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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 08:03 PM

 

Crowd hurls slurs at all-black youth football team as some players kneel during anthem, coach says

Source: WaPo

Youth football coach Marcus Burkley knew there would be backlash if his players knelt during the national anthem. He just never thought it would be this severe.

When three members of Burkley’s all-black team took a knee during a Saturday night game in Bethel Park, Pa., people in the stands began shouting racial slurs at them, eventually becoming so aggressive that police were called to keep the peace, he said.

“Once they took a knee, you see cameras and people taking pictures,” Burkley, who is also African American, told WPXI. “And out of nowhere you just hear, ‘If the little n-word want to take a knee, they shouldn’t be able to play.’”

As the game proceeded, Burkley said, some of his 12- and 13-year-old players told him they heard the same thing on the field from the opposing team. He said neither he nor his Woodland Hills Wolverines had encountered anything like it in the two years they have played in the league.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/10/13/crowd-shouts-racial-slurs-at-all-black-youth-football-team-when-some-players-kneel-during-anthem-coach-says/?hpid=hp_mhp-morning-mix_mm-football%3Ahomepage%2Fstory



Speechless. Literally speechless. Trump has made bigotry, sexism, racism and xenophobia mainstream.

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Reply Crowd hurls slurs at all-black youth football team as some players kneel during anthem, coach says (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Oct 2016 OP
Betty Oct 2016 #1
smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #13
NoMoreRepugs Oct 2016 #2
mrmpa Oct 2016 #3
Feeling the Bern Oct 2016 #4
mrmpa Oct 2016 #6
Feeling the Bern Oct 2016 #7
mrmpa Oct 2016 #8
Coolest Ranger Oct 2016 #10
smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #14
ronnie624 Oct 2016 #5
BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #9
Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 2016 #11
chelsea0011 Oct 2016 #12
SpankMe Oct 2016 #15
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #17
Blue_Tires Oct 2016 #16

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 08:44 PM

1. The assholes just proved the players' point

Why should they feel respect for a country that treats them like this?

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Response to Betty (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 11:32 AM

13. Thank YOU!

 

Obviously that one went right over their thick skulls.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 09:39 PM

2. Dont take a knee - if you are an African American All-America High School

athlete refuse to sign letters of intent to go to any college in a state that would require your family members to jump through hoops to attain a voters ID card or the like. All those gomers and goobers in the south would demand changes in the law of their lawmakers so they could continue to have the very best teams in the country.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:52 PM

3. Also in the Pittsburgh area.............

Bethel Park & Penn Hills are Pittsburgh suburbs, as is the Cornell School District. Two weeks ago the Cornell cheerleaders knelt during he anthem. The people who got pissed off about this identified themselves as military veterans. The vets, said they were disrespected by the cheerleaders actions.

The flag is the identifier of the United States as a whole not just the military. I try to think how my late father a Marine Corps veteran with 15 years service would have felt about those kneeling during the anthem. I think my father would not have liked it, but he would have said it's their right. He would also have been pissed about the treatment of these kids by the opposing team and its fans.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 12:28 AM

4. Where in the constitution does it say you have the right not to be offended or disrespected?

 

Get some thicker skin, shit!

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 01:18 AM

6. You have that right............

but in a civilized society your feelings of disrespect should not turn into hatred.

Where are you going, what are you saying. You were the OP.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 01:28 AM

7. Someone protests something you don't like, you can get offended. Taking that and making into

 

get the n-bomb off the field. . .you can't get that offended.

If you are so offended by others protesting (which is protected speech), don't leave the house, watch Fox News and jack off to Limbaugh.

Not directed at you. . .more like a general you. These 12 year old kids don't deserve to be called an n-bomb just like I didn't deserve to be called a kike, yid, heb and Jew bastard when I stopped standing for the pledge at the same age.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 01:34 AM

8. Ok............

sorry I didn't get the 'general' you & was offended.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 06:27 AM

10. So people who are white

can protest what they want but anytime someone of color protest its disrespect, got it

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Response to Coolest Ranger (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 11:35 AM

14. Yeah, that is pretty much the way these idiots think.

 

Eff them. These kids are doing nothing wrong - in fact I admire them for standing up for what they believe in without getting violent.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 12:51 AM

5. Maybe that'll teach 'em for being so "arrogant".

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 06:19 AM

9. Or more commonly known as

"Uppity".

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 06:30 AM

11. Disgusting n/t

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 09:41 AM

12. Youth sports have some of the nastiest fans/parents.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 01:12 PM

15. What racial slur would the white crowd have yelled if the kneeling players were white? n/t

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 08:48 PM

17. Probably n lovers. nt

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Oct 14, 2016, 01:16 PM

16. I'm old enough to remember when I'd hear that stuff at games

regardless of whether or not we stood for the anthem...

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