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Nov 05 2017

Disabled Vet Refuses Award From New Orleans Saints

An award is only worth as much as whoever awards it. That is why an award from an NFL team in the age of taking a knee is not worth having:

The Saints organization was going to honor retired Cmdr. John Wells, the executive director of Military Veterans Advocacy, with the Peoples Health Champion award during last week’s game in New Orleans, according to The Advocate.

On Wednesday he told the organization he was unable to accept the award at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome because of the anthem protests. Saints players have been seen kneeling before the anthem and some continue to do so during the national anthem.

Referring to this ongoing pageant of disrespect, the disabled veteran said,

“I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it.”

The NFL can’t have it both ways. It can keep pandering to political correctness and earn pats on the head from the moonbats at ESPN, or it can insist on respect for our country and fill the seats with patriotic Americans. It can’t do both.

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  • Mack

    Commander Wells uses words of more than one syllable; I’m not sure many NFL players understand what he said.
    And I’m not sure many VA staffers would care what he said.

  • Frank

    More power to CDR Wells!

  • MAS

    I hope the rest of our veterans refuse to attend these dog and pony shows the NFL hopes will conceal their disgraceful behavior.

  • Tim Kies

    He really is a hero, isn’t he?

  • THE LIEBERAL MEDIA

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    OT, but.. Weiner is supposed to report for prison tomorrow. Any bets on whether a backroom deal allowing him to get off ( whoops that was an unintended pun ) at the last moment has been worked out?
    .

  • Scott Doty

    What a bunch of fools. America is based on personal freedom if you want to take a knee big deal, if you don’t don’t. China puts such people in jail, do we want to be like China?

  • MAS

    Thanks, we think almost as highly of you.

  • While it was not the ONLY reason nor was it a MAJOR reason, I delayed my departure from the service to avoid getting another Bill Clinton signature on another one of my many documents garnered during my time in uniform.

  • Night Wind

    It’s hard to believe that just a generation ago, football leagues were headed by guys who were decorated war heroes and leaders of groups like the NRA:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Foss

  • Nobody is proposing anyone be put in jail for taking a knee – well, nobody BUT YOU.

    As for your question, why are you advocating the possibility of putting people in jail for taking a knee? None of us are.

    We’ve limited our suggestions and actions to boycotting any team or organization that allows such disrespect of our flag, veterans and country to continue.

    The issue is much larger than that. The problem is this taking a knee is a farce anyway, a claim of racism that does not exist, as most such current claims are based on falsehoods, encouraged by Obama and his ilk.

  • Stop lying to him. We know he’s a scumbag. Were you just trying to be CIVIL?

  • MAS

    Read it more carefully, I’ll wait.

  • Eddie_Valiant

    It’s called freedom of choice, a concept trolls such as you apparently can’t understand.

  • I know, I was just riffing off what you said. I understood it perfectly. I often post using that style. I agree with you.

  • magic1114

    Maybe they can give it to Caitlyn… *spit*

  • SNuss

    It is also “personal freedom” for us to boycott a business that offends us. The owners can (and have, in the past) banned their players from expressing personal views on public events during a game. If they are willing to lose revenue over this, that is their fault, for letting the inmates run the asylum.

  • Scattergood Baines

    The Saints responded to Wells in a lengthy statement on Thursday afternoon. Sounds like a whiney social justice snowflake got shim’s panties in a wad:

    “Respectfully and honorably, we chose Mr. Wells for the Peoples Health Champion Award purposefully for this game to bring to light the exact issues that he and his organization represent — the health and well-being of our military, veterans and their families. Unfortunately, he has chosen very publicly not to accept this honor and refused the opportunity to promote the very cause for which he was being honored and distract from awareness we hoped to build throughout our community. We respect his decision, he has that right, and we thank him for his service to our country and his past efforts on behalf of the military and veterans.”

    What chutzpa! Talk about a very public distraction! How about kneeling during our national anthem on national TV??

  • Scattergood Baines

    Bergdahl. Saints are into social justice and ignoring investigations, evidence and verdicts.

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