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.

Breitbart reports:

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.

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112 Responses

  1. mkj49us says:

    I just returned from interning my brother at Arlington National Cemetary. He was a 20 year USAF retired TSgt and active DeCA employee in Seoul SK. My view on Kaepernick and Bennet have not changed despite what they say in regards to supporting the Amerian Warriors past and present. It is despicable what they have done. IMHO I think Americans should make it a point in their lives to visit this American Shrine once in their lives like Muslims try to making it to Mecca once. Arlington had such an impact on me seeing acre after acre of White Burial Markers. The self sacrifice made by these individuals has left an indelible mark on my brain. People like Kaepernick and Bennet should make an extra effort to get there and see those White Stone Memorials of people that died defending the right of AH like them to act like idiots.

  2. I am now eighty two years old and I will always stand for the national anthem as I believe that I am an American and I will always stand for the anthem and also sing the song also which is sooooooo very important. Why do some people do not stand I have my own ideas.

    • Culper Ring says:

      Rest assured, those that kneel during the performance of the national anthem would not kneel at that time unless they thought it would be worth it. They are protesters, and a small few of them do not care about the consequences. Within that, they likely fail to realize that their statements are a gestural attack upon interstate solidarity and overall togetherness of United States citizens. Examination has also shown that the grievances they desire to air are somewhat petty or otherwise predicated upon deceptions created or carried by major media outlets. On the other hand, it is despicable the lengths that some would go to try to cover up the fact that we’re a nation slowly headed toward some variation of civil war.

  3. John A. says:

    No, but my All American dog, in her uniform respects an stands to salute our flag.

  4. Jim P says:

    Bravo Jerry Jones.

  5. Patriotson says:

    Well, someone’s trash is another’s treasure.

  6. Will says:

    As a Patriots fan, I’m glad he got traded to the Cowboys. Wouldn’t surprise me if his SJWs antics were part of the reason the team ditched him.

  7. I’ll tell you what I stand for,I stand for my Country, I stand for my President, I stand for our National Athem, I stand for my right to bear arms against people trying to hurt me and my family, I believe in Saluting our Flag, I believe in our armed forces who risk their lives for us. I believe in God and my right to. I stand for people coming into my country legally not ycnillegally. I just want our country to stay free and without fear.Na

    • Jacob Mandelblum says:

      Would it be up to me, all these “protesters” would be be kicked out of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, their nationality REVOKED and
      let them land at Iran or China for all I care…..

      Needless to say, IT WILLNEVER HAPPEN, at least not in this soon to be USMA (United States Muslim America)…..!!!!!!

    • Legendary Statesman says:

      Whatever. I stand for every law-abiding person’s right to keep and bear arms against imminent threats to liberty, not just mine.

    • LJ Cook says:

      I too respect those that took the LEGAL route to coming here, to them, a huge WELCOME. Those that climbed the wall, swam the river, or arrived by other than legal means, see ya!. And even if the office holder is not my first choice, I was raised to respect the Office of the President, if not the person. Being we were a military family way back then, he was Pop’s head commanding officer. Later, I too came under Mr. President’s orders. And even if I did not like them, we still did our duty. Now, I view the National Anthem protestors as being disrespectful to all those that have carried out the lawful orders of their commander in chief. Some remembered, as names on some memorial, even. This is what the Nation Anthem being played is all about.

    • ROSE says:

      NANCY;MOST TRUE AMERICANS FEEL THE SAME WAY.THANK YOU

      • Granny Neets says:

        I Say give them 5 yrs in another country. Ask the military men and women – THEY are so thrilled to come back to America from their ‘other country’ life.
        Have any of these ingrates ever serve in our military overseas?? Try it, you wont like it. However, you will feel some self worth for having protected the very thing you are now denouncing.

  8. Jimmie says:

    I can’t believe that hard working people spend money for tickets so these egotistical maniacs can get paid millions of $ to play a game. Quit going to games and watching them in TV and most will be in jail where they belong. Only reason they aren’t there now is because of the money.

  9. Desert Fox says:

    I haven’t watched an NFL game since the muSLIME kophucknic took a knee. I destroyed all my gear including Nike’s crap. I don’t watch felons on the field anymore. College and High Sc hoiol games are so much better.

    • JN says:

      Ditto on all accounts, plus dumped a few other things. I watch NO sports what’s so ever, especially reading about the booing of our president a baseball game…If it’s not pro American and positive in nature, I don’t need it.

