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Postby Tom H » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:13 am

With fourteen NFL games on Sunday, and the 49ers on that list, there's no
question that some players will protest during the national anthem.

However, Marine Colonel (Ret) Jeffery A. Powers is sick of it. So he wrote a
letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell.

Former Congressman Allen West posted the letter to his site:


Commissioner, I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl
and Giants Stadium.

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in
Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American
Flag draped across their lifeless bodies.
My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how
our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me
through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their
coffins.

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives
but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for.
They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men,
men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a
ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small
infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and
the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.

What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs
publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone
after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National
Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in
the end zone?

Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for
wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit,
kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting
as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the
NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to
occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry
rifles.

They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families.
They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not
footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off
in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many don’t
have legs or arms.

Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America . They
wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety.
On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that
mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your
own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.
Best regards
Tom Hansen
1976 42' GBC #482
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Postby Bob Lowe » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:44 am

Amen, Tom, Amen.....
Good luck,
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