The Dallas Cowboys asked to wear a blue sticker on their helmet to commemorate the 5 Dallas Police officers who were murdered by a BLM activist. You know, 5 brave members of DPD who gave their lives to take down a shooter in the midst of what was quite literally a hate crime in every sense of the word.
The NFL said no because it would be allowing a political demonstration.
The NFL recently came out with a policy that forbids off-duty police officers from carrying at NFL venues. Off-duty officers who are still sworn law enforcement and would be the first line of defense against any threat. You know, like the 5 DPD officers who died stopping a BLM activist.
The NFL said that allowing sworn off-duty law enforcement to be armed would represent a danger and create an “unsafe atmosphere.”
Of course Colin Kaepernick and the other athletes who are using the field to make a public stand on an issue by disrespecting the flag have gotten nothing but encouragement and approval from the NFL. I’ve already covered why the First Amendment doesn’t really apply to employment conditions.
Either the NFL is actually very anti-police, or they are trying The Opposite. There is no other explanation.
Hi, My name is Roger Goodell. I should be unemployed and live in the hood.