The NFL team with the worst record in the league has waged the largest protest during the National Anthem. The Cleveland Browns’ record was 1-15 last year. Now, these losers decided to be disrespectful to veterans and safety officers by taking a knee while the rest of those attending their preseason game against the Giants stood.
This comes on the heels of Browns head coach Hue Jackson saying last week that he didn’t want his players protesting the National Anthem as Colin Kaepernick did.
Woah. A ton of Browns kneeling during the national anthem here pic.twitter.com/Qv6qSPs6kX
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) August 22, 2017
Cleveland Browns fans will likely not react well to this. Those loyalists who have stayed with the team during its many bad seasons tend to be rather patriotic. This is a huge slap in the face to them.
Pretty stunning how many people in my mentions are claiming to be done with the Browns and the NFL because of anthem protests.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) August 22, 2017
The team is flaming hot garbage, but let's take a knee during the anthem. That will get the crowd behind us!
— Tony Rizzo's Mugshot (@schweineins) August 22, 2017
— Arnie Brom (@arniebrom) August 22, 2017
A dozen players took a knee, including the first white player. Seth DeValve decided to pray with his teammates rather than stand for the National Anthem. He explains why in the video below.
— RealClearSports (@RealClearSports) August 22, 2017
There is a time and a place for everything, and perhaps they felt that if they were praying it would look more respectable. But, with so many Browns fans being veterans or relatives of veterans, this likely is going to cause this plagued team more problems.
More information about this disgraceful protest is in the video below.
At halftime, the Browns’ front office attempted to do some damage control. Kaepernick’s protest had a negative impact on the league last year. The Browns can’t survive a combination of a regularly losing team that angers fans.
“As an organization, we have a profound respect for our country’s National Anthem, flag and the servicemen and servicewomen in the United States and abroad. We feel it’s important for our team to join in this great tradition and special moment of recognition, at the same time we also respect the great liberties afforded by our country including the freedom of personal expression,” the statement read.
These Browns who protest regularly rely on Cleveland police officers to protect them. I believe they should be on their own after this protest. They can hire their own personal security guards.
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Source: CBS Sports