You can tell that the NFL season is approaching because you can hear the whining from highly-paid athletes as they prepare their kneepads for some kneeling.
In May, the NFL instated a policy that penalizes players who take a knee during the national anthem.
"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," the statement said. "The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."
Tennessee Titan's defensive end Jurrell Casey has decided that he will continue his whining and kneeling.
"I'm going to take my fine," Casey said in an interview. "It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it's going to be."
Maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics.
He added that "At the end of the day, we got to do a job, but I will continue to use my platform to keep on speaking up."
Yes, he does have a job to do. And that job is playing football. His bosses have made it clear that political activism is not part of the job. Who knows, maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics. There's also Starbucks. They need a self-righteous CEO.