Are The Burnings of Black Athletes’ Jerseys The New Lynchmobs?

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a bold stance this past week by announcing his decision to sit during the singing of the National Anthem during the pre-game ceremonies in protest of the dominant society’s mistreatment of Melanoid people. As expected, white supremacists have lashed out from every angle imaginable–from social media, to offline, where many of his “fans” have taken to burning their Kaepernick jerseys–that had he not stepped forward to address systematic racism/white supremacy in this country–they would have likely continued to wear them proudly on gamedays in sports bars and living rooms everywhere.

The following video is a compilation of suspected white supremacist fans who have decided to record themselves on video burning the the Black QB’s jersey. Judging off of the video’s “like/dislike” ratio, one can see that this (Kaepernick’s jersey burning) is well received by a large number of viewers on a grand scale.

 

The burning of Colin Kaepernick’s jersey isn’t new. As a matter of fact, it has become a trending activity that suspected white supremacist sports fans engage in when their favorite Black superstar athletes ‘get out of place’. Perhaps the most notable jersey burning ceremony took place in 2010, when white fans in Cleveland took to the streets in a belligerent manner to burn their Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James jerseys after he made his famous ‘Decision’ to leave the Cavs by signing with the Miami Heat that summer.

Shortly before the white supremacist sports fans’ outrage against Kaepernick ensued a few days ago, NBA superstar Kevin Durant–who played for the Oklahoma City Thunder for nearly a decade–signed with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent this past summer (2016). The video below shows fans giving Durant the same treatment:

 

In the eyes of many, the notion of these fans burning jerseys of their favorite players can be written off as an act of passionate sports fans heartbroken and angry. In reality, this trend contains heavy racial undertones. Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant are all blessed with otherworldly athletic abilities, they are great teammates, and more importantly, they are upstanding citizens whose faces we’ve never seen in mugshots. However, this does not matter to white supremacists.

The issue that the dominant society has with the aforementioned athletes is that they are well-to-do Black men who either:

a) They prioritize their own best business interests over the selfish wants of their white supremacist fans

b) They’ve used their platform to openly address serious matters that affect Black Society

or

c) They do both.

This has always posed a problem among white supremacists, who’d rather see nothing more than Black athletes–and non athletes alike– stay in their places by doing nothing to empower themselves economically, socially, etc. Instead of deploying lynch mobs to burn down great Black communities such as Tulsa, Oklahoma or Rosewood, Florida, they’ve utilized that same lynch mob mentality to burn jerseys of Black athletes who…decide to take their lives into their own hands.

B. Clark

31 thoughts on “Are The Burnings of Black Athletes’ Jerseys The New Lynchmobs?

  1. Frank says:

    Why do they take

    1. Carlton says:

      Not lynchmobs just jackases with lighters and to much time on there hands

  2. Frank says:

    When they sign the multi million dollar contract under american law. American flag etc…. now the coward wants to complain. If really did not like the anthem etc… u can always join the Canadian League! By the way, how many black elementary schools or high schools has he adopted? Just as I thought fake right break left! How much as the 40 million dollar slave donated to BLM, from what I hear $000.00 right on bros!!

    1. JayBay says:

      And if you don’t like us complaining about you then you can just go back to the caucus mountains you pasty savage. I’m sorry but why do black people owe white people any explanation when we protest against them? I’ll put it in simple words so you can understand; You’re the bad guys. We’re the good guys. And the good guys always eventually win 😉

      1. Clive cunshot says:

        Maybe because your in their countries and are tired of your bs.there should be a national thankyou white people day for black people,that you celebrate for all the greats white people do and are still doing for your race.

        1. JayBay says:

          I don’t celebrate my oppressors joy but I do celebrate their sorrow.
          How many of you savages died in France recently? And in Italy? That’s what I’ll celebrate.

          1. JayBay says:

            Please understand that whole “you should thank white people for all the good they’ve done” bs means nothing to me. At this point your collective lives have the same value as a gum wrapper. You commit evil throughout the world and now it’s coming back on you. And guess what? It’s hilarious.

    2. Jelani says:

      Both Kap and Lebron are known to have donated lots of money and time. You know not what you yap about.

  3. Peggy McIntosh says:

    Illiterate White people are hilarious.

    1. August Noone says:

      Yep. They do tend to tickle the funny bone,

      1. MindMuscle says:

        I don’t find the sick psychotic toilette colored fuckers very funny at all personally…

  4. MichelleO says:

    Likee, yeah.

  5. Frank says:

    When he took big daddy’s check, he did it under the backdrop of the American flag. Victimization and hypocrisy 101. Signed Frank.

    1. JayBay says:

      You’re just mad because the unspoken rule of “take our money but let us oppress your people” has been broken. Let’s cut the bs. What he did was common sense. He has your money and there’s nothing you can do about it. And now he’s inspired other black people to stand up against you. You’re going to see black people not joining in your sporting events, not celebrating your holidays (where most white businesses make the majority of their money), and basically disrupting the economy. That’s what this is really all about and you’re mad because there’s nothing you can do about it except troll websites and hope you scare a few scared negroes back onto the plantation.

