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October 18th, 2017
The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars apologized for his players disrespecting the military while demanding affirmative action for criminals during the national anthem last month in London.
In a letter to the Director of Military Affairs and Veterans in Jacksonville, Jaguars President Mark Lamping said the team was “remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country.”
The majority of the Jaguars, including owner Shad Khan, locked arms during the anthem on Sept. 24. About a dozen players took a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Wembley Stadium, and then apparently clueless as to what song was playing, the Jaguars held their team pity party for thugs, and then stood for “God Save The Queen.”
“This was an oversight and certainly not intended to send a message that would disparage you, our flag or our nation,” Lamping continued in the letter.
Lamping wrote the letter on behalf of Khan and Tom Coughlin, the team’s executive vice president of football operations reports the Sun-Herald..
“The notion never entered the minds of our players or anyone affiliated with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but today we can understand how the events in London on September 24 could have been viewed or misinterpreted,” Lamping wrote. “We owe you an apology and hope you will accept it.”
Many Jacksonville fans expressed outrage on social media sites and vowed never to attend another Jaguars game. Leftist, America-hating liberals praised Khan for siding with his players.
Curry called it stupid not to stand for the anthem even though such acts are protected by the U.S. Constitution.
“I stand and cover my heart for the pledge and the anthem,” Curry said in a statement. “I think it’s stupid to do otherwise. The U.S. Constitution protects the right for a lot of people to do a lot of stupid things. I am a Constitutional Conservative, so I respect the wisdom of our Founders.”
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