the Raiders the game, as the play would have put the team in a prime position to score with little time left in the game. His ejection also meant he was unable to be on the field when he was most needed. The Raiders scored anyway with just seconds to spare, to win the game.

“I was disappointed that he ran out because I knew that we had a 15-yard penalty and we were going to be in good shape,” Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told the press later. “I didn’t get a chance to have a conversation about it. I told him you can’t leave the bench like that. That was about it. Next thing I knew, he was being tossed. Obviously, you can never put your hands on an official and he was DQ’d.”

Here is video of the incident from the NFL.

Here is another video of the incident.

It is unclear of Lynch plans to appeal his suspension, but since it is a single game, it is unlikely.

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NFL Players Struck Dumb By Barkley And Shaq’s Easy Solution To Protests That Honors, Not Trashes Flag

Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neill just offered a very simple, totally patriotic, guaranteed to work, solution to all NFL players protesting the flag.

And one that actually honors, not trashes America.

Basically they just drew a red line in the sand and said put you godamn money where your mouths are or shut up already.

“I’m sick of hearing about protests. It’s time for us to put some action (behind it),” Barkley said according to ABC.

“I’m proud of NFL players for finally getting together with the owners (Tuesday), talking about prison reform and things like that. We’ve got to work with the police. I want these players — they’ve got so much money and so much visibility, they can go to the owners of these teams and say, ‘Hey, listen, let’s go to these communities and put some time and some effort in there.’ We have spent so much time worrying about who’s kneeling and who’s got the fist up, we have not come up with solutions. So I’m sick of hearing about the anthem protests.”

Correct. Look certain communities in America have been left behind. And the truth is it has nothing to with race but politics. Really.

The Democrats were in control of the Federal Government and most state governments – the rise of the GOP is only a recent phenomenon – and as a country we tried to help these communities out.

Because America is by far the most generous country in the history of the world.

But the Democrats, and their intentions were probably pure, ended up hurting these communities.

Instead of giving them paths to own their own homes, build equity, and have pride in ownership, they gave them public housing.

I learned when I was 10 that if you didn’t earn it or own it you won’t respect it. And that goes for jobs, welfare, etc.

They Dems created a culture of dependency that stole the ambition and drive – literally stole the American dream – from huge swaths of people.

What’s needed is what Charles offered – put your money where your mouths are and start investing in and lifting up the communities you claim to want to help.

Instead of talking, actually do something and solve the problem.

And the only solution to this problem is a healthy dose if capitalism, a shot at the American dream. There is no other way and these players have the unique ability to actually make that happen.

Shaq added, “I agree with Chuck. Enough talking. When are we going to do something about it? Let’s just get something done. Make this world a better place.”

Barkley added, “We’re all in this thing together. It ain’t a black or white thing. It ain’t a cop against people. It’s all of us.”


NFL players should honor the flag and invest and bring opportunities to these communities or shut the f*ck up.

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Former Army Ranger Player Just Got NASTY Surprise From Black Coach After Defying Demand To Protest

Sunday football was more about the protests that far more players partook in this weekend than it was about the game. For every player who took a knee, hid in the locker room, or otherwise intentionally avoided the National Anthem, they feel like they won in a tug-of-war against our president who told them to stand.

One former Army Ranger who now plays for the Steelers knows what the anthem means more than his protesting coach and teammates. He defied coach Mike Tomlin’s demand that the whole team sit out for the anthem and stay inside the locker room to send a point to the country and President Donald Trump.

The whole team followed Tomlin’s disgusting demand except Alejandro Villanueva, a retired Army Ranger who did 3 tours in Afghanistan. He was immediately branded a hero for patriotism on Sunday by people who may not be a Steelers or even NFL fan but immediately became a supporter of Villanueva. The brave offensive lineman busted out of the locker room and onto the field, with his hand over his heart as soon as he heard the anthem start.

He stood alone as the sole patriot of the team and the NFL yesterday. This went directly against his coach’s orders who didn’t seem remotely happy that he stole the attention from his anti-American message he was hoping to send. Villanueva’s incredible show of patriotism far overshadowed anything that Tomlin thought he was going to say that day, and now he’s making the player pay a nasty price for his patriotic action.

According to the Daily Caller, Tomlin didn’t care that the vote to not participate wasn’t unanimous, he was going to force everyone on the team to comply with his opinion on the matter anyway. When the former Army Ranger rightfully didn’t listen, he found out two-fold what happens when you defy a coach who is an angry enough individual to force all of his players into protests, whether they agree with it or not.

Fox News reports:

For Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, being “respectful of our football team” trumped the right of Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to show respect for the national anthem.

Speaking after his team’s 23-17 loss to the Bears, Tomlin appeared to take a swipe at the Bronze Star recipient’s decision. 

“Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team,” Tomlin said.

Tomlin told the media that, prior to kickoff Sunday, the Steelers held a team meeting and decided, though not unanimously, to not come out of the locker room for the national anthem. Tomlin added the intent was to have his team focus on the game and not President Trump’s comments blasting players who chose to protest during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

What Tomlin is probably actually upset about is that his statement of sitting in the locker room was overtaken by the completely opposite message Villanueva sent. However, to come out and disrespect the former Army Ranger after he stood for the anthem he once fought to defend, is even more deplorable.

This wasn’t lost on the American people who responded with their wallets. Just as thousands of fans have boycotted the NFL to not pay to support these protests, they are willing to spend money when it’s for the right things, as was shown when Villanueva’s jersey sales skyrocketed overnight, while protesting players’ plummeted.

