Should The Owner Of The Miami Dolphins Be Forced To Sell After Supporting His Players' Right To Kneel On 9/11?
TheComeback- On Monday night, Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas spoke at a town hall event. During the event, he discussed his decision to kneel during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season. At that point, Thomas broke some news when he told the crowd a very important point about the kneeling.
Before the season opener in Seattle, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was in the locker room and gave players wishing to kneel during the anthem his blessing.
“I remember that like it was yesterday,” Thomas said after meeting with high school students at Nova Southeastern University. “With everything racing through our minds, trying to decide if that was something we would actually go through with, of taking a knee … September 11th — that’s a whole different aspect.
“I saw Mr. Ross come in the locker room. I’m going up to him, trying to explain to him in a way, letting him know, like, ‘Look, we’re thinking about doing this, thinking about taking a knee.’
“And for him to stop me and say, ‘Look, Mike, whatever y’all choose to do today, I’ve got y’all’s back 100 percent’ — that’s a testament to what type of person he is, how he truly feels about equality for all, and the efforts he’s made with the RISE program. It’s great to have the owner of the Dolphins have that perspective.
“It’d be great to see more owners take after him.”
Wait just a damn minute here. Do you mean to tell that an elderly caucasian man that profits greatly from the athletic performances of African Americans didn't even think about questioning their intentions when a select group of them decided to kneel in response to race driven police brutality? He just took them at their word when they said their gesture had nothing to do with the troops? He was compliant in the complete disrespect shown to the American flag and the National Anthem by acknowledging the possibility that they might stand for different very things to a 76 year old white guy and a handful of 20-something year old black men?
That's it. Round up the firing squad. I need a mutiny and I need it now. I don't care what it takes, but Stephen Ross can absolutely not be long for the job as the owner of the Miami Dolphins. I don't want to go as far as calling it a "blackballing", but a lasting message has to be sent to the person that voluntarily allowed his field to become a stage for blatant anti-Americanism that was thinly veiled as a positive, praiseworthy plea on behalf of a good cause.
I don't know what needs to be done, but steps must to be taken so that Stephen Ross can no longer go around promoting equality through damn near terroristic measures on - of all days - 9/11. As far as I am concerned the sick bastard basically provided the box cutters himself. Executives need to start nonsensically comparing his sinister second-hand efforts in sparking a long overdue conversation to the transgressions of far worse people that have had similar employment. Just a suggestion, but I would probably start with Donald Sterling. Any and all critiques of his performance - whether they be mildly fabricated narratives or completely contextual storylines - will be accepted. Doesn't matter if Stephen Ross is surrounded by completely incompetent co-workers, because it's about time we played a little game of "pin the flaws of an entire front office on it's most progressive and socially aware member". I would even encourage his peers to make mention of his suspiciously healthy eating habits. I don't know why that would be considered just cause in forcing him to sell the team, but it's worth a shot. Literally anything to do away with a man that's compromising the freedoms that this country allows us by supporting his players' right to enact those freedoms in a...well, let's call it distracting...manner.