Lt. Col. Allen West Sounds Off, Says NFL, Corporations Are 'Surrendering To Marxist Mobs'
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Lt. Col. Allen West sounded off this week on the NFL and corporations for "cowering" and "surrendering to Marxist mobs."
During an interview on “Life, Liberty & Levin," West tore into the "Black Lives Matter mob" for creating more division across the country.
“It is very appalling that you would have these corporations and businesses and you have these sports franchises like the NFL that are cowering, acquiescing, and surrendering to a Marxist mob, which is what Black Lives Matter is,” West said.
West also slammed former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, who claimed that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be a remembered as a hero for kneeling during the national anthem.
Favre even went as far as comparing Kaepernick to Pat Tilman.
“Pat Tilman was a man who quit the NFL and decided to join the Army, become an infantryman, an airborne ranger and was sadly killed in a friendly fire incident in combat in Afghanistan. Now, how do you make that comparison to someone like Colin Kaepernick?” West said.
“The only reason why Brett Favre does that, the only reason why someone like Drew Brees apologizes, or Roger Goodell gets on his knees, the only reason why you have the head of Chick-fil-A talking about white people need to shine the shoes of black people, is because they don’t have the courage to stand up and say what needs to be said. They continue to believe that you can appease the mob, the mob will never be happy.”
President Donald Trump echoed a similar message recently.
During his rally two weeks ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the president called out Commissioner Roger Goodell’s video on “Black Lives Matter” and his encouragement for players to protest.
“Explain this to the NFL,” Trump said. “I like the NFL. I like Roger Goodell. But, I didn’t like what he said a week ago. I said, ‘Where did that come from in the middle of the summer? Nobody’s even asking.’
“We will never kneel to our national anthem or our great American flag,” Trump added.
The president also told the crowd that it should be against the law to burn the American flag and that anyone caught doing so should go to jail.
Trump said Congress should take up legislation — that would also require a Constitutional Amendment — to make burning the American flag a criminal act punishable by one year in prison.
“Two days ago, leftist radicals in Portland, Oregon, ripped down a statue of George Washington and wrapped it in an American flag and set the American flag on fire,” Trump said.
“And you know, we ought to do something, Mr. Senators… we ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American flag, you go to jail for one year,” Trump said.
“We should have legislation that if somebody wants to burn the American flag and stomp on it, but just burn it, they go to jail for one year,” he continued.