Welp, looks like we owe our old friend Ray Lewis an apology. Turns out that - in this one, stand alone instance - he didn't talk out of both sides of his mouth by shaming Colin Kaepernick for kneeling one month, and then literally doubling down on that very same action the next. Instead, he's merely a victim of circumstance.
When you really think about it, it's an indictment of us that we assumed that the man who dropped to the ground during the playing of the National Anthem and had his arms linked with two players while they were protesting racial injustices/being called a sons of bitches was - indeed - making himself part of that protest. If there's anything I know about the dialogue that pertains to the saluting of the American flag it's that a premium has been put on nuance, so we really should have devoted more time to understanding the difference between dropping to one knee and dropping to two. For those that don't have it in them to watch Ray Lewis continue to make his mindless babble appear more legitimate by preaching it instead of it speaking it, here's a little lesson for ya...
One knee = Unforgivable disrespect to the troops, the country, the flag, your organization, your teammates, your family, and yourself.
Two knees = Undeniable acknowledgement of Jesus Christ's potential existence.
Sorry Ray, that's our bad. We'll have to make sure we educate ourselves before jumping to any more conclusions of hypocrisy about the intentions of someone who has never failed in using God as his scapegoat. I'm sure the city that erected a goddamn statue for someone who - at the very least - was an accomplice to murder will echo that apology...