Burgess Owens may be both a former National Football League player and African-American, but he makes it clear that the climate of race-centric social justice warrior-ism now pervasive throughout much of the league - and most famously personified by quarterback Colin Kaepernick - is not one in which he easily breathes.
Appearing Sunday on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends program, Owens said flatly that while the league used to be known for its patriotism and its character, it is has now, regrettably, opted to cultivate a brand of “anti-Americanism and thuggery.”
“We're fighting against an agenda of liberalism, socialism, and Marxism,” said Owens, who enjoyed a 10-year career in the NFL playing safety for both the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders.
Referring to the results of a recent J.D. Power poll that indicate the national anthem protests by NFL players was the biggest reason fans changed the channel on the league last season, Owens said, “I’m not surprised at all.”
Owens went on to suggest that the protests are indicative of how Black America is manipulated by the American Left for its own purposes.
“We have these young people now that are reeling,” explained Owens. “Every single election cycle they [politicians] get them the anti-American sentiment, anti-flag, anti-police, anti-white, and it’s all to do one thing: get white and black socialist liberal elitists elected.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large