Former NFL Player On Kaepernick: League Looking To Apply “Affirmative Action For A Marxist”
(Tea Party 247) – Burgess Owens, the former safety for the New York Jets, is slamming the NFL for reconsidering hiring Colin Kaepernick.
The way Owens sees it, doing so would be tantamount to “affirmative action for a Marxist.”
When he was on the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick made a name for himself, not with his football skills, but by kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest.
In spite of not playing since 2017, however, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been suggesting that the NFL needs to work with Kaepernick to direct the league’s spending on social justice.
What’s more, players, coaches, and owners are now insisting that kneeling during the anthem will be accepted by the league, despite their having banned it for the last three seasons.
We can expect plenty of kneeling once the 2020 season launches again.
It is all too much for Burgess, who played for the Jets from 1973 to 1979, and then the Raiders until 1982. Owens says that if the protests are back, he is out. “If Goodell allows Kaepernick to come back, if they allow players to kneel during the national anthem, I’m willing to not watch the game,” he told Sports Illustrated.
The conservative Trump supporter slammed the whole idea of protesting during the national anthem.
“We have too many Americans now accepting the notion that the flag should be a place where people should be ashamed of or take a knee, that’s what it comes down to,” Owens said. “I am disappointed that so many people are acquiescing today. They don’t understand the American way; they don’t understand the price paid. They need to understand that we can’t be bullied and [also] that we’re not an evil country. There is no other country in the world with the mixing of races and tolerance. We have to change the current narrative.”
“If it was a meritocracy he would be out there anyway; he would work hard; he would prove himself,” Owens added. “He wouldn’t be taking someone else’s position. We’re looking at Affirmative Action for a Marxist. We’re approving their ideology.
“If we’re going that route, we should also ask Tim Tebow to come back,” Owens said. “It doesn’t matter how long he’s been out of the game. It doesn’t matter his talent. He was a Christian who kneeled in prayer and was a positive on his team. The reason why Tim Tebow, as talented as he was with the Denver Broncos — the NFL didn’t like his essence. They thought he was too distracting … too distracting to his team and the organization.”
Owens added that the NFL doesn’t mind distractions.
“Meanwhile we’re willing to have the distraction of a Marxist, a Castro, brother-loving Marxist to come back and play that many Americans don’t want to see him play,” he insisted. “I just find it very disappointing. The NFL lost 15 percent of their audience last time, maybe a little bit more. The goal has been to increase their base, their revenue by going overseas to places like China, Mexico and England. They don’t care enough about their fans who love this country.”