“Sales of the former Army Ranger’s jersey on shot up to the highest-seller among Pittsburgh Steelers jersey as of just 10 PM Eastern time,” according to the Daily Caller.

Additionally, Villanueva’s jersey sales rocketed into the top sellers in the entire league as of 7:45 PM EST behind only Marshawn Lynch, Derek Carr, Carson Wentz, Brown, and Aaron Rodgers, 247 Sports reported.”

This proves that the American people support patriotic players, especially war heroes, more than they do divisive protests. If anyone knows a thing about why we stand for the flag regardless of our misguided feelings, it’s Villanueva, who fought for it, and Senior Airman Brian Kolfage who lost three limbs in war over it. Kolfage came out publicly to defend what Villanueva did while the player’s coach rapped him for it.

“Three tours to Afghanistan and a Bronze Star with Valor,” triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient Kolfage began on Facebook today.

“Villanueva earned his Bronze Star medal with a Valor device for heroism in combat in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, while assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. After his team was ambushed by the Taliban, Villanueva helped evacuate three wounded soldiers, one of whom, Pfc. Jesse Dietrich, later died from his wounds. Villanueva carried one of the wounded men on his shoulders during the firefight.”

“After everything Villanueva went through in combat it was outright outrageous for coach Tomlin to even suggest he sit the anthem out. And anyone who has been in his situation or in combat knows exactly why. Kaepernick and his minions are chumps.”

Three tours to Afghanistan and a Bronze Star with Valor. Villanueva earned his Bronze Star medal with a Valor device…

Posted by Senior Airman Brian Kolfage on Monday, September 25, 2017

If Tomlin wants to talk about showing respect for a team, he could learn a lot about what that really means from these guys who never leave a brother behind.

NFL Player Just Completely Undid Kaepernick’s NASTY ‘Legacy’ With What He’s Wearing To EVERY Game

Colin Kaerpnick’s anti-American protests have outlasted his crappy football career, as many NFL players are now picking up where Kaepernick left off last year with their disgusting antics. Thanks to these “oppressed” millionaire football players, we can’t even turn on a game anymore without one of these idiots disrespecting our country and our nation’s flag. Now one pissed off NFL player has finally decided that enough is enough, and is going after Kaerpnick and every kneeling player with a vengeance, by starting a tradition of his own to combat these nasty anti-American protests.

Every time these “oppressed” anti-American players take a knee during our National Anthem, it’s a slap in the face to every single American soldier who has fought, bled, and died for the very same country these players continue to protest with their nasty behavior.

This trend has let many NFL fans to simply turn off the television, as a increasing number of Americans are disgusted with these racist players who keep hijacking America’s favorite pastime to make disgusting political statements on the field. Now one equally pissed off NFL player in the form of Cincinnati Bengals’ tight end Tyler Eifert, took a direct shot at Colin Kaepernick over the weekend with a scathing and powerful rant about why everyone should honor our country and our flag in a paper called “Why I Stand,” while coming up with an incredible new tradition to take the spotlight over these kneeling protesters.

“I stand because I want to honor the people putting their lives on the line for me on a daily basis in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard,” Eifert began. 

Eifert knows the sacrifices that it takes to preserve our nation’s freedom first hand, as his cousin is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. “My cousin is risking his life flying F-15s in active war zones” — noting that this is a risk “all members of every branch of the United States military willfully take.”

Eifert, who has played in the NFL since 2013, said he now plans to combat these Kaepernick-inspired protests with a tradition of his own, where he now plans to write the name of a different military member on the heels of his shoes before each game, “whether active, retired, killed or missing in action, or a prisoner of war.”

The first Soldier that Eifert will honor is Pat Tillman, “the former Arizona Cardinals player who declined a multimillion-dollar contract to fight alongside his brother in the U.S. Army following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks,” IJ Review reported.

Tillman died in 2004 serving in combat in Afghanistan. Eifert went on:

“In 2002, he [Tillman] walked away from millions of dollars and a ‘dream’ most people couldn’t imagine achieving to do one thing, fight for his country,” Eifert wrote. “Pat wasn’t fighting for himself, he wasn’t fighting for one group vs. another; he was fighting for Americans.”

Fifteen years after Tillman gave up his NFL career to give the ultimate sacrifice for his country with his life, Eifert said he is “sad” to see the division that is plaguing America, and says that our flag is the only thing that can unify us. He continued:

“In this world of turmoil, I still believe in one thing strongly and that’s the flag and everything our country was built on.

“As I stand for the national anthem, I don’t want there to be questions of why I am standing or if I will kneel. I want there to be a clear understanding of why I stand. I want there to be a clear understanding of why I respect our flag and why I love our country.”

Hopefully Eifert’s new tradition will spread in popularity, as more and more NFL players are taking a stance against these vile protests. Several weeks back, Green Bay safety, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, shocked the nation with an incredible act of patriotism and heartfelt gesture towards our police officers, taking the field with a pair of cleats with the names of the two officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty by cop-hating thugs.

The NFL league has invested quite a bit of money into falsely presenting themselves as patriotic organization over the years, only to have it destroyed by these spoiled and douchey millionaire NFL players who want to use the football field to whine about their “oppression.” But now with patriotic American-loving players like Eifert and Ha Ha starting their own traditions on the field, Kaepernick’s “legacy” could soon be completely destroyed!