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Should The NFL Lose Stadium Funding Over Anthem Protests?

by Bradley Matthews

NFL players continue to disrespect America, but the league is reliant on tax breaks and public funding of stadiums. Pres. Trump tweeted that “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?”

Should stadium funding and tax breaks be revoked over the protests of our national anthem? Vote in our CBC reader poll below!

Will you boycott the NFL in general? Vote HERE.








Should NFL lose stadium funding over anthem protests?

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  1. Dalice

    Why should they receive funding or tax breaks from a country they disrespect and hate take it all away money funding tax breaks everything 🖕You get nothing no more

    October 17, 2017,9:07 am

  2. Barbara Carpenter

    But not just for that reason. Why in the heck are we supporting, with our tax dollars, a private enterprise that makes owners billions of dollars and players millions of dollars?

    October 12, 2017,3:02 pm

  3. AspenDucky

    Censorship is a worse evil.

    October 12, 2017,6:57 am

  4. Larry

    Protest all you want but take it outside, not while I have set aside time to enjoy a game with friends and family. Why are we the people enabling by funding such disrespect for our national anthem. No more!

    October 11, 2017,9:32 pm

  5. Johnnie McHan

    Jerry, We have rights also! These men are paid well to play football not enrage their audience by disrespecting he hands that protect and feed them! I will never watch another NFL game! Baseball is the All American sport!! But college ball is so very much more exciting and worthwhile! Without the corruption of NFL these guys could create new league and play for reasonable salaries and plain love of sports! Wow, what a concept. That what it used to be all be about you know!

    October 11, 2017,7:19 pm

  6. Roger

    Jerry, those disrespectful, hateful, Un-American punks are AT WORK! Disrespecting million of paying customers! You, at your job, disrespect half your paying customers. Take your rule handbook and BREAK every rule you don’t feel like following! You have a right to be that stupid, but how long would YOUR employer put up with YOU? He wouldn’t, you would be FIRED! Customers by the MILLIONS are complaining. We have had enough! That is what they are doing! Why is that so hard for you to understand? They can protest on their day off. Protest in all their interviews. Go on talk shows to protest. Not at work!! All the left does is hate, divide, and sew fear where none should exist. Without all the B.S. They have no reason to exist. That worthless Al Sharpton-prime example. He is insignificant without his fearmongering Patriotism, love of country, Unity. That is what all REAL Americans have

    October 11, 2017,5:28 pm

  7. Jerry

    What about 1st amendment rights to peaceful protest?

    October 11, 2017,4:08 pm

  8. Sagno

    Fire them all ungrateful fools try disrespecting Kim jung un in North Korea and they will be shredded by anti aircraft machine guns

    October 11, 2017,3:54 pm

  9. Matthew Atwater

    Fire the ungrateful bastards and have them get a JOB.

    October 11, 2017,1:16 pm

  10. Kathryn Dennis

    Absolutely not! ! way over paid and no respect ..kpd

    October 11, 2017,10:49 am

  11. Dan

    Not only no, HELL NO! No entertainment enterprise should receive taxpayer dollars. If they cannot be self sufficient, they should go belly up.

    October 11, 2017,9:22 am

  12. Edna Lewis-Rowell

    If they can’t stand for our Anthem or Salute the Flag of our Nation they don’t belong here! Our TAX DOLLARS SHOULD NOT BE SUPPORTING ENTERTAINMENT MILLIONAIRES!

    October 11, 2017,8:24 am

  13. Edna Lewis-Rowell

    If they can’t stand for our Anthem or Salute the Flag of our Nation they don’t belong here!

    October 11, 2017,8:23 am

  14. john j

    If most of these players from other countries did that in the countries they came from, they would have been taken right off the field and shot.That’s why they are here and not back there.

    October 11, 2017,7:12 am

  15. Charles Ching

    NFL and Players making millions of dollar. Why are the Tax Payers funding them? What about the American people getting a break. Something is seriously wrong with Congress.

    October 11, 2017,6:01 am

  16. Senoth

    Those tax dollars should be going to our small schools for tools to learn good trade skills, Give the best Education for one and all alike!

    October 11, 2017,4:04 am

  17. Bill Johnson

    Why should these multi-million dollars players get a cent of hard-earned tax payer money ? It has been said that players careers are short and they may sustain injuries. That may be true but compare them to the US military whose careers may be short, face much more deadly injuries while getting paid what amounts to minimum wages !

    October 11, 2017,2:23 am

  18. Sheila

    No snowflakes allowed!

    October 11, 2017,2:01 am

  19. Dave Chambers

    Not one cent should come from taxpayers. They want a stadium, take it from each players handouts (their overpay). We are paying for a place for them to play a game for millions, and then charge us again at a high cost to watch them disrespect every hard working American who actually loves this country and respects the true meaning behind the Flag and Anthem for their “cause.” While I served my country for over 20 years being shot at, blown up, while living in horrible conditions didn’t make $40K a year while not seeing family for almost a year at a time. There are millions that have done this, or work their butts off doing hard, honest work picking up garbage, highway work, police officers, firefighters, etc. which actually helps all Americans. They go play a game, disrespect every American who understands what the Flag and Anthem means. None of them know what earning respect means. I have not one ounce of respect for anyone who use the rest of us because they believe they are owed something. As far as I’m concerned, I can live just fine without an existence of the NFL. I love and played football after I graduated high school but don’t need it from these disrespectful fools. I get much more pleasure of watching Peewee, junior high and high school games. They play the “game” as it is to be played. Fun, teamwork, and fitness. NFL players lost that when they became pros and only play for our money. You want to play, then until you learn respect for others and country, you should have to pay for EVERYTHING associated with the sport right down to your jock stap. Respect us or shut up.