      • CHARLES M COLSON says:

        Pro-American is not blindly following what is supposedly politically correct. I won’t argue that kneeling during the national anthem or booing the president is not very positive. We do have something called freedom of speech per the First Amendment, unless you are in favor of deleting the First Amendment. I will say that there better ways of voicing one’s displeasure about the sad state of our country. I like football and other sports. I do not approve of many sports players who kneel during the national anthem. Professional sports are pricing attendance out of reach for many people. Do people write whatever authority and voice their displeasure? We can even begin to effect change within our government by stopping reelecting our worthless politicians.

        • JN says:

          I’ve never been PC, I’ve tried to be, just is not happening. I don’t follow the In crowd, for me, ‘right is right and wrong is wrong’. I believe in the first amendment, the whole of the constitution, and bill of rights. The knee’ers and the boo’ers have every right to push their opinion on others, go to your ball games, you have that need to belong, I do not! I’m not buying into it from this day forward. I have that right after all. Yes, In 2016 , i researched and voted, during primaries I did the same. There is a corrupt force in our government, I think the people are finally seeing it. I saw it in 2016, and it’s something you can’t unsee. Trump 2020 KAG

        • JN says:

          Furthermore, please do not tell me how to ‘spend’ my first amendment rights by suggesting a better way. Im sure you’re a highly educated person , but those are YOUR better ways, I’m an individual. I’m not required to think or be anything like Charles M Colson. Now that’s the first amendment that you spoke of.

          • I’ll tell you what I stand for,I stand for my Country, I stand for my President, I stand for our National Athem, I stand for my right to bear arms against people trying to hurt me and my family, I believe in Saluting our Flag, I believe in our armed forces who risk their lives for us. I believe in God and my right to. I stand for people coming into my country legally not ycnillegally. I just want our country to stay free and without fear.Na

        • LJ Cook says:

          As Sam Walton once said, customers vote with their feet. And my giving up commercial sports, because of the lack of respect for our National Anthem, is my freedom and right as well. And I choose to exercise this right, and until those players understand who is paying the bill in the long run, and show respect for such, I will continue to boycott professional sports in total.

      • BILLY says:

        AMEN!!! I NO LONGER WATCH ANY EITHER !!! MEN PARTICIPATING IN WOMEN SPORTS IS DISGUSTING TOO !!!

        • JN says:

          I’m right their with you Nancy and Billy.

          • JN says:

            I believe you stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. I recently met a guy who join the NRA, and when ask what would he do if they came to take his guns. He said , “well, I’d give them to them”. I’m still trying to digest this way of thinking. I don’t believe I ever will.

    • Ed Curtis says:

      Same here – Not one NFL game since the start of the protest for son-in-law, son, daughter and myself. (Not even Super Bowls.

      The players taking part in their demonstration are wrong, but I put more blame on the team’s owners and the NFL for not putting a stop to that nonsense immediately. If they want to demonstrate their displeasure at some perceived wrong, then it should be done on their own or public property ; NOT ON A PRIVATELY OWNED FOOTBALL STADIUM AND NOT IN A TEAM’S UNIFORM.

    • Carlo says:

      I commend you and I feel the same way. I don’t watch any games where anyone protests the American flag.
      — A U.S. Army veteran.

  10. Jonathan Conover says:

    Personally, I stand for the anthem and sing it badly. However, the choice of a player to remain in the locker room during the anthem is what America is all about. They call it freedom. No player is going to deny me the opportunity to watch the cheerleaders by God. Besides, an American President standing next to Vladimir Putin and throwing the American Intelligence Community under the bus is my definition of being unpatriotic. “I don’t understand why it would be Russia”. Three days later, “I meant to say I don’t see why it wouldn’t be Russia”.

    • Katie says:

      You don’t stay up to speed do you? If you did, you would know that THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION CLEARED HIM OF ALL CHARGES. THE RUSSIAN DOCIER WAS HOAX!!!!! GET THAT? A HOAX!!

      TRY TO PAY ATTENTION!!!

      • Jonathan Conover says:

        As President you don’t criticize your own Intelligence agencies on foreign soil especially standing next to a murdering dog like Putin. I ‘m not talking about the Mueller report, I’m talking about taking the word of a Russian dictator over your own agencies in front of the entire world. That ain’t no patriot no way no how.

