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Saturday, October 14, 2017
Free Speech "Athletic Supporters" in the NFL
Hat Tip: Andrew Benjamin
In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim
Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing
John 3:16 as part of his blackout to avoid glare and made him take it off.
In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon
Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental
In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3)
entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said "Know Jesus
Know Peace" but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform
inspector before speaking at the podium.
In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined
for wearing "Find the Cure" eye black for breast cancer awareness.
In 2015 William Gay was fined for
wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (not that the
NFL has a domestic violence problem...)
NFL Athletic Supporters
In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas
Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police
officers killed in the line of duty.
In 2016 the NFL threatened to fine
players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression all of a sudden...