Poor players being oppressed by the bosses who pay them millions. If that’s slavery, then quit.
Via Daily Wire:
President Trump is just like the oppressors who forced their slaves to sing patriotic songs, according to NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Writing in The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, the former basketball star likened the debate over NFL players singing the national anthem to slaves who were forced to sing while they work.
“Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.” Abdul-Jabbar wrote, adding they would often sing their “oppressor’s feel-good songs.”
“Currently, the song being demanded is the national anthem during football games,” wrote Abdul-Jabbar. “But during a warm-up game on Aug. 10, despite President Trump’s previous condemnation, several Eagles players kneeled during the anthem or raised their fists — their way of singing their own song.”