Scratch that. Ticked isn’t really the word.
And downright acrimonious.
Consider social media. The Facebook pages of NFL teams are lighting up with negative comments by the thousands after the weekend’s protests during the National Anthem.
“Introducing politics into today’s was the lowest behavior of any team. I’m no longer a Ravens fan after today. I will be notifying M&T Bank of my decision to pull out as well. If you don’t support my country, you & M&T Bank don’t deserve my support or my money either. Shame on you Baltimore Ravens!”
Ravens’ Facebook page
“You all forget who you represent. Not just yourselves. You represent the ravens, Baltimore, and America. And you embarrassed yourselves and us today. You not only broke the unity of us as Americans today, I think you broke the unity between Ravens players and Ravens fans.”
Ravens’ Facebook page
“I have been a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan for 60 years and Not so much anymore. I’m done. How dare you dis-respect our country like that. You only have one player that is a true American!” (referring to Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan. Villanueva was the lone Steelers player to emerge from the locker room and stand on the field during the anthem.)
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Facebook page
“You disrespected our Flag, our Veterans who fought for it and our Country and you did it on foreign soil. Not one more dime of my money! Not one more minute of my time!”
Jacksonville Jaguars Facebook, posted even though the Jaguars blew out the Jaguars in a game played in London
Protests were everywhere across the league Sunday, including Lambeau Field.
Jeff Wagner took up the topic on his WTMJ radio show this morning.
An elderly military veteran was disgusted, asking “How many (NFL players) served their country? How many put their lives on the line?”
And then a most stunning call came from a man who was taking down all his Packer memorabilia that filled a room in his house.
The same caller said he had at least $1,000 worth of Packer clothing that had been given to him as gifts. He was going to give it back to those who made the purchases and if he couldn’t return it all he was going to, remember this is a die-hard Packer fan, burn the rest.
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