Kareem Abdul Jabbar: National Anthem Just Like Songs Of Slavery
“Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.”
Poor players are being oppressed by the bosses who pay them millions? If that’s slavery, then go ahead and quit. I hate when millionaires talk about how oppressed they are while American’s struggle to feed their families.
How are players taking a knee and doing absolutely nothing else to enact any change in their communities helping? Someone, please explain.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar: National Anthem Just Like Songs Of Slavery https://t.co/u9P8LxIMda
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 15, 2018
President Trump is just like the oppressors who forced their slaves to sing patriotic songs, according to NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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“Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.” Abdul-Jabbar wrote, adding they would often sing their “oppressor’s feel-good songs.”
“Currently, the song being demanded is the national anthem during football games,” wrote Abdul-Jabbar. “But during a warm-up game on Aug. 10, despite President Trump’s previous condemnation, several Eagles players kneeled during the anthem or raised their fists — their way of singing their own song.”
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Kareem Abdul Jabbar experienced some racial animosity when he was young, but it’s hard to sympathize with someone who is a multimillionaire and American sports hero.
I wonder how all our veterans feel who returned home without limbs and no jobs? How do the families feel who lost loved ones who fought valiantly so that Kareem Abdul Jabbar could be free and enjoy a privileged life. I wonder….
— Color Me Red (@ColorMeRed) August 16, 2018
I wish I was a Slave that made millions of dollars playing a sport I love to do. Hell I would dance the jig if they wanted me to. pic.twitter.com/0O3AYl5ZNG
— Adam (@dochollidays20) August 15, 2018
@kaj33 Never mind the historical facts on our nations anthem (https://t.co/Gxsk7vYqUL) and that it was written during our fight for independence….let’s make it a race issue, keep adding fuel to the fire
— Frank (@2c00l4th1s) August 15, 2018
Exactly the same.., other than the freedom part. Oh and the millions of dollars. Other than that though… Oh and maybe the notoriety, the women throwing themselves at them, the platform on which they can criticize a country for the opportunities…
But other than that!!
— Michael Pish (@mike_pish) August 15, 2018
Your worth millions thanks to America….😑😑
— Abe B. (@abe_hello) August 15, 2018
Except no one is asking football players to sing anything…
— P-Day (@nick_pday) August 15, 2018
Why is this fool so ignorant, if he hates the country that he lives in and made him rich then leave.
— George Thomas (@thomasgeorge865) August 15, 2018
Nope. He should be grateful for the opportunities this country afforded him. He made a lot of money playing a game. A little gratitude, humility would be welcome. Could not happen anywhere else.
— Mark Cole (@RealMarkCole) August 16, 2018