Herschel Walker is a legendary football player. He was the valedictorian of his high school and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982. On top of that he’s now a successful business man, so when he talks people listen. This week he finally broke his silence to call out the foolishness that has been taking place on the NFL sidelines all year long.
From Breitbart News:
Speaking to reporters, Walker said, “I absolutely think the protests are so upsetting, and I blame the commissioner. I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning.”
Walker continued, “Guys, let me tell you this. Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”
Herschel’s absolutely right and Roger Goodell and the anthem kneelers in the NFL are too stupid to see it. They’d rather insult the police, and the military, and alienate their fan base than handle things in a mature and proper manner.
Also from Breitbart:
This also isn’t the first time that Walker has spoken out on the NFL’s anthem protests. Back in September, Walker pleaded with the NFL to “take control” of the anthem issue. He suggested that Commissioner Goodell make a rule stating that all protests needed to happen on a players personal time, and not during games.
Walker is a also involved in many efforts involving veterans and first responders. According to the New York Post, Walker “…signed with Rocky Ridge Trucks to promote the manufacturer’s True American Hero Truck Giveaway contest (gives.rockyridgetrucks.com).
“The winner of the national contest will be an individual with exemplary records of public service in the military, or as a domestic first responder. Finalists will be invited to the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas in March for a drawing to select the winner.”
The winner of the prize will receive, “a free customized, hand-painted, American-made 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, worth $80,000.”
At this point, who knows if the NFL can even be saved. It looks like it will go on, but only as a shell of its former self. Too bad there haven’t been more guys like Walker speaking up all along. The League (and this country) sure could use them.
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