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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert went against the grain of the anti-cop NFL by honoring slain police chief David Dorn on his football helmet.
Dorn was murdered by Black Lives Matter rioters, and his tragic death was downplayed by the mainstream media because it goes against their race-baiting, anti-cop narrative.
In stark contrast to the NFL—which celebrates cop-killing BLM thugs—Eifert chose to recognize fallen police chief Dorn on his helmet.
The Dorn decal was placed beneath Eifert’s team number on the back of his helmet. Above the No. 88 was a huge American flag.
Tyler tweeted: “Great win to start the season. Love being a part of this new team and community! It was honor wearing David Dorn’s name on my helmet today!”
— Tyler Eifert (@tylereifert) September 14, 2020
David Dorn was a retired police captain in St. Louis, Missouri who was viciously murdered by BLM thugs on June 2 while protecting a friend’s store during the riots that erupted in Democrat-run cities following George Floyd’s death.
While the NFL bends the knee to cop-killing Black Lives Matter violence, Tyler Eifert remains a man among sheep.
Eifert has not caved to leftist bullying and has remained true to his patriotic beliefs despite the Left’s anti-American rhetoric.
In 2017, Eifert wrote a powerful essay on Medium entitled “Why I Stand.” In the moving testimony, Tyler explained that he proudly stands for the Star-Spangled Banner out of love for his country and respect for the military who defend it.
Eifert said people have the right to protest, but he will always stand for the anthem because of the love and pride he has in the United States. He wrote:
“I stand because I love my country.
I stand because I want to honor the people putting their lives on the line for me on a daily basis in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
I stand because my cousin is a pilot in the United States Air Force, risking his life flying F-15s in active war zones. He takes pride in his job protecting Americans, a sacrifice that all members of every branch of the United States military willfully take.”
Eifert expressed awe for Pat Tillman, the former NFL star who turned down a multi-million-dollar football contract to fight for the United States after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Tillman was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2004 at age 27.
“In 2002, he walked away from millions of dollars and a ‘dream’ most people couldn’t imagine achieving to do one thing, fight for his country,” Eifert wrote. “Pat wasn’t fighting for himself; he was fighting for Americans.”
Because of the selfless bravery of heroes like Pat Tillman, Tyler Eifert said he cannot disrespect his flag, his anthem, the military, or his fellow Americans by refusing to stand.
“These people are why I am standing, because they gave me and everyone else the chance to have freedom and earn a living playing a sport I love,” Eifert wrote.
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