NFL’s Stephen Tuitt refuses to kneel during National Anthem: “Screw anybody who have a problem with that.”


PITTSBURGH, PA – Although some agree to kneeling during the national anthem in sports, there are still some traditionalist who believe it is not appropriate.

On July 27th, Stephon Tuitt, the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end, said he will not kneel for our flag during the playing of the national anthem. He said this while referencing how his grandmother immigrated over to the U. S. successfully.

Stephon Tuitt tweeted:

“Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that. My grandmother was a immigrant from the Caribbean and age worked here ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now.” 

This conversation began way back in the NFL in 2016, when Colin Kapernick knelt during the national anthem, supposedly to protest police brutality against black Americans.

At the time, Kapernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Since then, Kapernick had been pretty much ousted from the NFL due to his controversial kneeling, and the labels they received, such as pro-communist and anti-American.

Colin Kapernick mentioned that the kneeling protests have nothing to do with the flag or the military… the kneeling demonstrations are about raising awareness for social justice and police brutality in America.

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, the NFL, MLB and NBA have now decided to kneel during the playing of the national anthem. The kneeling has also been associated with the radical far-left Black Lives Matter (BLM).

Just recently, during the start of the new baseball season, on July 23rd, Sam Coonrod, a San Francisco Giants baseball player refused to kneel during a moment of silence honoring BLM in Dodger Stadium.

Coonrod said in a statement that his Christian faith does not align with kneeling before anyone other than God, reported by TMZ Sports.

The Daily Wire News reported that Coonrod also mentioned the radical left-wing ideology of the BLM.

He said:

“I just can’t get on board with a couple things I’ve read about Black Lives Matter, how they lean towards Marxism. And … they said some negative things about the nuclear family. I just can’t get on board with that.” 

Legendary football coach and former tight end, Mike Ditka, scolded national anthem kneelers in an interview with TMZ Sports on July 26th, recommending they get the hell out of the country if they cannot respect it.

TMZ asked Coach Ditka about all the kneeling around the sports world and Coach Ditka responded:

“If it was up to me I’d say no. If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old fashioned, so I’m only going to say what I feel.

I think there’s a way you protest and a way you don’t protest. You don’t protest against the flag and you don’t protest against the country who’s given you the opportunity to make a living playing a sport that you never thought would happen.

So, I don’t want to hear all the crap. You wanna’ try it, try it. You don’t it’s okay.”

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As if there was not a big enough divide in this country at the current moment, Major League Sports are now trying to create and play a “black national anthem” before the actual national anthem at sporting events. Here is the full story:

The same NFL that once banned pro-police stickers from NFL helmets isn’t just talking about adding in BLM stickers to helmets… now they’re taking things to a much greater extreme.

They’re reportedly planning to play the ‘Black National Anthem’ before every game in Week 1 of the NFL season.  Because that’s not racist or anything.

The news was first reported by The Undefeated, which is owned by ESPN.

That sources says that “Lift Every Voice and Sing” will be played BEFORE “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

It will reportedly begin with the nationally televised first game of the season, which is on September 10, when the defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, host the Houston Texans.

That’s not all – the song also reportedly will be played during the full slate of those Week 1 Sunday afternoon games, during Sunday Night Football and during the two ESPN Monday night games.

We’re also told the league is working collaboratively with players to ‘recognize victims of systemic racism throughout the season’.

They’re considering adding names of ‘victims’ on helmet decals or jerseys patches, as well as ‘educational programs and storytelling’ (such as additional PSAs about the victims and their families).

What’s next – removing the American flag?  We’ve all seen the “social justice warriors” talking about how the American flag is apparently a sign of “oppression”.  So what is the end game?  Eliminate the National Anthem?  Eliminate the flag?  Enough already.

How about some background?

Standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and the signing on the National Anthem is something that has been around since 1893

It is believed to be a tradition that was started by General Rossell G O’Brien, a veteran of the Civil War.  Michigan Senator Julius Burrows, in a speech at West Point in 1891 stated he would “like to see every true American, soldier or citizen, when he hears the grand notes of National air (anthem), rise to his feet in patriotic recognition and uncover (remove hats).” 

Standing for this was a symbol of honoring your country and those that died and currently serve and ensure your freedom.

The NFL once had a stance that all players would respect the flag and national anthem which was played pregame for all games held during the season. 

At no time prior to 2016, no player, white black or otherwise ever dare not stand and show respect for the military during the playing of the national anthem.  However, in 2016, when Colin Kaepernick was benched, he had to stand out, and the only way he could was to become a symbol of something, regardless if that symbolism was based on something real or not.

In August of 2016, Kaepernick began sitting during the playing of the national anthem. 

When this did not get enough press, he took it another step and began kneeling during the anthem.  His reason? 

Social injustice, police brutality, something in which he can offer no facts or statistics on other than to say that he believes it exists. 

If you believe there is systemic racism in the United States at the hands of police, please look at the facts presented in the Washington Post database.  If you view the breakdown of the races killed by officers each year, without knowing the circumstances, overwhelming the answer is people who are white. 

To spite the spin the Washington Post tries to put on the facts, if there was a true systematic issue with racism in the United States with police killing minorities more so than any other race, than, no one can argue that the white population would be the highest number of those killed.  Yet, when you look at that figure, the white population are killed in vast majority more so than any other race.

Now, in 2020, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League, came out last month stating that the NFL as a whole handled player kneeling incorrectly. 

Kneeling, started by Colin Kaepernick, a third string quarterback, was supposed to symbolize a protest against systematic racism and police brutality. 

At the time, the NFL and the owners strongly discouraged these acts which were viewed as some as unpatriotic.  However, now that they have ‘woke’ it appears that they need to do even more to ensure that they are standing against racism, regardless if it exists as explained by the mainstream media or not.

The National Anthem stands for all Americans, regardless of race or sex.  The anthem has nothing to do with a political party and is recognized as a symbol of what America should be. 

Instead of weakening the National Anthem, why can we not all, regardless of race, embrace it for what it should symbolize now?  That all men, women, and children are created equal, that we all should be proud of what the military and police have accomplished over the years in keeping our county safe, keeping our families safe. 


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