      1. Clive cunshot says:

        You think your MLK,but your just a chip carrying numb skull,get back on your plantation.

        1. JayBay says:

          Ummmmm……No. I’m sorry but you must not have read the previous post I wrote where I said “At this point your collective lives have the same value as a gum wrapper.” That’s not how this works. You’re not going to shame me into liking your people, your customs, your holidays, etc. You ,as a genetically recessive being (and your own scientists will prove this) aren’t going to tell me to jump and I respond with “how high?” And like I said before, there’s nothing you can do except troll these sites and hope the scared/stupid negroes come back to the plantation. And you’re absolutely right. I’m not MLK. He made the fatal mistake of thinking that blacks and whites could come together under the religion of Islam (which I don’t believe in as I’m an Israelite). He thought that there might be some humanity within you. But as history has proven, a snake can’t change being a snake. And a savage white man can’t change being a savage white man. Your people always have and always will be a curse upon any nation that you come upon.

          1. JayBay says:

            I mistook MLK with Malcom X but ya’ll get my point 😉

        2. Donald Hump says:

          There’s a lot of angry white supremacists on this article thread! Wow! Racism disguised as patriotism! That’s the true American way! Black people should not waste time debating with angry white supremacists. It’s their job to deflect and waste time debating the obvious truth.

  6. Negrodamus says:

    This website is so Nazi Germany. Propaganda everywhere!!! We’ll give it to you Niggers straight! We have powerless and powerful immigrants flooding this country every week begging to be classified as white. We don’t die, we just multiply, generation after generation.

    We are the DRAGONS intoxicated with power!! As a matter of fact, I’m a Grand Dragon. YOu can’t cut the head off a dragon, we just grow more heads!!! We play Wack-A-Mole with racist black people!! Black people are the new racists!! Don’t ever call me a Nigger, you Niggers!!!

    1. JayBay says:

      YOu can’t cut the head off a dragon, we just grow more heads!!!

      But as France shows you can run them over with a truck. (not telling any of my people to run out and do anything stupid now)

      1. Carlton says:

        you’re a prime example why it’s a bad idea to let immigrants into a country.youre a cave dwellers savage and probably married your mother.

    2. dc1969 says:

      Hey,negrodamus…..grand wizard or whatever your title is…..you are still a white nig!.your comment was funny,though,boy.

    3. Donald Hump says:

      Hahahahahahaha… Eventually you white supremacist will fall to China. As you devils try to kill minorities, other countries are observing your behavior and it’s predicted in your white Bibles that America will fall! Keep believing that you white supremacists are untouchable and you will see In due time that you evil devils will burn in the lake of fire for your hypocrisy!

    4. IAM says:

      Ignorance personified. After reading that, I’ve decided I am in favor of abortion in cases of incest.

  7. Negrodamus says:

    If Collin cap a dick is such a good person, then why did HE talk shit about Houston’s floods??!!!

    EXPOSED: http://www.tmz.com/2015/05/27/houston-mayors-office-colin-kaepernick-should-put-money-where-his-mouth-is/

    hahahahHAHAHHA He’s done for!! He’s an attention whore!!

    1. JayBay says:

      Fun fact; His jersey sales have been skyrocketing since the incident

      http://comicbook.com/popculturenow/2016/09/03/colin-kaepernick-jersey-sales-are-skyrocketing-after-national-an/

      Hmm…..Guess he isn’t done for after all.

      Not only that but there’s been tons of veterans who support him. He has veteran support and he’s making money off this so basically Negrodamus…..You lost! So your choice is either accept his right to free speech or spit in the face of your nearest army veteran. Have fun taking that L!

  8. William says:

    I’m Active duty USN but a Black Man first. I support Colin, but still a Raiders Fan! I hope more Black Athletes follow suit. And Stephen A Smith Coon ass sits down.

  9. chuquestaquenumber1 says:

    Let’s not forget Albert Pujols Jersey burnings. White supremacists/racists won’t burn the Jersey of white lesbian Megan Rainroe who is doing the same thing Kaepernick is doing. White supremacists/racists won’t burn the Jersey of Kaepernick’s violent white teammate Bruce Miller who just assaulted a 70 yr old senior citizen. Racists don’t even have the same hatred for Ryan Lochte and the other white criminals who committed crimes in Brazil,while representing America.

  10. Omalone1 says:

    Gwiz

    Tacky trifling terroristic

  11. lissen_up says:

    They still think we they slaves mane ($30 mil slave syndrome)..
    Ooohs massa cans I bees free to do whatever the hells I wants as an American, I’z be a good lil negro massa..
    I thought this was the land of the free?..
    The Hypocrisy of these people is endless, they don’t believe in any of the rights put forth by their constitution.. They only bring that toilet paper up when it suits them..

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