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MARINE’S LETTER TO NFL

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24 Sep 2017, 14:25 #1

MARINE’S LETTER TO NFL
https://www.citizenfreepress.com/column ... er-to-nfl/

Commissioner,

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this!

You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the morale courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.

Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is ok? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multimillion dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applause those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.

They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do 24/7 often with lead,not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many don't have legs or arms. Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.

Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC (ret)

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~~~I am the Prince of Tides~~~

"...and dare to dance the tides" -Garth Brooks
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25 Sep 2017, 00:32 #2

One person I know has old friends and older childhood friends that are die hard NFL fans, but they're even bigger patriots, who have very deep pockets. You know the kind of person who can afford $10,000 box seats. Yup, they're all boycotting the NFL now.
Piss off a couple thousand more big spenders like that and poof, there goes the NFL.

Also if you want to make a dent start contacting the advertisers and tell them you'll be boycotting them as well.
~~~I am the Prince of Tides~~~

"...and dare to dance the tides" -Garth Brooks
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01 Oct 2017, 12:35 #3

Good post, Scotto. I have been boycotting the NFL since this started and I encourage every American to do the same. Semper Fi. :usflag:
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03 Oct 2017, 14:47 #4

An open letter to the NFL players,


You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You
grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the
family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your
plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at
best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and
could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best
friend was just like you, except he didn't play football. Instead of going
to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum
wage. You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of
your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters
tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out the red carpet
for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D's. College was
not an option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University,
your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to
summer workouts. He went to basic training.

You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the
training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on
by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended
class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran
sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in
the country. Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division.
While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.
He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up
just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young
American's give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.

You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent
and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your
agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money
possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single
down of professional football. Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for
four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per
year.

You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the
back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers. You
will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep.
You will "make it rain" in the club. He will pray for rain as the
temperature reaches 120 degrees.

On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer
and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference
between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans.
There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and
then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and "go to the rear" to
rest. He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV. When the
National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and
salute the television. While you protest the unfairness of life in the
United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending
his great country.

To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch
you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can
cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you
play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the
absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to
boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic
violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for
putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right.
But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our
soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American
dream, yet you disparage our great country by kneeling when our great
National Anthem is played at the opening of your games, SHAME ON YOU!
~~~I am the Prince of Tides~~~

"...and dare to dance the tides" -Garth Brooks
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04 Oct 2017, 14:22 #5

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