The NFL’s anti-American anthem protesters have their defenders.
Chief among them is Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder.
But he just stepped in it big time with what he said about Gold State families and the NFL anthem protests.
Players kneeling or raising black power fists during the anthem has been disrupting NFL games since Colin Kaepernick’s original protest last season.
Now the cancer has spread to teams across the league.
Military families and patriotic Americans are furious at players who trash the memories of fallen soldiers who fought under the flag by refusing to stand and honor their sacrifice.
Holder – who has a history of racial incendiary rhetoric – defended the protests and said Gold Star families shouldn’t be offended.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Former Attorney General Eric Holder stated Wednesday on CNN that gold star families shouldn’t be offended by NFL players kneeling for the national anthem.
Holder, in an interview on CNN’s “The Lead With Jake Tapper,” said, “I think that people — gold star families should not necessarily feel offended because the purpose of those demonstrations was not to disrespect people in the military, not to disrespect the flag.”
He also thought that it was time for “dialogue” over police brutality against African-Americans.”
But Holder’s attack on the grief felt by Gold Star families is based on a lie.
The protests are about disrespecting the flag.
You have to go no further than Colin Kaepernick’s original comments as to why he began his protest.
He specifically stated that he could not stand for a flag or anthem that represented a racist nation.
NFL.com reported at the time:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Players who are copying his protest or dedicating their protest to him are embracing everything Kaepernick stood for.
And that includes hating the flag and hating America.
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