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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Limbaugh warns NFL players they could ‘destroy’ own league

'Business depends on massive public love and support and attention and money'

PALM BEACH, Florida –
As controversy continues over the refusal to stand for the national anthem by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, radio powerhouse Rush Limbaugh issued a stern warning to NFL players, saying they could destroy the league with their political views.

“The American people are not going to sit by idly and watch the stage of the National Football League stolen and used for personal political purposes,” Limbaugh said on his Tuesday broadcast.

“You players in the NFL, you can go ahead and try to continue stealing the stage of the NFL if you want. You can take the example of Kaepernick and you can try to get some news coverage, you can draw attention to yourself, but you run the risk of obliterating the stage on which you perform that earns you your living and gives you the opportunity to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

“You better be careful in what and how you express your thoughts on this country, the greatest place in the history of mankind. And the residents of this country are among the luckiest in the history of all humanity. The National Football League is on TV. It can easily be turned off. The National Football League is sponsored by beer and cars and soft drinks that can easily be not purchased. Not that hard. Just turn it off.”

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

NFL should fear the people who are lock step with national propaganda? Is this North Korea now?

Anonymous said...

Its Free speech to also fire them .

Anonymous said...

Already planning to boycott the NFL any products OR sponsors this year?? I'm done with this BS. Best to remember Target NFL you're next!!

Anonymous said...

Agree to boycott also! They are supposed to be role models for our youth their actions are not setting very good examples.

Anonymous said...

One person is not a boycott.
One person is a decision not to purchase.
It is not a statement.

Just saying.

Anonymous said...

I quit watching when the players started getting paid ridiculous amounts and are afraid to get hit or tackled because they might get hurt. This is not the game I grew up watching. With salaries so high it has become a game that only the well to do few can afford to watch live!

Anonymous said...

the NFL is a "Non-Profit" organization - until their profits are in danger!

Anonymous said...

Dave T: I'm already done with the NFL because of people like their latest clown among the many, who shoots his big mouth off now that he's making money. What a wasted organization of kooks, thugs and misfits. And people call this a sport? They play for money because it's all they care about.

Anonymous said...

Let's see some advertisers pull out, then they will pay attention.

Anonymous said...

I've already decided not to watch any 49's games.

Anonymous said...

I don't watch anymore, anyway. The NFL just another big (profitable) business and most of the games aren't even fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

Stop watching all NFL and NBA games years ago. Too many thugs among the ranks.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is a 49ers fan and every year for Christmas I have bought her something from them. Not anymore plus she is no longer a fan. This will hurt them if we all stand together. While we still have a voice lets get our voices heard. This is the way it will stop. (map)

Anonymous said...

They are all a bunch of over paid criminals!

Anonymous said...

That sums it up!

Anonymous said...

Business is business.
NFL is big business.
If Koepernick hurts the business, the business will make a decision to rectify the situation.
That is how business works.

Anonymous said...


You've heard the phrase, "Silence, in the eye of the law implies consent."

49ers haven't disavowed him, rebuked him or directed him to stay in the locker room until after the national anthem is finished. They consent to his behavior.

The NFL has taken no action to halt this, but will fine players for wrong socks or shoes. NFL is consenting to his behavior, and it will just encourage other knuckleheads to act out.

Think I'll have a lot more time on my hands during Sundays for remainder of the year.