Black NFL Players Who Protest Bashed on Roy Moore’s Facebook Page

The Alabama GOP senate nominee's Facebook page contained a meme, which stated: "Want to stop riots? Play the National Anthem. They'll all sit down."

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A Facebook page for Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, known for fueling the “birther” movement against former President Barack Obama and for an anti-LBGTQ agenda, contained racist posts aimed at NFL players who protest during the national anthem.

Moore, 70, defeated Sen. Luther Strange in a primary run on Sept. 26. President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, supported his campaign, while Trump campaigned for Strange.

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Roy Moore was also removed from the Alabama Supreme Court — twice — for his extreme views and also called Islam a “fake religion."

In February, a meme was shared on Facebook featuring a group of Black men standing on a damaged police car during the 2015 Baltimore riots, according to a new CNN report.

The text read:

“Want to stop riots? Play the National Anthem. They’ll all sit down.”

The post was shared by Moore’s wife, with the caption, “I doubt it with these people-but worth a try?”

A post shared on Moore’s page in September of last year shows rows of military coffins draped in the American flag. Under the image, the text read, “would the suppressed millionaire, NFL quarterback who would not stand for the National Anthem please point out which of these guys are Black so we can remove the offensive flag.”

The Facebook page containing the posts is not Moore’s current campaign page but one he created for an unsuccessful run for Alabama governor in 2010 and kept active.

Although Trump did not campaign for Moore, they share the same sentiments regarding NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality against the Black community, a move initiated by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

At a rally on Sept. 22 in Alabama, Trump said:

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now.’ Out! He’s fired.”

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Jackson refuted President Trump’s claim that NFL players who protest are “sons of bitches.”

According to CNN, Moore’s Facebook page shared an article in July 2015 that praised Russia’s anti-gay laws; a video in November 2015 that said then President Obama is Muslim; and, twice in 2016, a photo of African migrants climbing a border fence into Spain, making a parallel with America’s border with Mexico.

Moore is an outspoken evangelical Christian who said he believes God placed President Trump in the position of president.

In addition to Bannon’s advocacy, the senate nominee was also endorsed by former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson said Moore reflects “Judeo-Christian values.”

Moore posted on his current senate campaign Facebook page an ad featuring a quote from Carson.

“Judge Roy Moore is a fine man of proven character and integrity, who I have come to respect over the years,” Carson said. “He is truly someone who reflects the Judeo-Christian values that were so important to the establishment of our country. It is these values that we must return to in order to make America great again.”

Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12 in a special election. Alabama is ranked 45/50 in per capita GDP.

In regard to the Facebook posts, Brett Doster, Moore’s campaign spokesman, told CNN that the senate nominee “believes in the sanctity of marriage and in protecting our religious liberty. He also believes the flag should be honored in respect for the American men and women of all colors and races who have died defending it.”

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"Col. Kriste Etue’s actions demonstrated that she is unaware or unmoved by the sense of outrage, vulnerability and fear among minorities toward the criminal justice system,” Rep. Brenda Lawrence said.

Last week, Director of Michigan State Police (MSP) Col. Kriste Etue shared a meme on Facebook calling NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem “anti-American degenerates.”

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Etue to her post in January 2011. Snyder said he would not fire her or ask her to resign from her post at the helm of the MSP, which provides law enforcement and public safety services throughout Michigan.

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10 comments


  • Are they simply clueless or willfully ignorant? God save us from rabid evangelicals.

  • 70? He’ll be crapping in his diapher soon enough.

    Probably some poor black or Hispanic will be under paid for the disgusting job. His family sure won’t be wiping his butt.

    You’d think with one foot nearly in the grave, they’d be trying to get right with the lawd.

  • I noticed an oddity by a member of an alleged “oppressed” group: Roy Moore’s racist WHITE FEMALE wife! The biggest fraud perpetuated on AmeriKKKa’s African Americans was the RACIST white man declaring his equally RACIST WHITE WOMAN as a minority. It was their white racist collusive conniving ploy to deny Blacks opportunities.

    Another oddity is the flip side of the so-called oppression coin: The Black male UNCLE TOM in the likes of Uncle Ben Carson and Clarence ThomAss; men who fought valiantly in every war, and stand with hand over heart for a country that has treated them, their women and children like 1st class ni@@ers and 3rd class citizens.

    My nightmarish experience in the US Army with a bunch of sexist, misogynistic bonehead rapists has led me to conclude that more caskets need to be draped with the lynching flag..

  • Gee, I was actually — for a change — hoping that ZaziJams would unload on Ben Carson! :-)

  • “Judge Roy Moore is a fine man of proven character and integrity, who I have come to respect over the years,” Carson said. “He is truly someone who reflects the Judeo-Christian values that were so important to the establishment of our country. It is these values that we must return to in order to make America great again.”

    Return to segregation; I fixed it for ya.

    • This is another example of white folks who really think that black folks gives a damn about what they think. We are not your niggers anymore, get over yourselves. You do not and will not control how we live, breath, think, eat and protest.

    • So this is what you think Jesus would do You know Jesus was skin Golden Bronze, hair like wool. You kneed to understand your history and Jesus would lead with Love not hate. There will be a special place in Hell for all of you .

  • From your headline, the white (please notice the lack of a capitalized ‘w’) players who protested, Moore leaves them alone?

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