In a week packed with comments from wannabe’s and has-beens, another washed up NFL player had to throw his political two cents into the social media arena.
Ex-NFL Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth posted a photo on his Instagram page suggesting that if Iran were to send retaliation for the air strike that took out Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani – they should target the White House.
The photo that was posted on Sunday depicted an aerial shot of the White House with the surrounding Washington, D.C., area. The White House had a red circle around it, indicating a target, and an arrow pointing to it. The surrounding city of D.C., was labeled as “not affiliated.”
The caption he posted with the photo read:
“@Iran if you are going to attack the United States well here is a picture for you! #justtryingtohelp us folks that aren’t starting wars.”
Like other sports stars and celebrities that have really no business speaking on such matters like national defense and politics (thank you Hollywood) Haynesworth faced swift backlash from the Internet.
— Oyo Gist (@oyogist) January 7, 2020
“Hope you don’t ever have to go to one of these places because if you did unlike those of us who have fought for your precious freedom you would piss yourself in fear just jumping out of the plane!”
Another regarded the post as “treason” and calling for the former NFL player to be jailed for his comments.
Several others reshared the post and tagged the FBI and Secret Service alerting them to the post. If you recall recently this also happened when ‘comedian’ George Lopez suggested he would collect on a bounty of millions of dollars to assassinate President Trump.
UPDATE: The Secret Service is "aware" of the fact that comedian George Lopez threatened to kill President Donald Trump. https://t.co/Wl0f8FJg7F
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 7, 2020
The post has since been removed from the players profile @haynesworthiii, whose bio includes the description of the profile as,
“DO NOT FOLLOW ME IF YOU ARE POLITICALLY SENSATIVE!!! My post will offend both sides”
Albert Haynesworth deletes controversial meme suggesting Iran should bomb White House https://t.co/8E0nOkY7HJ
— knoxnews (@knoxnews) January 7, 2020
We don’t pick athletes or actors based on their intellect…do we?!?
So why the hell does the media put any stock in what athletes / actors think about politics or business?!?
Pro-Tip: Stick to what you know!!https://t.co/LZhyIA9oGb
— Morgan Edwards (@luvmylife247) January 7, 2020
Yet some news sites are defending Haynesworth saying that he was just joining in with the crowd who are creating memes regarding the potential of a WWIII.
“The Internet turns everything into a joke. At a time when hiding behind your keyboard and screen is easier than confronting someone face-to-face, people online have no fear saying something outlandish that they’d never utter in real life.
That’s certainly the case for former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth because he’s landed himself in hot water for an Instagram post in which he jokingly insinuates attacks on the White House.”
The article went on to state:
“Words like “disgraceful,” “embarrassing,” and “treason” flooded Haynesworth’s comments. He followed up this post with two more troll attempts at President Trump and Republicans in particular to show just how insane people on social media can be.
Welcome to another poorly-executed attempt at humor gone terribly wrong, and yet another reason for people to realize that some things should never be posted online in the first place”
#Conservstive twitter with the fake outrage but come on… everyone is thinking it. We all hate this POS President #Trump.
I gotta say, if it's Trump or #Iran, I am going with Iran. https://t.co/WS0oREGFRA
— Rent Wang (@rentwang) January 7, 2020
Perhaps the ex – NFL player thought he was being funny by encouraging a foreign nation to not only attack our country, but also take out the leader of said country. Or perhaps better yet he was hoping some athletic giant like NIKE might see his post and think he was the next best thing to Colin Kaepernick and he too would be offered a multi- billion-dollar contract? Afterall Haynesworth has been in some legal troubles since leaving the NFL in 2011 including traffic accidents, and not paying child support, among others.
Either way all of these ‘celebrities’ should take notice – you aren’t being funny when you call for an attack on our country or the death of our President.
Speaking of former NFL players getting themselves into trouble over the Iran situation, check out what Colin Kaepernick is in the doghouse for.
after increasing tension between the United States and Iran, he’s directly attacking combat veterans who are putting their life on the line to keep people like him living safe back at home.
Kaepernick’s online tirade came in the form of tweets that compared American troops to terrorists and claimed that the United States would stop at nothing to enact violence against “Black and Brown people”.
There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 4, 2020
And that wasn’t the metaphorical line in the sand where he would draw the line…
America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 4, 2020
According to Kaepernick, the American government habitually uses the military to “plunder” the “non white world” and enforce their will against minorities both at home and abroad.
Essentially, his argument is that the United States is racist, through and through… and will stop at nothing to continue their domination.
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Kaep needs to get his facts straight. Not only has he been preaching propaganda and turning people against the men and women who hold the Thin Blue Line, but he’s been getting his facts wrong. Though no one seems to be able to get through to him.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has repeatedly defended the strike, saying that Soleimani was planning an attack against Iraqi and American forces.
Siding with an Iranian Islamic terrorist who's killed hundreds Americans, injured untold numbers more, and from a country that's anything but progressive to trash America?
Disgusting and unsurprising. So you're….pro-terrorism? https://t.co/EKxFnr2KLx
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 4, 2020
But to Kaepernick, who only sees things in terms of race and color, the US launched an attack against another country simply because they aren’t white.
Give us a break.
Kaepernick’s recent attacks against veterans willing to die for their country was met with some serious backlash.
Good thinking. The US government attacked these Noble Iranian Peace Merchants because they are ‘people of color.’ Colin, I truly believe that your brain is made of hummus and I say this as a Lebanese “brown person of color.” Schmuck.
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) January 4, 2020
Says the pampered millionaire who’s fortune and freedom are protected by the brave patriots he attacks. He’s a world-class coward, and an embarrassment to himself, and anyone claiming him. ?? https://t.co/EV3FdMjqXI
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 5, 2020
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves. It’s almost laughable that a “celebrity” (we use that term loosely…) can sit back in the comfort of his own luxurious home and attack the very people who allow him to live comfortably and enjoy the benefits of being a free American.
Others said that he was free to leave the country at any time.
You can leave anytime https://t.co/WFXDNRIjzI
— Will Chamberlain ?? (@willchamberlain) January 4, 2020
Other people reminded the Nike nitwit of who the real enemy is.
Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani killed thousands upon thousands of black and brown people through out the Middle East
The United States put an end to his murdering https://t.co/7jefx4XtQq
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 4, 2020
Again… it’s a pretty high-and-mighty stance about “imperialism” from someone who works with Nike, who uses sweatshops and child labor to create their products, which they in turn sell for a massive profit.
So… it would seem that Kaepernick isn’t just protesting police brutality… but instead has an agenda to call out our nation’s protectors.
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