He’s not a doctor but he plays one on TV, when he is not being a nitwit on TV.
“Grey’s Anatomy” pretend doctor, and social justice warrior, Jessie Williams accidentally revealed the truth about National Anthem protests by NFL players. And the truth is that they are inherently anti-military.
Speaking to MSNBC the actor said that players were not required to be on the field for the National Anthem prior to 2009 when Defense Department began paying the NFL to hold on-field patriotic displays to help recruiting efforts.
But it would be helpful for Williams to get his facts straight.
While players were not required to stand on the sidelines for the anthem, players had the choice to stand before that.
Moreover, the Defense Department didn’t pay the NFL anything for on the field patriotic ceremonies until 2011. Two years after the NFL began requiring it.
But he continued.
“This anthem thing is a scam. This is not actually part of football,” he said as host Thomas Roberts said “right.” “This was invented in 2009 from the government to paying the NFL to market military recruitment – to get more people to go off and fight in wars to die.”
“This has nothing to do with (the) NFL or American pastime or tradition,” he charged. “This is to get boys and girls to go fly overseas and kill people.”
“They’re marketing. They’re pumping millions and millions of dollars into the NFL to get us to put on a pageant in front of NFL football games to get you to go off in fight.”
Roberts agreed with every word Williams said, even though he was, again, incorrect.
The Defense Department stopped paying the NFL for on field ceremonies in 2014.
In that time only 16 of the 32 teams in the NFL got money from the Defense Department, as the league required all players to be on the field for the anthem.
And it is important to note that, as the NFL players us it as a protest against President Donald Trump, the entire program was operated under the Obama administration.
You might think a journalist like Roberts or an educated activist like Williams might mention those facts.
But that doesn’t fit the anti-President
Trump agenda that both promote.
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