Did you know Tyler Eifert is standing for the National Anthem? Sure you do because he has made sure to tell anyone and everyone with eyes or ears that he’s going to do that. Tyler Eifert has decided he is going to crusade against the NFL players that are sitting for the National Anthem. He wrote about it, he has talked about it, he’s doing it in the name of the military.
— Enquirer (@Enquirer) September 9, 2017
As I said in my explanation, I respect my fellow players right to kneel during the national anthem. https://t.co/7qRA8pwB8G
— Tyler Eifert (@tylereifert) September 9, 2017
— WCPO (@WCPO) September 11, 2017
“As I stand for the national anthem, I don’t want there to be questions of why I am standing or if I will kneel,” the Bengals tight end explained in a blog post.
“I want there to be a clear understanding of why I stand. I want there to be a clear understanding of why I respect our flag and why I love our country.”
ABSOLUTELY ZERO PEOPLE WERE WONDERING WHAT WOULD TYLER EIFERT DO?
No one has even remotely thought about if Tyler Eifert will stand, kneel or take a shit during the anthem. Do all three, it’s your constitutional right as an American to do whatever you god damn please. Most people are wondering which ailment will keep you off the field this season. You’ve been super active on social media, playful tweets getting ready for the season.”Hmmm, maybe I’ll being a soccer goalie.” That’s safer for you until you have to block a shot and your wrist breaks. No one was wondering what Tyler Eifert’s stance on the anthem protest was.
The fact anyone cares about football players kneeling, sitting or standing during the National Anthem is bananas. It’s literally a song where we all look at a flag. Patriotism is cool but there’s nothing that says you have to stand for the song and look at the flag. Do whatever you want, it’s a supposedly free country. You want to protest something, crusade against something, die on a hill for something let’s talk about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s some totalitarian shit, every morning we make children pledge their allegiance to a flag in the wrong corner of their classroom? Die on that hill because no one should have to recite a song at 7:15am if they don’t want to.
This isn’t about you, Tyler Eifert. “I respect my fellow players who are kneeling” fantastic but you’re trying to make this story about you now. Eifert knew exactly what he was doing, this is more about his brand than his beliefs in my opinion. Eifert knew that this would get picked up in the Pro-Trump circles. He knew media outlets would write about it. In the same way Colin Kaepernick utilized the media to push his message, Eifert is doing the same. Each is free to do what they want but to insert yourself into a story that had nothing to do with you is a misstep.
Ps. their protest has nothing to do with the military but don’t let that cloud your pro-Trump thought process.
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