Wayne Sargent of Campbellsport who runs a Green Bay Packers fan club says he believes the teams should stick to entertainment rather than political messages. 'Lately, the teams and players have turned professional sports into an arena for social and political outcry,' Sargent said. Coach Pete Carroll last week delivered an impassioned, 15-minute plea imploring white people and coaches to listen to the pain of the Black community. And their income will be affected. But on Sunday, NFL fans on Twitter expressed their upset at what they had been witnessing in stadiums across the country. Right: Jimmy Graham #80 of the Chicago Bears raises his fist during the national anthem before the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. That, my friends, is a REALLY bad look,' he wrote. “I think a lot of people have had that idea of, ‘My vote is only one vote, it doesn’t mean anything,’” Diggs said. Roger Goodell and your ratings will soon prove that Exactly to be true, dumb***!'. ', Cleveland Browns wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge (12) kneels during the National Anthem, before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens. Many were unhappy at the apparent crossover of politics and 'social justice' into the game. Ben Arthur covers the Seattle Seahawks, the Mariners, and other Seattle-area sports for the SeattlePI, Seattle Seahawks to wear helmet decals honoring victims of racism, police brutality during season, Trade for DE Dunlap reaping rewards for Seahawks' improving D, Carroll: 'really thrilled' about progress of Seahawks' Brooks, Seahawks legend Marshawn Lynch passes out free turkeys in Hawaii, Seahawks: no fan attendance for next two home games, Here's where Seahawks stand in playoff picture through 10 games, Seahawks place TE Olsen on IR; NT Harrison signed to 53, 'Remarkable' meeting spurred Seahawks' D to dominance vs. Arizona, Back atop division: 3 takeaways from Seahawks’ win over Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks place CB Quinton Dunbar on Injured Reserve, Final: Seahawks defense holds strong, Cardinals lose 28-21, Washington ranks as fifth most popular state for tiny homes: study, Here's where people in King County are likely being exposed to coronavirus, Rare snowy owl perches on rooftops in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood, drawing bird watchers, Looking to shop local on Small Business Saturday? One Denver Broncos fan posted video of himself setting fire to his Denver Broncos flag. A few dozen players - as well as Indianapolis coach Frank Reich - knelt during the anthem, a silent echo of the 2016 Kaepernick protest. 'I love my country; I HATE the NFL,' tweeted Victoria Martel. We’ve been taught a false history of what happened in this country. DR ELLIE CANNON answers all those niggling worries and explains why you should be first in the queue, Has Sweden's iconoclast public health expert been sidelined? That’s what we’re doing, we’re fighting for what’s right, we’re fighting injustice to make this country better.”. The Falcons also wore shirts with his quote: 'The Vote is the most powerful, nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society.'. 'End racism is written at an NFL end zone. Planned vacations around nfl. A female fan from Arizona expressed similar sentiments. To HELL with the NFL and Players! This is a humanity issue we’re dealing with. The comments below have not been moderated. So we will skip the song and dance and as a team we'll stay inside.'. The Dolphins remained in their locker room, as they promised in their 2-minute, 15-second video featuring nearly 20 players trading pointed rhymes about the nation's social protest movement. Veteran linebacker K.J. This is a white people’s issue to get over with and learn what’s going on and to figure it out and start loving everybody that’s a part of our country.”. In addition to Floyd and Taylor, the team will be honoring a slew of victims of police brutality, both locally and nationally — though not all of their names will be featured on helmets. The 14-year-old Till, a Black boy from Mississippi, became a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement after he was brutally murdered in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman. 'I wouldn't know, cuz I'm never watching nfl football again,' chimed in another in response. Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league.'.