NFL Player Goes Racist During National Anthem…Fans Are Furious

NFL Player Goes Racist During National Anthem…Fans Are Furious

The Kansas City Chiefs embarrassed themselves and their fans on the field today and it had nothing to do with how they played. They may have won the game, but they lost the battle of respect and decency when, instead of standing hand over heart as generations of Americans have done during the National anthem, they “locked arms in solidarity”. Not only did they look like a strangely awkward lineup of grown men playing a game of Red Rover, they also set an extremely poor example for America’s children.

And then to make matters even worse, one guy stands out. Marcus Peters raises his fist in the air as some sort of nod to Black Power or similar. Fists in the air only mean one of two things; it means victory if you’ve won (and since the game had yet to be played they had not yet won, crossing that definition off the list), or it means power or domination. Whatever Peters meant by his raised fist, it wasn’t appropriate during the anthem, especially on a day when we remember so many innocent Americans who lost their lives. The raised fist of violent dominance-minded radical Islam brought death and terror to thousands of our brothers and sisters on September 11, 2001. And we’ll thank you, Mr. Peters, to keep your fist down, your mouth shut and your hand on what remains of your heart. You can play a game for a living because men and women gave their lives on the battlefields of history to keep you free. How about you start acting like you understand that and be thankful instead of hateful? On Twitter, Dave Zirin inexplicably called this display of raised angry fist “brave”.

And he was quickly answered with the definition of actual bravery.

It doesn’t take courage to disrespect our nation, our flag, our anthem and the blood of our heroes. Those are the acts of cowards; cowards who are unable to be grateful for the freedom and opportunity they have gained from the sacrifice of others. Marcus Peters has attained the American dream. He plays for the NFL making big money. And instead of being respectful, he’s stirring up trouble and giving the American people the proverbial finger.

President Obama said last night in the 9/11 commemorative message broadcast by the NFL before the Sunday night game with the Patriots and the Cardinals, “whenever confronted by cowards who choose to destroy…” Well, Marcus Peters and a sideline full of grown men linking arms like kindergartners instead of standing at attention with hand over heart, is a line of cowards who are contributing to the destruction of our nation’s morale. And America is tired of troublemaking ungrateful cowards. Let’s let the Chiefs front office hear it from those who are tired of the disrespect.

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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