The left is responding as expected to President Donald Trump’s controversial use of the phrase “son of a bitch” to describe NFL players who refuse to stand for the playing of the national anthem.
…they’re accusing Trump of being a racist.
But it’s not just Trump who is being called a racist. Minorities who take issue with the president are disparaging white Americans who just want millionaire players to show respect for the national anthem — regardless of the color of their skin.
When did that ever become controversial?
This race baiting is essentially reverse racism and is insulting to folks who love their country and don’t want discontent shoved down their throats while trying to enjoy a game.
Not that Trump is backing down.
The president had a ready answer to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s response to his controversial comment, staying true to a simple concept of paying respect to the national anthem.
Trump tweeted early Sunday: “Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country. Tell them to stand!”
Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Based on early results Sunday, the NFL instead opted to assign its highly protective brand to the racist anti-cop narrative of the hard left in America.
The problem with that narrative is that white players have also taken a knee during the national anthem, as seen with Seth DeValve, a tight end for the hapless Cleveland Browns who refused to stand for the anthem during an August exhibition game that was played on a Monday night.
But that didn’t stop unhinged reactions, as seen when Diplo, a DJ whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, made an asinine accusation that further insults white people.
“Trump wants to fire all black athletes with an opinion so we will only left with NASCAR,” Diplo tweeted.
Trump wants to fire all black athletes with an opinion so we will only left with NASCAR ??♂️
— diplo (@diplo) September 23, 2017
Pentz is white and while it’s clear his stage name is not a reflection of the shallow end of the gene pool from which he has emerged, he is beholden to minority artists for his livelihood.
And it’s not by accident that NASCAR is singled out, being a sport where the vast majority of athletes are white.
Of course, other professional sports leagues might do themselves some good by paying a little attention to how NASCAR pays tribute to this great country before every race.
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