While everyone and their mother are taking a knee during the national anthem, some are ripping into Rex Ryan and Ray Lewis, the johnny-come-latelies of NFL woke protests.
Lewis is being assailed by those pointing out his semi-murderous past as well as by black twitter for his hypocrisy for supporting Trump:
Ray Lewis, the same man who's posse stabbed two black men to death years ago, is now kneeling to protest black men being killed. Hypocrite!😣— Elder Lansing (@ElderLansing) September 24, 2017
Ray Lewis is a clown. Last year he criticized Kaep for kneeling. Today he was on one knee before the game. #makeupyourmind— MrGetChuRite (@mrgetchurite) September 24, 2017
Rex Ryan is being mocked by white Twitter for being a supporter of Trump and now discovering that sometimes Trump isn’t as polite as he should be.
“I’m pissed off I’ll be honest. I supported Trump, and I’m appalled at these comments. SOB’s? Not the men that I know.” – Rex Ryan just now pic.twitter.com/hsJRRktlsv
— justin kanew (@Kanew) September 24, 2017
He’s shocked, shocked I tell you!!!
"I'm pissed off," said Rex Ryan. "I supported Donald Trump. [These comments] are appalling to me... I never signed up for that."— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) September 24, 2017
Disparage minoritites, women and the disabled and you have Rex Ryan's support. Going after football players is a step over the line, though. https://t.co/lJYMtpRvQV— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) September 24, 2017
Son look at Randy Moss face when Rex Ryan said that he voted for Trump 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/gOZ3LnrevC— Fleezy F. Baby (@fleezy4reel) September 24, 2017
Rex Ryan's disappointed in @realDonaldTrump I needed a good laugh. Where the hell were you when he insulted Mexicans & spoke of p grabbing— Anthony Barthelemy (@ciaoanthony) September 24, 2017
Now most of these criticisms are unfair – they exaggerate what Trump said in the past to make Ryan and Lewis seem much worse. But, as I’ve said for years now to Trump supporters, eventually they have to defend something they’re not gonna like too much.
Like I predicted yesterday on the podcast, today was a complete crapfest. Just a bunch of five year olds whining about their tribalist positions. Ah well. That’s what America has come to.
Have an open thread. I give up.