On Sunday, protests of the National Anthem by NFL players and teams reached a fever pitch in response to comments made by President Donald Trump two days prior. Trump told a crowd of his supporters at a rally in Alabama, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now.’ Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” Now, the Lingerie Football League has issued two words to the smug athletes who kneel during the anthem, and NFL bosses are pissed.
As self-entitled, overpaid professional athletes continue their misguided protests of the National Anthem, at least one league appears to have some common sense on the issue. In response to the NFL’s decision to allow players and football teams to kneel or sit during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, the Legends Football League has just two words: We Stand.
“The LFL recognizes everyone’s First Amendment right to protest, but our nation’s flag and anthem are far too sacred,” the league said in a statement on Tuesday. “Too many fellow Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice so that our flag and anthem continue in all its majesty.”
The all-woman league formerly known as the Lingerie Football League announced this week its belief that America’s flag and national anthem are “far too sacred” to protest.
The league, recently rebranded as the Legends Football League, said in a Tuesday statement that its players would not be taking a knee during the national anthem as many of their male counterparts in the NFL have done. [Source: The Washington Free Beacon]
In a video announcing the league’s continued support for the National Anthem, the Legends Football League pledged to “stand in salute” of the flag. “It symbolizes all the blood, sweat, and tears that have been shed so that we as Americans can raise our flag across our nation,” the organization says during the video. “The LFL salutes all those who make this the greatest country in the world.” The league added, “We stand in salute of our flag.”
onservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos shared the Legends Football League’s news to his Facebook page on Wednesday with the tongue-in-cheek caption, “As if the evidence weren’t already overwhelming enough, here is yet more data demonstrating that hot women are conservative, and conservative women are hot.”
Indeed, the stereotype appears to be true that the most beautiful girls around are conservatives. Keep that in mind, boys.
As we head into the weekend, it will be interesting to see if the NFL has learned from the avalanche of negative publicity the league dealt with this week in response to last Sunday’s demonstrations. By contrast, the LFL has never received so much publicity, all of it positive, since announcing that all of their players could be counted on to respectfully stand during the National Anthem. It would seem an easy choice to make for those considering another demonstration this weekend, but if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the Colin Kaepernicks of the world to come to their senses.
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