        • Rich T says:

          So that was “his” Intelligence Agency? Those groups that called themselves directors, agents, lawyers who were appointed to keep us all safe, including the millions that supported Trump on Election Day, took it upon themselves to secretly nullify the votes that had been cast for Donald Trump, and look how dastardly they went about it. Maybe you want to call them patriots? Never forget, as much as these agencies and the MSM tried to make it look like they was something to see, it would never convince Donald Trump, because he was there when it it did NOT happen, and he pretty much knew who started and was operating the coup. So, if not trusting the same people who have been lying constantly to you while trying to disgrace you, your family and anyone associated with you to the point of destroying their careers and livelihood, losing their homes and splitting their families in pieces, means you are not a patriot, then I am fine with anyone who is called unpatriotic by these means.

    • Chenz says:

      Jonathan you Havnt heard?
      We found the witch, Hillary!
      And Obama and crew!
      Verifiable!!

      • Jonathan Conover says:

        Do you rememberthe fake outrage when the Dixie Chicks criticized President Bush When they were touring in England.? They were banned on the radio and the right wing cried out for their heads. You never criticize the President when you’re on foreign soil they bellowed. Well, seems to me it applies to what Trump did in Helsinki.

    • BILLY says:

      Our SO CALLED INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IS THE WORST EVER!! THEY ARE CORRUPT AS IS THE FBI!! THE CIA IS NO BETTER !! THE WHOLE WORLD IS AMAZED AT HOW CORRUPT THEY ARE AND THAT INCLUDES CONGRESS!! THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS!! SOON, MA NY DEMS. WILL BE IN COURT, AND THEN OFF TO PRISON !!! INCLUDING THAT MUSLIM OBAMA!!! DEMONCRATS ONLY KNOW HOW TO CAUSE TROUBLE, LIE, AND CALL EVERYBODY THEY DON’T LIKE ALL KINDS OF NAMES, MA NY OF WHICH THEY MAKE UP !!! LOOK AT MR. T. BELL HERE THAT WANTS TO PUT A LARGE CALIBER BULLET IN THE PRES. HEAD !! THEY LOVE TO INCITE VIOLENCE WHEN THEY DON’T GET THINGS THE WAY, OR EVEN WHEN THEY DO !!! HERE IS NOTHING THAT MAKES THE HAPPY, EXCEPT VENEZUELA, RUSSIA, CHINA, NORTH KOREA, IRAN !!! ONLY TRUMP CAN MAYBE SAVE AMERICA!!

      • Jonathan Conover says:

        Even if you believe that all US Intelligence is part of the Deep State, you don’t run them down and take the word of a former KGB murdering thug. Standing next to him on the world stage in Helsinki and running down your own country. Then, trying to cover your behind by saying you misspoke is as chickens^*t as it gets Where is the outrage??

    • Steve Scoutaris says:

      No Jonathan, there’s a big difference.
      You are paying to watch football. The protesters are being paid to play football.
      You don’t have a 1st amendment right to bring your politics to work.
      When you’re on the clock, you do as your employer tells you to do.
      Understand now?

      • DEM777 says:

        Steve, well said. I agree with your post.

      • Jonathan Conover says:

        Unless the NFL has changed it’s policy, didn’t they agree that a player could remain in the locker room during the anthem? Like I said no protester is going to deny me the right to watch the cheerleaders. And kneeling during the anthem pales in comparison to throwing your country under the bus to appease a murdering monster like Putin.

  11. T. Bell says:

    He needs a .50 cal. bullet in his fucing head !

  12. Garry McCollom says:

    I would put it in his contract that if he does not stand that he would be in breach. Sue his @$$ and make him pay the top dollar as the people in the stands do! He can sit with the players out of uniform on a chair next to the players bench. If he can not follow the rules, terminate him! I fought for that flag he is disrespecting and I have no sympathy for him!!!

  13. DJParker says:

    The taxpayers in this country have spent $Trillions in time,money, and effort trying to get “them” out of the Jungle. Some have put forth the effort and made the transition. The rest are perched on their Buttocks, bitching, blaming the rest of the population, and sucking up the entitlements. Enough is enough! F-em!

  14. Truth says:

    Lets make him sit on a red white and blue bench. The towels need to be…red, white and blue. Make him stand or fire him. Its america. He can stand up as being a hater on his own time….he wants to be paid…Put it in his contract that he show respect to his country by representing a amercan tradition and popular american sport and the wishes of the majority of american people.

  15. Ted Carbone says:

    I read these blogs all the time and I am seeing a vastly growing number of Americans standing up for our values. KUDOS America. We do have the greatest country in the world. The Kaps are just spoiled little bastards that aren’t aware of what they have. Of course, they don’t have the balls or smarts to take a trip to Venezuela to see for themselves. I guess they don’t watch a real news channel to see what’s going on in China these days either.

