Fans at the Mercedes Benz Superdome for Sunday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions were treated to another show of how little respect that many of the team’s players have for this once great country’s institutions as the NFL protests continue.
The very same team that visited London and protested the Star-Spangled Banner while standing for the anthem of the British Empire “God Save the Queen” despite the horrors of colonialism, returned to their home turf where they once again hit their knees.
While it was before the national anthem, many of the players kneeled during a tribute to a New Orleans police officer who was ambushed by a cop-hating punk on Friday.
They were justifiably BOOED!
— SaintsNOW (@SaintsNOW) October 15, 2017
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune “Fans boo kneeling New Orleans Saints players during tribute to fallen NOPD officer”:
Fans booed New Orleans Saints players who knelt before the presentation of the American flag and the singing of the national anthem Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The boos rang down during a moment of silence for fallen NOPD officer Marcus McNeil, who was killed in the line of duty Friday.
The fans cheered when the players stood before the anthem, which was performed by former Saintsation Deri Tucker.
Sunday’s game vs. the Lions was the Saints’ first at the Dome since President Trump weighed in on protesting NFL players during a campaign rally in Alabama last month.
Officer Marcus McNeil – a 29-year-old who was the father of two young daughters – was an African-American as was his killer and the players are conducting their protests in the name of a movement that espouses and legitimizes contempt towards the nation’s law enforcement officers.
The Saints who remained on their knees should be ashamed of themselves and if owner Tom Benson had any decency he would suspend them.