After Colin Kaepernick started the trend last year, it has become increasingly popular to “take a knee” during the National Anthem if you’re an entitled NFL brat. Even after being met with tons of backlash, some players still don’t get it — Americans want to watch them play football like they are played to do, not hear their political opinions. Sadly, some won’t give up their lost “cause,” like the Tennessee Titans wide receiver who just made a big promise that he’s going to regret.
The battle of the NFL continues as patriotic Americans are about at their breaking point with the social justice warriors who believe they are changing the world by disrespecting our flag, military, and everything in between. As the number of protesting brats and fed-up Americans increase, the stakes are getting even higher. Families all over America have canceled their NFL subscriptions, pissed off fans are burning tickets and gear, businesses are refusing to air games, and dozens of other boycotters continue to push back on the whiners, but some of them still haven’t learned their lesson.
One player, in particular, thinks he has the answer to all his problems, and it’s actually one we can get behind — although we seriously question whether he’ll keep his word. Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews took to Twitter to share his final promise on the continuing controversy. On Thursday, a Twitter user asked Matthews whether he would stay in the locker room or take the fine or penalty for kneeling during the anthem. Matthews responded with, “No I will be done playing football.”
That sounds like a fine idea. If these overpaid athletes don’t want to do their job and play the game, get out. Quit. Find something else to do. Quite simply, Americans tune in to football to watch football, not to have politics shoved down their throats. So, Matthews actually has the perfect solution. While we support the right to free speech and peaceful protests, one’s place of employment during work isn’t the appropriate place or time. If it’s too much to ask someone to just do their job, they should find a new one.
However, we can’t help but think this is another empty promise that won’t be kept. When we look back at the 2016 election, there were dozens of celebrities who promised to move out of the United States if Donald Trump became President. Stars such as Lena Dunham, Ne-Yo, Bryan Cranston, Amy Schumer, Whoopi Goldberg, and Miley Cyrus promised to give up their rights to live here if they didn’t get their way. However, none of those entitled leftists actually followed through with their promises, so why should we expect Matthews to be any different? Liberals like to make threats as they try to tantrum their way to what they want, with no intentions of following through.
Like those celebs who couldn’t keep their word, Matthews is likely to regret his promise if push comes to shove. Last year alone, he made a whopping 5 million dollars, with a contract of 6.3 million this year, yet he’s willing to give that up to prove what? That he has no respect for his country? We find that hard to believe as his profile picture on Twitter is a Marine, who happens to be his late half-brother who was killed in Afghanistan in 2015, according to Breitbart. One would think this subject hits close to home for Matthews, but instead, it shows just how ungrateful he is. His own family fought and died for his right to “take a knee, ” and he can’t put his foolish behavior aside for two minutes?
The left is full of empty promises, so the chances of him sticking to his word are slim to none. The only thing he’s doing is showing his own ignorance. If he truly wanted to make a difference, he wouldn’t walk away from the game if the league bans anthem protests. He’d take some of his millions of dollars and actually use it to try to make a difference. Talk is cheap, and so is taking a knee.