  16. Bender says:

    Two things rethuglicans hate being called a racist and people of color. But keep telling people your Christian maybe even god will believe you eventually

    • IrreverentOne says:

      The ONE thing that all of you “better than thou” progressives have in common is the innate ability to make anyone with more than an ounce of commonsense regret reading anything you post.

    • Bill E. Bob says:

      Poor, poor, Bender! Common Core wasn’t good to you!

    • Paul Aldredge says:

      Poor little girl! What a terrible name for a girl. Must have been because your parents, (do you know which man that hangs around your mom, is your actual father?), were on a bender.

    • Steve Scoutaris says:

      Nobody likes being called something they are not. When your side calls everyone a racist they don’t agree with then the word loses it’s meaning so everyone is a racist, and nobody is a racist.
      Instead of name calling the other side, why don’t you democrats try to sell us on the issues?
      If you want to defeat Trump then do it properly at the ballot.

  17. FRED says:

    I am sick and tired of these BLACK BASTARDS disrespecting our country and our flag . SEND THEM ALL TO CHINA OR IRAN SEE HOW THEY LIKE IT THERE

    • Chenz says:

      Fred it’s not just Blacks it’s people of all color who have followed The racists demosocial commies .
      Obama. Farracon , Jackson ,Sharpton
      Clinton’s ,Sanders, Warren, Biden,
      ECT. All thrive on racism !
      I hate COMMOZOMBIES.
      ITs they who hate this co6untry and drive a wedge between us.

  18. Helga says:

    What did the protests get him? No respect! We are all Americans and should act accordingly and if you can’t do that, try another Country on for size. See if you’d like it better somewhere else. Good luck to you!

  19. JG says:

    These high priced,spoiled players are millionaires,so they should STAND for the national anthem,if not,then owners should cut them from teams!!!!

  20. Eric says:

    I’ll tell you what is un-American. Supporting the NRA’s money train with their bastardized version of the Second Amendment, while denying others the rights conferred by the First Amendment, is un-American.

  21. john major says:

    havent watched a game since the kneeling started. now i think i will start bad mouthing the nfl to everyone in my circle. screw the nfl.

  22. Shelia says:

    To whomever misspelled this word prem Madonna. The correct spelling is prima donna

  23. Lace says:

    Any one on sports teams and the Olympics should stand or be fired..

    • AbortThySelf says:

      Who CARES!!! Too late. You kneelers, are so yesterday. So is NFL and all others sports, that flip our symbol off. The symbol of the greatest country. The symbol of great men that have served for all of us. Out front in the combat zone, ask them if they are there, especially for the kneelers and flag burners. I wanted to enlist soon after 9/11. Was too old. Had I been asked if I was joining for the rights of flag burners, I probably would of been arrested. 🇺🇸

    • nonya says:

      ESPECALLY For What THEY
      Are Being Payed
      You Eather Stand
      Or Get Yo Ass FIRED

    • Bob L. says:

      This is why I only watch MLS games. Soccer players always stand, always have an abundance of American flags, and have young soccer fans march into the stadium with them. These guys are patriotic, even ones who aren’t Americans but play on American teams. These people are classy 100%. And, they are drawing bigger crowds every year!

      GO SOUNDERS 2019 !!!!

      • Jan13 says:

        Unfortunately, some of our national women’s soccer team kneel. That purple haired player, ( nice natural hair color) is one who disrespects our flag & country.
        Turned me off to cheering for them in World Cup.
        In high school back in early 70s, I enjoyed playing on our girls soccer team, did fairly well defending goal.

  24. T. Bell says:

    Knigers are to lazy to stand !

  25. Carl Bujan says:

    He will stand because of money. I have not watched a NFL game ever since this started and I never will again these Pre-Madonna’s are not worth the price of a ticket.

