This anti-American anthem protester just got the shock of his life
The anti-American anthem protests that took off in 2017 nearly broke the NFL.
Fans canceled season tickets in droves and TV viewership also took a hit.
But now one of the most prominent anthem protesters just got the shock of his life.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a firestorm when he first sat (and later knelt) during the playing of our national anthem.
Kaepernick, who had become radicalized in far-Left ideology after taking summer courses at Berkeley, became a symbol of “revolution” on the Left.
Many players followed suit, including defensive end Michael Bennett.
At the time, Bennett was a member of the Seattle Seahawks, and joined Kaepernick in his misguided protest.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was in full support of Bennett protesting the anthem.
But now Bennett is on a different team, and things are about to get really awkward.
For the past two seasons, Bennett has stayed in the locker room during the anthem. Bennett was also one of the chief protesters starting in the 2016 season. But now that the Cowboys traded for Bennett just ahead of the NFL trade deadline, the question is: Did the team trade for Bennett’s protests, too?
The Cowboys coach was recently asked about Bennett and his past three seasons of protesting during the anthem. And it seems that Garrett thinks Bennett will end his anthem protest. During a presser, Garrett was asked about Bennett and said, “We don’t anticipate that being an issue. We’re excited to have him here…We anticipate him doing what all of our players do.”
The situation is particularly interesting because Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously stated, “Our policy is that you stand at the anthem, toe on the line.”
Bennett is nearing the end of his career, so he’s running out of chances to collect more game checks and play for another Super Bowl.
It would be a bold move for him to defy his new coach and front office in one of his first acts as a member of the Cowboys.
It will certainly be fascinating to watch.