NFL players disrespecting the flag, our country, its anthem, and God by kneeling during the national anthem in protest of our nation, has been a hot topic lately. Recently, the NFL announced it would be fining players for kneeling, linking arms, or raising their fists during the anthem.
This is a direct response to President Trump’s numerous admonishments aimed at the NFL for encouraging hatred of America by allowing black players who claim they are protesting police brutality to make a spectacle of the good, pure sport that is American football.
Most players have complied with the massive $1-million per offense fine implemented by the NFL. But Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Samwell Johnson thought it would be OK to protest as the anthem played at practice.
Johnson was fined $1 million Monday. A second offense will raise the fine to $1.5 million. A third will be termination. Since he is just starting out in his career, this was a particularly stupid move on Johnson’s part. His starting salary for the 2018-19 season is $971k — less than the amount of the fine.
Johnson is the first player this year to throw the rules away and kneel during the anthem — an action 73% of Americans oppose.
How many other people will be this stupid this year?