Lt. Col. Allen West criticized the NFL and other corporations Sunday night for “cowering” against the “Black Lives Matter mob.”
“It is very terrible to have these corporations and businesses and these sports franchises like the NFL that are cowed, accepted and surrendered to a Marxist mafia, which is what Black Lives Matter is,” West told “Life, Liberty and Levin.”
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President Trump took an opportunity in the NFL during his June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by calling Commissioner Roger Goodell’s video about “Black Lives Matter” earlier this month and his encouragement for players to protest peacefully.
“Explain this to the NFL,” said Trump. “I like the NFL. I like Roger Goodell. But I didn’t like what he said a week ago. I said, ‘Where did that come from in the middle of summer? No one even asks.
“We will never kneel before our national anthem or our great American flag,” added Trump.
Following the death of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis and subsequent protests, Goodell released a video statement admitting that the league did not listen to the players when they knelt during the national anthem to protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
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West rejected former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, who claimed that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be a hero for kneeling during the national anthem and compared him to Pat Tilman.
“Pat Tilman was a man who resigned from the NFL and decided to join the Army, become an infantryman, an air ranger, and was sadly killed in a friendly fire incident in combat in Afghanistan. Now how do you make that comparison with someone like Colin Kaepernick? West said.
“The only reason Brett Favre does that, the only reason someone like Drew Brees apologizes, or Roger Goodell kneels, the only reason you have Chick-fil-A at the helm talking about people White needs to shine. Black shoes are because they don’t have the courage to stand up and say what needs to be said. They still believe that you can appease the mafia, the mafia will never be happy. “