When Muslim owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan, encouraged his players to kneel during the National Anthem at a game in London while standing for “God Save the Queen,” he not only disgraced America but he lit the fuse that would eventually destroy him.
After the London incident, people naturally became curious about Khan’s connections and learned that he owns several businesses across Europe that have been known to funnel money to ISIS and other terrorist organizations.
After his team joined the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers in staying in the locker room while their fans honored America, the league said no more. League rules clearly state:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.
During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition.
It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
Because of the recent revelations about Khan and his clear hatred of America, the NFL took a cue from NASCAR and told the Jaguars to “get out of town.” Via ESPN:
In a surprise move, the NFL has decided to remove at least one of the teams involved in the controversy surrounding the “take a knee” protest that has consumed the league.
On Sunday the Steelers, Ravens, and Jaguars skipped even taking a knee and stayed in the locker rooms, which is against league rules.
Citing “a recent controversy,” commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that the Jaguars will be “removed from the league effective immediately.”
This is sure to cause a shakeup in the NFL, which has already sold tickets to and scheduled around the games that were to include Jacksonville.
Goodell says that there is a “plan in place” and that an announcement will be made within the next few days.
The league’s change of heart comes after criticism from President Donald Trump, who has spent the weekend attempting to talk some sense into those who feel it’s acceptable to disrespect our flag, our country, our anthem, and all those who fought for our freedom.