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Obama figured out how to make NFL players stand, pay them $5.1 million dollars

Under Obama, teams that showed “Veteran’s Salutes” were paid upwards of $5.1 million dollars.

President Trump doubled down on his rhetoric against NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.

Trump is encouraging fans boycott the NFL if the league refuses to “back the U.S.”

Trump is going about the “anthem” controversy all wrong. Former US President Obama had it all figured out in 2009.

If you want professional athletes to stand during the US national anthem…pay them. Or better yet, go to war (in places like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc…), and then pay the athletes to stand up during the national anthem.

Obama, the master of identity politics, understood that a few million dollars invested in the NFL to manufacture a false sense of patriotism, would work wonders in brainwashing the masses into believing that America’s interventionist wars were about all the fuzzy feelings conjured up by the playing of “O say can you see”…

Townhall reports

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell claims that the “NFL and players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture” but their weekly show of support towards members of the American military began only after NFL owners realized they could make money off it.

In 2009, Barack Obama’s Department of Defense began paying hundreds of thousands towards teams in a marketing strategy designed to show support for the troops and increase recruitments. The NFL then required all players and personnel to be on the sidelines during the national anthem, in exchange for taxpayers dollars. Prior, the national anthem was played in the stadium but players had the option of staying in the locker room before heading out to the field.

Furthermore, teams that showed “Veteran’s Salutes” during games were paid upwards of $5.1 million dollars.

The NFL has shown degrees of patriotism at different times such as after 9/11, but as Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), noted in 2015, “Those of us go to sporting events and see them honoring the heroes; you get a good feeling in your heart. Then to find out they’re doing it because they’re compensated for it, it leaves you underwhelmed. It seems a little unseemly.”

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JNDillard
JNDillard
September 25, 2017

I find this pretty funny in a caustic, cynical sort of way. Not so different from what the US does with terrorists: want them to switch sides and kill for you? Find out what their price is.

samo war
samo war
September 25, 2017

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cold340t
cold340t
Reply to  samo war
September 25, 2017

Can’t post the Videos of Trump on Esptiens’ Lolita Express, so this is your next best video?

Jeff King
Jeff King
September 25, 2017

Nobody took the knee in 2009. They did start disrespecting the flag under Obama, though.

cold340t
cold340t
September 25, 2017

Hmmm, why is it We don’t sing the Full Anthem? Could it be, that it’s history in realty is different them the one We have been fed for decades? Google it yourself before you start throwing stones. Hate the Game Not the Players! You are aware of the Anthems Origin, right? If not, how can you call yourself a Patriot?

john vieira
john vieira
September 25, 2017

The dimwits are being used in the ploy to destroy your Republic…to consolidate power in Washington and Brussels…

Keith Smith
Keith Smith
September 26, 2017

who is paying them not to stand then?….

John R Balch Jr
John R Balch Jr
September 26, 2017

I have a better idea. Since the military is pushing for more troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and before the end of the year we will be at war with North Korea, Iran, Venezuela and Russia. Let’s just draft all the NFL, NBA and MLB players and any other sports player or anyone else so shows disrespect for the flag and let them spend “Four or Five Years” as either Shave Tails or 90 Day Wonders fighting and just “See With Others Fought and Died For protecting the “American Flag, Their Freedom and Their Liberties.” But that will never happen… Read more »

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