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Sidney Crosby will go to the White House with the Penguins, and he stated his support for the decision!  Anti-Trumps aren't pleased with him......they're sharpening the knives.  Bad, bad Crosby!

 

 

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Critics say Crosby's White House invitation sends bad message

But for professor and Halifax poet laureate El Jones, Crosby’s decision is about more than sports and etiquette.

“When people are saying this is an apolitical statement or doesn't mean anything, think about what Martin Luther King Jr. told us, that when you choose silence in this kind of situation you are choosing the side of the oppressors,” Jones told CTV Atlantic.

“There’s a long history of black hockey here, so when we say Sidney Crosby is a Nova Scotian hero -- a hero for who? Who does he have a community responsibility for?”

 

 

 

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/critics-say-crosby-s-white-house-invitation-sends-bad-message-1.3607825

 

Really, prof? This is about blacks in Nova Scotia?  You gotta be kidding....or you must be high on sumthin! 

So anthem-kneeling NFL automatically relates to all backs!  Even blacks in the boondocks of Nova Scotia!   Aren't you stereo-typing all blacks?  Isn't that.....racist? :rolleyes:

 

I'm not into sports, but I admire and applaud Crosby for his courage. 

Prof Jones asks, "hero for who?"  Who do you think, duh?  White folks?  Even so....go get your own black to represent all black people, if skin colors mean so much to you!

Crosby is a hero for all young people out there - regardless of race.  You gotta do what you think you gotta do.  You've got to stand on your own principles.  Don't be a sheeple.....like that Professor Jones from Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

 

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Yes. When Tim Thomas refused the White House invitation in 2011, many conservatives applauded him for taking a stand for his personal beliefs. And many liberals were miffed that he was disrespecting the President or creating disunity or whatever.

Here in 2017, liberals are applauding people like Steph Curry for declining the White House invitation, and conservatives are miffed at people like him for disrespecting the President or creating disunity or whatever.

Same old, same old. When the our side does it, it's courageous and great! When the other side does it, it's offensive and terrible.

In regard to Sidney Crosby, I share the view expressed by William Shatner and echoed recently by PK Subban regarding the anthem controversy.  The Shat's view is: "I'm a guest in this country."  Subban said basically the same. Sidney Crosby knows this as well.

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I for one, didn't like it whenThomas did it and I don't like that Curry did it.  I don't like sports mixing in politics at all.  I don't remember too many people applauding Thomas (although, i'm sure some did), but his team turned on him after that stunt.  Crosby and Subban are both class acts!

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23 minutes ago, Argus said:

Uhm, neither?

Oh. That's an issue of bi-partisan agreement? Ok, then. So why do people keep saying that protesting police brutality during the anthem is political and divisive?

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45 minutes ago, kimmy said:

Oh. That's an issue of bi-partisan agreement? Ok, then. So why do people keep saying that protesting police brutality during the anthem is political and divisive?

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Because it's clearly divisive, and now it's political. If Joe schmuck said what Trump said nobody would care.

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4 minutes ago, Argus said:

Because it's clearly divisive, and now it's political. If Joe schmuck said what Trump said nobody would care.

Why is it divisive? If nobody supports police brutality, why is anybody mad that players protest against police brutality?

4 minutes ago, Argus said:

If Joe schmuck said what Trump said nobody would care.

Yeah, but Trump said what Trump said.  Maybe when they say "keep politics out of sports" people should direct that at him.

 -k

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59 minutes ago, kimmy said:

Ok, then. So why do people keep saying that protesting police brutality during the anthem is political and divisive?

 -k

It's not about the protest...... it's the disrespect for the flag, and the anthem.  They might just as well spit on the flag, or trample it. 

   It's not the right venue either since people go to sporting events for a different reason.   If actors link arms, and kneel down to make a political protest at an Opera house - you think some people won't be p***ed off? 

Their inappropriate behaviour had caused divisions among sports fans.

 

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Confirmed: NFL Losing Millions Of TV Viewers Because Of National Anthem Protests

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2016/10/05/confirmed-nfl-losing-millions-of-tv-viewers-because-of-national-anthem-protests/#43a80335226c

 

 

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24 minutes ago, kimmy said:

Why is it divisive? If nobody supports police brutality, why is anybody mad that players protest against police brutality?

First, let's be clear; they're not protesting police brutality. They're protesting against the belief that racist police are shooting down Black men because they're Black. These protestors don't give a shit about Justine Damond or Dylan Noble or any other white people killed by police, armed or not. Second, they seem to make no distinction between criminals resisting arrest, even armed ones,  and innocent people just walking along the street whistling to themselves. To hear most of the BLM crowd, almost all Blacks killed by police did nothing to provoke the violence other than being Black. That pisses a lot of people off. If you look at the last couple of posts I made on the You Tube thread under culture you'll see just how blazingly fast these things can escalate. It doesn't always give time to react unemotionally and with a clear head.

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Yeah, but Trump said what Trump said.  Maybe when they say "keep politics out of sports" people should direct that at him.

Trump is a dirtbag, but that doesnt' make it right for these people to introduce politics into sports in the first place. If they hadn't done that he wouldn't have opened his mouth.

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Our media latched on the kneeling athletes (how they marvelled at the rebellion against Trump's rebuke)......but of course, we know how media operates these days.  They don't give the complete picture.

 

 

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Why didn't TV networks show angry, booing NFL fans Sunday or Monday?

With President Donald Trump's attacks against protesting NFL players still reverberating, the league's TV partners decided to air live coverage of the national anthem before Week 3 games. Those partners left out a key element of the coverage: crowd shots of angry fans.

Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past weekend.

The audio mics picked up the boos. Yet the TV networks mostly avoided crowd shots Sunday, so there was never a chance for viewers to see fans jeering players.

A segment of Patriots fans in Foxborough, Mass., for example, nearly booed their own players off the field when some Pats sat or kneeled, with some screaming, "Stand up!"

 

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/nfl-tv-networks-deliberately-avoided-booing-fans-cbs-nbc-fox-espn-monday-night-football/wp37jk7eoiha1p7ktogwfftzs

 

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6 hours ago, kimmy said:

Why is it divisive? If nobody supports police brutality, why is anybody mad that players protest against police brutality?

Yeah, but Trump said what Trump said.  Maybe when they say "keep politics out of sports" people should direct that at him.

 -k

What happened to you, you're sounding like Jacee these days?  Sad!

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On 10/1/2017 at 3:07 PM, betsy said:

It's not about the protest...... it's the disrespect for the flag, and the anthem.  They might just as well spit on the flag, or trample it. 

   It's not the right venue either since people go to sporting events for a different reason.   If actors link arms, and kneel down to make a political protest at an Opera house - you think some people won't be p***ed off? 

Their inappropriate behaviour had caused divisions among sports fans.

Spitting and trampling upon such a flag would be no different than spitting or trampling upon the flag of Nazi Germany. 

You sure have some weird notions about freedom of expression, Betsy. It doesn't stop at the Opera house door and it is the express purpose of freedom of speech/expression to cause divisions among anyone one wishes to cause divisions among. 

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30 minutes ago, bush_cheney2004 said:

Pens were not invited to Trudeau's house, were they ?

He's never even invited the Maple Leafs. Trudeau knows nothing about hockey, a game that is practically at the very heart of Canadian culture. He's no hockey playing PM, that's for sure. But Canadian hockey does know about Trudeau it seems-

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Booed At Edmonton Oilers Hockey Game

"... and while Bettman is usually the target of the loudest heckling and jeers at NHL events, the prime minister bore the brunt of the boos that night. In fact, the noise made by the crowd completely drowned out his remarks."

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