Call to boycott the rich who are claiming oppression
Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday called for a boycott of “rich spoiled athletes” who refuse to stand during the national anthem.A lot of people died to give them the right to play a game and be paid handsomely for doing so. They deserve respect and their sacrifice had nothing to do with the complaints of the players.
“To all the athletes who have made millions in America’s freedom: stop insulting our flag, our nation, our heroes,” the Texas Republican tweeted in response to ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, who praised professional football players for protesting the U.S. flag.
“Here’s a peaceful protest,” Mr. Cruzcontinued, “never buy another shoe, shirt, or jersey of rich spoiled athletes who dishonor our flag.”
Multiple black NFL players have joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in sitting down or kneeling during “The Star Spangled Banner” in a protest against police brutality and racial bias, The Hill reported.