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Jaguars Apologize To Local Military For Kneeling

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to local military leaders for kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before their game at Wembley Stadium in London on September 24.

On October 6, Jaguars president Mark Lamping wrote to Bill Spann, director of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department, “This was an oversight and certainly not intended to send a message that would disparage you, our flag or our nation,” admitting the Jaguars were “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 letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday.

The Jaguars made their kneeling even more egregious in London by standing for the playing of God Save The Queen.

Lamping’s letter, written on behalf of Khan and Tom Coughlin, the team’s executive vice president of football operations, added, “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. We owe you an apology and hope you will accept it.”

The day after the London game, Curry had blasted the Jaguars, stating, “I stand and cover my heart for the pledge and the anthem. 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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source: http://www.dailywire.com/news/22396/jaguars-apologize-local-military-kneeling-national-hank-berrien

  • Askjrsk

    A huge donation to military veterans , or for veterans medical care might show sincerity. Say a couple million dollars. Easily affordable to the over paid, if they truly are repentant and sorry.

    • commonsenseperson

      Great idea but the whiny spoiled millionaire football thugs won’t do it.

      • The Redman

        Its like inbred white-folks like U, will die while in denial of yo hate and stupidity, huh, commonhater. hahahahhahahahahaha

        • commonsenseperson

          Sounds like you’re a good little hater here.

          • The Redman

            I bet U, and yo no good mama R losers, huh, common-turd. hahahhahahahahhahah

          • commonsenseperson

            Soros called and said your check for trolling is being held up because you lack creativity.

          • The Redman

            I bet U, and ya mama R “common” inbreeds dat stank, huh, lice-bait. hahahahhahahahahahahh

    • William Eades

      Yea, about a million for each player that sat or took a knee and for every time they did it. I still not reinstate the NFL Sunday packge i cancelled with direct TV and will never watch them again. I will watch the local high school teams play. Appology not accepted!!! EVER! Hope the terrorist target the NFL, they would be no loss to the USA!!!

      • The Redman

        U’re an ideal idiot. will-lick-em. hahahahahahahaahah

      • Zardoz

        Bravo Zulu!

        • The Redman

          “Zulu” yo mama, inbred-zar-dumb. hahahhahahahaha

    • The Redman

      white-folks like U, stupid hater, R never “repentant” 4 yo evil doings. how bout U stop molesting yo lil family members, and repent on dat. hahahahahhahaah

  • bosunb2

    As a 26 year veteran, thank you to the owners for the apology, but there was no misinterpretation on my part. What I saw the players doing against our flag and country as thanks for all they have been able to achieve in this great land, was no mistake. I would like to see an apology from the players, and especially Colin Kaepernick, the player who by the grace of God, was born in this country and given opportunities he would never have gotten an any other part of the world, thanks to his adoptive parents, and all those dedicated patriots who died and were injured under the flag for his and the players benefit. These players have disgraced a nation, but they don’t get it. I don’t want to see a group apology, I want every one who kneeled say what they think, and in the future, if you want to demonstrate about something, do it on your time, not mine.

    • Alicia Fernandez Caruso

      The only way to stop them is only one thing and that is, Stop putting your hard earned money to anything to make them richer. God Bless. Our Flag,

      • The Redman

        U’re a stupid tramp wit low class like yo mama, immigrant, U ah suck-up. hahhahahahahahahah

    • The Redman

      U, R jes 1 example of the stupidity dat inbred white-folks show when other people don’t follow suit 2 their evil ways. the “flag” is an idol, and we know how U cave dwellers love yall idols. but, no 1 should B made 1 worship it as U haters aren’t made 2 love people of color. and as 4 yo ann-toms, if God doesn’t get all the glory from em, they should B banned from yall demons in pink skin singing em. U idiot. hahahahhahahahahahahahah

    • Mary

      I absolutely agree 100% with you. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Chris Berg

    Yeah, Jaguars President Mark Lamping, sure, “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.”. Right. And at the time you and your racist anti American players thought it was great!
    Because it is only NOW that the NFL AND OTHER PRO SPORTS TEAMS AND FRANCHISES ARE LOSING MONEY THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED and sorry.
    But, dude, it is TOO late. Your racist overpaid players did this for one reason; To insult ALL white people and to insult the US. And they did this in front of the world, to one of the nations that started and PROMOTED the Black slavery trade, along with Spain and Portugal, of course. Don’t forget that slavery started in the US in about 1640, started by a Black man, and the US got its freedom FROM Great Britain in 1783. Yes, it took the next 80 years to stop slavery in the US, because it was already firmly entrenched. Sorry, but most of us were not around then, and I do not know of any slave owners now, or of any slaves. Do you? Are your players slaves? I think not…
    So now, we, the patriotic Americans, have chosen to insult YOU and YOUR racist players, by NOT donating our hard earned money to you and to the game playing racist players any more.
    The secret is out: Blacks hate Whites and want a race war with them.
    The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg is dead and will never return again.

    • dragonfire777

      You are 100% right.

    • Alicia Fernandez Caruso

      They also were sold to the slave buyers and the ones who remained, were used a food source. Check your history!!!

