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Flashback: NFL Players Threatened With Fines For Wearing Patriotic Cleats on 9/11

Must be nice to guard a line or quarterback for millions of dollars. But, someone sons and daughters are guarding this country for virtually nothing and these multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect it. It is time these NFL players to quit acting like self-entitled diva’s and show some respect.

This is kinda flashback to previous events but it’s good to know that we still have some NFL players that want to listen to God’s voice!

The NFL will reportedly fine three NFL players for wearing cleats that honored 9/11 victims and first responders during games on the 15-year anniversary of the attacks.


Via The Daily Caller:

Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson and New York Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz are each expecting a $6,000 fine for their patriotic shoes, according to Fox News reporter Trace Gallagher.

It appeared initially that the NFL might turn a blind eye to these players for violating the league’s uniform code, but it looks like all three will take a hit to their wallets.

Via Fox News:

The left cleat says 9-11-01, with the 11 in the outline of the Twin Towers, while the right one says Never Forget.

“I don’t want to draw negative attention, so I’m just going to focus on playing the game,” Williamson told the Tennessean newspaper, on Friday.

The news outraged Paul Nunziato, head of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association.

“I’m making a goal-line stand on this. Enough is enough! The NFL is out of bounds on this,” he insisted.

He said that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, by denying Williamson the right to wear the patriotic footwear, had “committed a personal foul against humanity.

“This guy [Williamson] was hoping to honor everyone who died on 9/11, no matter what their country or color.”

I support those who live here and support America, our Freedoms and all those here and lost in wars fighting for this nation.

I have never in my life seen such disrespect and hatred for our Flag and our National Anthem and as God is my witness things better change and fast because this is not the America that we need to live in.

We respect one another, we aren’t racist, we love our freedoms and I hope others will do the same and end this hate, NOW!

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