Professional race-baiter Jesse Jackson declared that black people still don’t have freedom in America if NFL players have to stand for the National Anthem. “In many ways, it is oppressive. To go from picking cotton balls, to picking footballs and basketballs without freedom is not very much progress. It’s just a lateral move”, said Jackson during an interview on Fox.
“These guys don’t have guaranteed contracts. Unlike basketball. Unlike baseball, there are no guaranteed contracts. So, you stand today, but you don’t play tomorrow. That’s workplace harassment. That’s illegal,” said Jackson. Of course he is completely wrong.
President Trump made headlines over a month ago with his NFL comments. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,’” said Trump.
“You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country,” said President Trump.
Of course, because Trump said it, the mainstream media has tried to turn this into a race issue. There are many problems with Jackson’s comments. For one, football players make millions and millions of dollars each year, slaves were not paid. If football players don’t like their working conditions, they are free to leave and try something else, unlike slaves. He is also comparing slaving all day on a hot field picking cotton to standing for our flag during our National Anthem. Not very comparable. Check out the video below.