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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 06:10 PM

27. Wasn't it the Military/DoD that paid the NFL to force players on the field for the Anthem?

 

Under the premise that both teams are sent onto the field to line up for the patriotic flag & national anthem activities because the Military and DOD started giving the NFL millions in 2009... Well, it doesn't take too big of a leap to see how someone could contort protesting an armed-forces-sponsored activity into disrespecting the armed forces.

Not that I necessarily support that conclusion... but it's not made up either. There's a handful of articles and evidence outlining the money paid to the NFL by the military to make the sport appear more patriotic in the post-9/11 landscape and how the game operations manual changed to say all players must be present for the anthem.

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