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Old 12-24-2018, 12:23 AM
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Someone has split from the herd and strayed off the reservation and Little Al isn't too happy 'bout it.

Funniest thing 'bout this whole kneeling thing is it's based on a lie. Colin Kaeper-something started this race-baiting tradition to falsely make Americans believe there's a fictional epidemic of cops targeting blacks in this country.

Al Sharpton blasts rapper Travis Scott for planning Super Bowl performance

Rev. Al Sharpton joined a chorus of critics who are blasting rapper Travis Scott for agreeing to perform with Maroon 5 during the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. Scott's appearance is a slap in the face to the Black Lives Matter movement and the so-called “take a knee" practice during football games, critics claim.

What were his comments?

"I think anyone that goes into the halftime show is in effect directly violating those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and continue to do to Colin Kaepernick and those that protest on criminal justice issues," Sharpton said in a video posted by TMZ.

"You can't tell people to stand for those that take a knee and don't go to the games and then say 'but somebody ought to perform there and entertain.' You're drawing TV viewers, you're bringing supporters, and I think that you can't have it both ways," he added. "You can't help people market something and then turn around and say you agree with the people protesting."

Sharpton also mentioned other artists who have refused to perform at the halftime show with Maroon 5, including Cardi B, Rihanna. In 2017, Jay-Z turned down an invitation to perform at the Super Bowl.

Sharpton went on to call Scott a hypocrite.

"I think he should do what a lot of other major artists have done. Say 'I'm not going to participate,'" Sharpton told TMZ. "You can't fight against Jim Crow and then go sit in the back of the bus."

What is the impact on Maroon 5?

Maroon 5 has had difficulties finding artists to perform with them during the halftime show. The reason is many artists are boycotting the NFL because of its treatment of players that take a knee during the national anthem. The players participating in the protest have said kneeling during the anthem is a statement about what they describe as racial injustice in the country.
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I hope Travis Scott doesn't cave. I wonder how many times many of these artist boycotting performed for dictators or didn't say **** when their fellow artists performed for dictators?


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Sharpton, Kaepernick and those who agree with them fail to realize that most people aren't allowed to protest at their place of employment while on the clock. The customers IE the viewers doesn't want to see that regardless of what the message is. All they are doing is pissing people off.

If they truly believe that there is this epidemic of cops pulling black people over and shooting them then they should be outside the police stations and city halls protesting.
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actually the lie was to cover up the fact that kaepernick originally was sitting on the bench pouting because he wasn’t named the starter in the third preseason game. it wasn’t until he was questioned and then the following week he began his kneeling that this became about cops and race.
had he not started the racial thing he would have been cut because no team keeps a $12million backup qb on their roster - unless their coach has a history of being accused of racism and they have to prove they aren’t racist.
and remember...he opted out of his contract the following year.
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Guess old Al doesn't care about Trump's Prison Reform Bill that just passed, he's an asshat.
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Sharpton is trying hard to remain relevant. He never was and never will be.
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