    WHO NEEDS RULES? NFL Players Arrested Every 7 Days On Average
    September 25, 2017
    The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It’s been 23 days since one of its players has been arrested.
    The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which “provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges,” the site says.
    Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.
    The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune: “In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did.”
    The hypocrisy is so stark that Donald Trump Jr. fired out this fierce tweet on Sunday.
    The top team — at least in arrests — is, weirdly, the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFLarrest.com. Rounding out the Top 5: Denver, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Jacksonville.
    By year, 2006 was a doozy: 71 arrests of NFL players. 2013 had 62 arrests, while last year was the lowest in the data base at just 28 arrests. This year, the players are setting a torrid pace:
    • Assault and battery – 7
    • Drugs – 6
    • DUI – 5
    • Domestic violence – 5
    • Disorderly conduct – 4
    • Resisting arrest – 2
    • Guns – 1
    • License/traffic – 1
    • Other – 1
    That makes 32 arrests — and we’re only in Week 3.
    The top crimes are:
    • DUI – 218
    • Drugs -100
    • Domestic violence – 98
    • Assault – 74
    • Disorderly conduct – 44
    The most arrests: Adam Jones, with 10. Jones has played for both Tennessee and Cincinnati, and he’s been accused of poking a hotel worker in the eye, punching a woman, spitting in a woman’s face at a nightclub, and was “charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man” (take a look at all his arrests here).
    The top positions of those arrested:
    • Wide receiver – 140
    • Linebacker – 119
    • Cornerback – 116
    • Running back – 99
    • Defensive tackle – 80
    So, maybe — just maybe — NFL players aren’t the best ones to be preaching to America about the perils of police brutality.

    • AbortThySelf says:

      Beautiful Carl, thanks for the info! Proves, money does not buy you class. You can take him out of the ghetto, but you will never take the ghetto out of him. Includes Ohomoba Insane Bareback.

      • ih8reps says:

        Abort
        Talking of class how about a FLOTUS wearing see through clothing in public or her and Ivanka that besides having billions of dollars can’t seem to be able to afford a bra now there’s class white trailer park TRASH CLASS.

        • DEM777 says:

          I have seen a lot of Poor Trash the way they dress, looking like prostitutes. And the same can be said about the Rich

          It is a shame to cut down people because of Politics,, Race, Rich or Poor.

          Clean out your own closet before judging others.

          We can just others on the outside but not the heart, the heart/soul is God’s job to judge.

        • Star Chamber says:

          Would you rather the previous FLOTUS wore see through clothing?
          Just posting that made me throw up in my mouth.

  26. Bishop J says:

    If he doesn’t stand, I hope that it voids his contract and he’s out on his azz without a dime

  27. LEON AMER says:

    send him packing with the uniform he is wearing as the only clothes he has left, if he sits or kneels on the field call the locker room and have his locker emptied and trash everything but his wallet, then when his first series of plays is done send him to locker room and then escort out the building by security

  28. Russell Hunter says:

    He will stand because it’s all about money and he don’t want to lose any.

  29. DEM777 says:

    I believe that Bennett will stand because he is a Coward and he will not be supported by his coach and Cowboys.

    Also he does not want to lose the money that he will make playing with a new team.

    • Breaker 19 says:

      You don’t stand because you are a coward. You stand to show respect for our country and the flag. If you can’t do that, then get out .

      • DEM777 says:

        Breaker 19, all cowards will run or not do what they want if others are against them. That is what I was trying to say.

        I agree with you post that they do not respect our country and our flag. But if they know that they will not be punish then they will take the knee so show off.

        • Steve Scoutaris says:

          They should be punished because they are on the clock.
          Go read the 1st amendment. It doesn’t give you the right to bring your politics to work.
          When you’re being paid by someone to do a job, you shut up and do it or you leave.

          • DEM777 says:

            Steve, I agree with your post.

            It is a given, if someone works for a company then if they do not do what the boss wants then they should be fired. The same goes with players.

  30. 82nd airborne vet says:

    You have to remember the Dallas Cowboys the state of Texas and the City of Dallas itself is a very patriotic state and city they don’t play games when it comes to the national anthem they don’t play politics they don’t play the race card you’re there to do your job and you get it done and you don’t promote racism you don’t promote anti patriotism or anti-American antics so Bennett will definitely be standing from the national anthem very quickly outs he won’t play at all because Jerry Jones don’t play games

  31. KatahdinView says:

    If he does not stand for the National Anthem I would send him packing, or just bench him until he does.

    • DEM777 says:

      I would send him packing. FIRE HIM if he does not stand.

    • nonya says:

      OR
      Better Yet
      Have THE WHOLE TEAM !!!
      Do A Tackle & Pile Up On His Ass
      THEN Send Him To The Locker Room

    • Tomas Flores says:

      bench him without pay if he does not stand – set up a separate chair beside the player bench for him to sit out the game in full view of the people in the stadium embarrassing him – if he refuses to show up for the game since he is not allowed to play for kneeling during the anthem then file suit for ‘breach of contract’ – treat him like a spoiled child by putting him in the corner take away all his toys

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