Like A Racist Clock, Trump’s Right On Time With Predictable NFL Tweets

    As the 2018 NFL season kicks off Week 1of the preseason, the future leader of the US Space Army, was predictably on time with tweets targeted towards NFL players who are protesting police brutality. 

    Trump aka 45 aka Orange Cheeto Sandwich found enough time to be predicably flagrant in chiding these grown men about their actions to highlight social injustices, in a two-tweet combo.  

    Donald J. Trump on Twitter

    The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love……

    Donald J. Trump on Twitter

    Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!

    If it hasn’t been made crystal clear yet, let me repeat: Trump is a coward, but not a unique coward. He’s a beacon for the most ignorant of white privileges and twitter is his megaphone. 

    From his recent attacks on LeBron James (during the week he opened a school nonetheless), Steph Curry and the Dubs wanting no parts of any White House visit he’s in and from last year’s NFL season, black athletes are an easy scapegoat and target to misdirect his obvious failures as leader, role model, and human being. 

    The Shadow League on Twitter

    Malcolm Jenkins wore this shirt before raising his first during the National Anthem yesterday night.

    LEFT on Twitter

    Kenny Stills… Still taking a knee against systemic oppression. Still standing with Colin Kaepernick. Still letting the NFL “Owners” know that he knows his rights, and that they own the TEAM but NOT the professional athletes employed by the team.

    How unironic that these attacks begin on the weekend of the 1 year anniversary of the Charlottesville protests (cough, cough riots) as Nazis/Alt-Right supporters begin to invade Virginia. “Very fine people” indeed.   

    What’s actually ironic is that the majority of the people that hate on what these athletes are doing for their community will be the same ones tailgating, beer ponging and buying jerseys that’ll have names like Jenkins, Smith, Johnsons embroidered on their backs.  

    Kyle Harvey is a writer, producer and the current managing editor of The Shadow League. Host of the Points On The Board podcast, and a proudly washed college athlete, Harvey had previous stints at Slant News, The Bleacher Report, NBC News, and theGrio. Originally from Wilmington, DE, Harvey graduated from North Carolina A&T State University.