Earlier Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell explained at a press conference that “What we’re trying to do is stay out of politics.”
That obviously isn’t working out too well for the league, as it looks like players are taking a knee for more and more social issues than Colin Kaepernick ever thought of when he first refused to stand for the anthem.
The Daily Wire reported Tuesday on an interview CNN contributor and former NFL receiver Donté Stallworth gave this weekend in which he claimed the anthem protests aren’t just about systemic racism in law enforcement, but also housing discrimination and the gender pay gap.
“… from what I’m hearing from players directly involved in these talks, they’re telling me it’s also about the gender pay gap, it’s also about housing discrimination, they have so many things that they are interested in and advocating for and they want the NFL to take ownership in and help be able to use the NFL’s platform,” Stallworth told CNN’s Ana Cabrera.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 18, 2017
They're trying to kill the league. Actively. https://t.co/Uz2R9GnPvA
— Barry Gadbois (@BarryGadbois) October 18, 2017
— كافرة ♠ Jules ♠ ༒ (@julieblue917) October 18, 2017
Why don't they kneel for Single payer? Clearly they want poor people to die without health care https://t.co/fz61mhruP1
— John Blackout (@SageCommander) October 18, 2017
Before long this thing's going to be so convoluted they'll be kneeling to protest kneeling. https://t.co/OGuMpIyg3t
— Mike Hardin (@MikeHardin) October 18, 2017
When kneeling for non existent oppression fails…
Try kneeling for a non existent gender pay gap.
— Miss Kay ن (@KayST24) October 18, 2017
WHY ARE THE CHEERLEADERS PAID LESS THAN THE QB?
And the hotdog vendors?
Dear God: Thank you for making my enemies ridiculous. https://t.co/OsOFv0RVpj
— Gen. Dumas (@paulhue) October 18, 2017
— Rev AJB (@AjbRev) October 18, 2017
Ed Morrissey pointed out over at Twitchy sister site Hot Air that while players on the practice squad get $7,200 a week, cheerleaders take home about $100 a game.
Every player who kneels for this cause should take a pay cut in order that the cheerleaders can start getting paid more than minimum wage. https://t.co/erRhth5Gm1
— ((OldWestTraplord)) (@jpricestudios) October 18, 2017
So until the gender pay gap, housing discrimination, and who knows what else are fixed to the players’ satisfaction, expect protests to continue … forever.
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WAY too late? NFL commish Roger Goodell describes what he'd like league to 'stay out of' https://t.co/pMGg3gFN4q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 18, 2017