Calling Harriet Tubman? NFL Player Just Made “Dred Scott” Analogy!
The NFL just keeps digging a deeper hole for itself!
Now Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks, one of the most “woke” and outspoken flag-sitters/kneelers in the league is invoking “Dred Scott” in terms of the possibility of the people who actually pay players’ salaries requiring standing respectfully for the National Anthem.
Bennett was critical of the stance taken recently by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said that any of his players who don’t stand for the anthem will not play. Bennett called that “crazy” and “inconsiderate of a person being a human being.”
“It reminded me of the Dred Scott case: You’re property, so you don’t have the ability to be a person first,” Bennett said. “I think that in this generation, I think that sends the wrong message to young kids and young people all across the world that your employer doesn’t see you as a human being, they see you as a piece of property, and if that’s the case, then I don’t get it. I just don’t get why you don’t see us as human beings first.”
Bennett recently lied about a supposedly racial incident he had involving the Las Vegas Police Department. The NFL, of course, was too timid to discipline the player for slandering a police department
Has it occurred to Bennett and whatever players want to make “slave” analogies that they are perfectly free to leave the “plantation”? (And that actual slaves didn’t get paid millions of dollars for their work?)