      • The Redman

        U B on ya back way 2 much now U have a flat-asz 2 go wit yo brain. hahahahahahahhahha. ferdon

      • Zardoz

        So….what is your point?

        • The Redman

          She like prick “points” in her mouth. hahahahahahahahah

    • The Redman

      What’s the problem, yall haters came from over there. hahahahhahahahahhahha. they know how U haters R. hahahahahahah. christine

    • The Redman

      Stupid white-folks like U, ham-berg, ruined america. U ah loser. haahhahhahahahahahhah. U and yo mama

  • gracebydesign

    You shamed our nation on foreign soil. You misrepresented the majority of Americans. An apology is not enough. I feel like suing you because there are those who think our country is weak and that Americans do not love their country. You misrepresented me and it has caused me emotional distress! Any lawyers want to take my case?

    • dragonfire777

      I agree let the NFL die out. The game if full of POS. There are more felons in the game that people with clean records. It is a ghetto.

      • The Redman

        Like yo mama, huh. gnat-butter. hahhahahahhahahah

    • The Redman

      U R A “case”. a rea nut case. hahahhahahahahahhhaha. back under yo nutty rock.

    • Zardoz

      Bravo Zulu!

  • dragonfire777

    They don’t mean it or they would not have done it in the first place. Let the NFL die. My country is more important.

  • truckster1

    No apology can make up for the fact the team intentionally shamed our nation on foreign soil!
    Keep your apology it is baseless. Its only purpose is to return viewership, ticket sales, and sponsers.
    Your pathetic excuse is just that pathetic!

  • Hilda Plummer

    It was people from Africa who captured their own and sold them to every nation of the world. Yes, they were offered as slaves. All those African people were already slaves and they were sold as slaves. Africans who capture their own people, made them slaves. After they were sold to the world, of course the world knew they bought slaves. But never forget that it was a white USA president, and thousands of white people (soldiers) who died so that they can be free including our President (Abraham Lincoln) paid the ultimate price. And also white civilians helped a lot in this process. And therefore, we white people gave them freedom.

    • Alicia Fernandez Caruso

      Hilda you got that right!!!!

    • The Redman

      U should get a “plumber” 2 check yo brain, its leaking out, blummer. U should stay off ya back so much, tramp. and please don’t pass dat lie down 2 dem ugly brats in the pic. wit U. hahahahahahahahahahahah

  • Hilda Plummer

    Show respect for this great nation, protect her for she is your land and your home, defend her all the time for she deserves it as she defends you. love her for she is the greatest and the most beautiful of all nations. This is Our home and our Nation. Be proud of her or you will not deserve to be call her child.

    • Alicia Fernandez Caruso

      Our American Flag, Long may it Wave!!!! God Bless America, Love it or Leave!!!

      • The Redman

        The white-folks “flag” is a idol. U’re not white. gagagagagagagagag. ferdon

    • The Redman

      Zip-it tramp. how many “children” have U aborted in yo great nation. hahahahahahahaha. respect?

  • tCotUS

    I’m not letting these Multi million dollar babies off that easy by letting someone else apologize for them The NFL can go away permanently.. We will still have football & it will be affordable for a family of four.. Bye,Bye & good riddance NFL..

    • Alicia Fernandez Caruso

      This is a good idea, Football is no longer a game!!! Hopefully, they will disappear.

  • KKiekow

    The Jaguars and the NFL are so out of touch with the Heartbeat of Middle America. We sat, quiet for so many years, letting virtually everyone walk on us. We have not received any real pay raises for over 8 years, bills continue to pile, and our only outlet for getting away from our responsibilities are through a few hours of sports each week. It is a family affair. The NFL couldn’t wear a decal on their helmets for the 5 officers assassinated in Dallas while PROTECTING the lives of Black Lives Matter protesters who were protesting them. Colin Kaepernick talks about oppression while wearing a T-Shirt supporting Castro. Isn’t that an oxymoron? Then, you pour salt in the wound by standing for “God Bless the Queen”? Middle America is hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet. We aren’t the rich, bigoted, racist people that MSM tries to sell to everyone. The entire NFL is an embarrassment to us. Can anyone out there hear us? You embarrass us!!

    • The Redman

      Zip-it kkk

  • Zardoz

    Sure, as a veteran, I will except their apology. But only after the federal subsidy is snatached back. It’s a large part of why the NFL can afford to pay the millions per year the players currently enjoy. Dirt bag bastards!

  • The Redman

    Stupid white-folks-(98%)-ruined america. hahahahahahahahahah

  • Robert

    If there is any collective “thought” to this juvenile act, it is that they (the black players) are more aligned with race than country. A mindless gesture of ignorance. 21 year AF vet

  • Ron Allen

    I am a 20 year veteran who does not accept your meaningless apology. If you didn’t know any better you would think the apology was written for a bunch of kids who “REALLY” didn’t know any better. These are selfish players who definitely knew better and now mommy is trying to get their little a..es out of a pickle. To kneel to our anthem and stand to God Save the Queen, come on, they were purposely trying to make a unpatriotic statement. I had a lot of respect for Tom Coughlin when he was coach even though the Jags sucked. I have lost that now by his allowing the team to pull this stunt. I have never been a fan of the Jags and never will be. The thing wrong with that team that makes them dysfunctional is they all love themselves.