Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers sent NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell an open letter, subsequently posted by Allen B. West that expressed his frustration with the current controversy that has erupted over football players protesting the national anthem.
He said that he believed Goodell was complicit in the matter.
Powers said because Goodell has allowed the anthem protests to continue, he was allowing the players to believer they are “something special.”
“They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!” the colonel said.
Powers went on to say that football players are “multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game” and they are “essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men wh have actually done something for this country.”
Then he took a shot at Goodell.
“You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this,” Powers wrote.
He pointed out that players weren’t allowed to celebrate in the end zone after scoring a touchdown, nor can they taunt other plays, but taunting America seemed to be okay.
“You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are,” he said. “I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.”
“Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads,” Powers continued. “They wear body armor and carry rifles.”
Powers held nothing back on how he felt about this issue, and he isn’t the only one who is frustrated with players protesting the national anthem every week. In fact, many football fans are getting tired of politics being interjected into the game.