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Texans owner compares NFL players to inmates when discussing anthem protests

via Houston Texans

Bob McNair is the latest NFL owner to reveal his racist attitude when it comes to players protesting during the national anthem. According to ESPN the Magazine, McNair compared NFL players to prison inmates.

The incident took place during a meeting between NFL players and owners on Oct. 17 in New York. The meeting occurred following the national anthem protests that reached a boiling point following Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the issue.

During the meeting, Trump supporter and Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones was against the protests and claimed that it hurt the league’s bottom line. Other owners such as Redskins’ Dan Snyder was also against the players’ protests and wanted to implement a rule that would require players to stand during the national anthem. Snyder also falsely claimed that “96 percent of Americans” want the players to stand.

But the argument turned dark after comments by McNair of the Texans. McNair, who is also a Trump supporter, told the players and owners, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” McNair’s statement basically compared NFL players to criminals and slaves. Slaves did not have the right to protest in any form or they faced being punished or lynched. It’s a mentality of keeping Blacks “in their place” and restricting rights that are granted by the First Amendment.

McNair apologized for his statement, but it’s more likely that he apologized because the statement made it to the public. His words were his true feelings and they revealed, again, that most NFL owners see their players as property.

McNair has since faced a backlash on social media.


  1. Ernestine Morrison on October 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    It’s time to get up off your knees and do something different. Take that 💰 you’ve saved and start investing it in your community. Form your own conglomerate and stop making 💰💴 for those who show/tell you it’s just about them profiting off your hard work and bodies. It’s still slavery only this time the slaves get to eat what they want, live where they want and love outside their race. Wake up, everybody.

  2. nosey rosy on October 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    when you dont stand for your civil rights yeh you are acting like a run away slave .. and a convict in one , think of the movie life WHEN I THINK OF HOW NBA PLAYERS IS BEING TREATED .and accepting bs . from the team owners , the team owners are white most prison wardens are white too . … or white ran prisons . whites are the reason the prisons are packed with more nigros then mexican or whites . only poor white trash goes to prison . the better whites go to federal priosn big ass difference . federal is ran by goverment . duhhhh .. so any time you letting a white man with his laws decide on our fate , the prisons will be filled up when your 3 year old gets there . ok . so think about that . sir

  3. nosey rosy on October 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    honestly the NBA players got the power to shut down foot ball and basket ball institution all together , it take time to train players to be top notch, and if all the player protested NBA would loose millions in one day oooom so who got the power ?????? the player and they dont know it .. its gonna have to be organized by some smart savy white dude who hates whites lol .. like the vegas shooter ooops . sorry i heard that somewhere that he hated whites reason his gf was ashian white women had pissed him off and he didnt trust whites . oviously that was common sense ….. i would of love to hear his side of the story.