Cleveland, Ohio (Accredited Times) – The Cleveland Browns may not be able to play football very well, but they damn sure know how to protest.
On Monday night, twelve Browns players protested the national anthem in solidarity with former NFL “quarterback” Colin Kaepernick. Proving the NFL motto “the customer is always wrong,” the Browns players knelt during the anthem in an exhibition game against the New York Giants.
The protests are sure to make the exciting Cleveland Browns even more popular. Last season, the Browns finished in last place, winning one game and losing fifteen.
The players prayed to Obama to make racism end.
“There’s a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now,” said rookie safety Jabrill Peppers, who joined the protest.
The protests included many “star” Browns players/grocery store clerks, including running backs Terrence Magee and Duke Johnson Jr., safeties Peppers and Calvin Pryor, cornerback Jamar Taylor, receivers Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis, linebackers Christian Kirksey and Jamie Collins, tight end Seth DeValve, and running backs Isaiah Crowell and Brandon Wilds (who were not in uniform).
The accredited media overwhelmingly praised the protests. ESPN declared that the Browns had “transcend[ed]” football with their display of “unity.”
Last week, the accredited media attacked Browns head coach Hue Jackson for saying that “everybody has a right” to protest, but that “hopefully, that [wouldn’t] happen” with his players. Shortly after making the racist statement, Jackson was forced to backtrack: “The intent of my comments was not to discourage individual expression from our players in light of a cause that moves them to personal expression.”
Jackson has yet to be fired despite his racist comments.
Unlike previous protests, the Browns’ protest included a white progressive, tight end Seth DeValve. ESPN had previously criticized white players, stating that it was a “disgrace” and “embarrassing” that no whites had joined the protests.
Despite sucking at football, Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. The failure of NFL teams to sign Kaepernick undoubtedly arises from racism and not from his inability to throw.
Thankfully, Kaepernick now has his own exhibit in the “Black Lives Matter” wing of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History in Washington, DC. The exhibit in the taxpayer-funded Smithsonian is a testament to the power of the accredited media and its strong support amongst the federal bureaucracy.
Regardless of whether Kaepernick ever returns to the NFL, one thing is clear: it’s time for the NFL to dump the national anthem and replace it with something more culturally sensitive, like gangsta rap or Lady Gaga. Anything less would clearly be racist.