NFL Players Once Again Kneel During National Anthem At Thanksgiving Game

( Even on Thanksgiving, a day where the people of America celebrate all that is good about the United States and give thanks for the good things in their lives, NFL players chose to disrespect the nation and the national anthem by kneeling. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson both took a knee during the national anthem, drawing a huge amount of attention and criticism online.

The Texans and the Lions played the first of their scheduled two games on Thanksgiving day. You can see the two quarterbacks kneeling in the video footage below.

This isn’t the first time that Stafford has pulled this stunt. Back in September, he told MLive that the reason he chose to do it during a game that month was that he “felt like it was the right thing at the right time.”

Gee, what a great excuse.

“Obviously it’s been an amazing offseason just for our team, for a lot of people, something where there’s been great opportunity for growth and learning and understanding, and just felt like it was the right thing for me,” he added.

Who wants to bet he was hoping he might land a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nike like Colin Kaepernick did?

Protests of the national anthem have persisted in recent years, despite being criticized more generally back in 2016. Nowadays, with the support of extremist organization Black Lives Matter and a host of Democrat politicians who have all kneeled at times, the practice is more common.

Players have even been encouraged to do it. Commissioner Roger Goodell has not only publicly expressed support for the practice, but even spent hundreds of millions of dollars on various charities and organizations that promote “social justice.”

“Social justice” being code for far-left extremism, obviously.

Back in June, Goodell was reportedly pushing for Colin Kaepernick to “guide” the league on social justice.

Have we lost football for good?