By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to KTRE 9, fans, who attended the Kansas City Chiefs home opener, were not happy with the players, before the game started. They booed the Chiefs and visitors, the Houston Texans, at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.
The NFL is allowing players to take a stand against social injustice. Fans got their first test of players protesting the racism that’s in the country, they allege.
The Chiefs were not having it, as they booed the Texans and Chiefs during a moment of silence to promote the cause.
The NFL has turned into a political organization since the George Floyd death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It appeared to like Floyd was murdered by the officers.
Now, video has come out, thanks to Court TV, that suggests that Floyd might have had Fentanyl on his tongue and swallowed it before leaving his vehicle that May evening.
Kansas City Councilman Eric Bunch said that the fans booing was “embarrassing.”
“Some NFL fans booing the players for standing and locking arms in a moment of silent unity proves that for them ‘standing for the flag’ was always about perpetuating white supremacy,” said Bunch, who is white.
George Fant — who signed with the New York Jets in the off-season after playing for the Seattle Seahawks — was happy with the Texans and the Chiefs players for taking the stance that they did.
“We just want to be treated equally,” he said. “Everyone needs to be treated the same. Everyone needs to be held accountable. And for people to boo? It’s unbelievable.”
Floyd’s death caused riots and protests in Minnesota and around the country. Following his death, the players decided to take a stance more than ever before.
Even the NFL was forced to change their stance on the players taking a stand. Several black players make a video, which featured Patrick Mahomes II, which forced Roger Goodell’s hand to reverse the stance.
Police Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s death for nearly nine months on Memorial Day. The players were heard more than they were in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick kneed during the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
President Donald Trump said that if the players kneel he wasn’t going to watch. People have been furious with players kneeling during the national anthem.
Some media outlets called the fans “classless trash” for their actions on Thursday night. Republican Senator Josh Hawley – who went after the NBA this summer – defend the fans. Hawley sent a letter to the NBA regarding their involvement with Communist China, as he wrote.
““Classless trash’? The left showing their usual contempt for middle America,” tweeted Hawley, who is white. “Missouri has the best fans in the country. Don’t blame them for being tired of NFL/corporate woke politics jammed down their throats.”
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, who is black, disagreed with some people, who said that the boos were from when the Texans came onto the field.
“What I did catch was that the Chiefs had flashed a few messages, one of which said End Police Brutality and We Believe Black Lives Matter,” Lucas said in an interview. “And I heard the smattering of boos. It was probably only a few seconds. It didn’t sound particularly loud. It didn’t sound like that was the consensus of the stadium whatsoever. It was one of those that I thought was unfortunate because when everyone else is silent, even if you have 50 people booing or 100, particularly with our reduced capacity, anything can be heard.”
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