    October 10, 2017,9:14 pm

  20. Joseph Kiesznoski

    They should of never had that right, they want a stadium, They pay for it, If we built it We the people get all the money the stadium generates , not them.

    October 10, 2017,8:39 pm

  21. Robert

    No more money to the stadiums, NO MORE!

    October 10, 2017,8:22 pm

  22. Robert

    I agree with you Phillip 100%.

    October 10, 2017,8:19 pm

  23. Phillip S Fivgas

    Definitely, the government should never have subsidized an entertainment with taxpayer money. FoxNews article, September 28, 2017, states that $7,000,000,000 of taxpayer money was given to the NFL to subsidized building stadiums in several cities over the last two decades, Google it people. That includes Dallas, the so-called “America’s Team.” The American workers of this country need to raise a real protest and kneel before the True and Living God and ask forgiveness. Haters of God, baby killers, and sodomites, love to party and tailgate, and that isn’t no joke, while the unknown soldier dying or being maimed while serving their country gets no respect from arrogant and rebellious millionaire disrespecters of our flag, (that can run around putting up fist to the people who come to watch a game and call those of us who have this loyalty, “white supremist, racist…you name it. Whose dividing the nation? Turn off your TVs and put away your sports emblems and lauding of athletes and movie stars, “take up your cross,” bear it. Write your congress-person and your President. Ask them how it every got this way and look at what you spend your hard-earned money on because you might not have a job if the immigration reform doesn’t take effect and the rich keep taking all their money and jobs to China, and the “globalist” countries of this world trying to take over and change our country…”For the people”. One world government is the equivalent of the peoples attempt to build the Tower of Babel, read all about it in the Old Testament. There are borders for a reason and God will never stand for an unrighteous One World Government. And the so-called Pilgrims of the Mayflower were not “illegal aliens” attempting to kill off Native Americans, the exact opposite. This country was born of virtue and designed to bring honor to the Great I AM, Jesus the Christ. False is hope in any man, especially people raised in Indonesia. A country that has burned more Christian churches in one year than what you can imagine, (over 400 in some years). And I’m sorry but those born outside our borders coming from Mexico, Central and South American countries, and even Canada, do not have the same values and heritage as these United States. Sorry, this isn’t PC time folks. The true American culture of the USA is under full attack, not from just outside the border but inside. We have a whole subculture in Washington, DC that is subverting this country and all it has stood for these 200+ years, some even call themselves “conservative”. The communist experience was first tested here in the great state of Indiana, in the 1800s, check out. They wiped out quickly but plotted from there to teach all your children what they believed was the way to take over the government. I read tist in a book called the NEA: The Trojan Horse in American Education, Samuel Blumenfeld, (not sure if CBC sells it). Read it people. And how about this book I read from CBC over 20 years ago, Basic Communism by Clarence B. Carson, a University of Alabama professor. I read somewhere back then that every child should not be allowed to graduate from high school here in the USA without having read it first. Nobody is going to give you a test people but the communist-socialist will take over the government if they have an opportunity and they work, talk, and act just like those people you all are calling liberal, left, and Democrat. These are all “euphemisms”. Please start calling them what they are. People we need to come together to express our displeasure with people we have been electing to run our country. Take a stand and tell Trump to stop it, “Drain the Swamp.” And pray to God that He will have pity and mercy on our sinful nation. Remember all you people, the LORD forms light and creates darkness, “causing well-being (peace) and creating calamity (evil): I am the LORD who does all these.” (Isaiah 45:7) Read your Bibles and plea with the Lord to give you HIs grace and mercy, like He did in creating these United States. Pray He give you His Wisdom, Jesus Christ, and you be born again. Pray He give you His Hope of an eternal salvation, His Peace that passes all understanding, His joy that is unspeakable, His Faith that is never shaken but can move mountains. And most of all pray for His Agape, His supernatural love that none of us have, “no not one” of us, that you may answer all your crosses, your trials and tribulations of this earth, this world, this country…with love. Pray and plead with Him. PTL! PS: “Read my lips”, no more new taxes is fooy, seek His righteousness FIRST! And you should be able to see what He is doing. Not only in this country but around the globe. And don’t settle for the Fascist Muslims and “legalism” to the maximum either. They are still at full-speed ahead with coming to this country to take over. No person saves themselves from this world. Only by the grace of Jesus Christ are we saved. PERFECT! PTL! Be thankful you are an American and show it. True humility is a sign of true repentance unto God our Creator.

    October 10, 2017,8:06 pm

  24. Huy Vu

    We never should use taxpayers money for any private enterprizes! I am fed up with California officers gave Elon Musk our hard earn taxes money for his Green Car initiatives, tax credits, and privilege parking space in public for electricar. Increasing gas taxes for roads which electricar car uses but pay less or none!
    Time for a Republican Governor of California, before California become a state of Mexico. Mexico get back their land because of our public officer’s stupidity.

    October 10, 2017,8:01 pm

  25. Fran Tatsch

    Every Taxpaying American should watch 10/8/17 The Next revolution’s Steve Hiltons Swamp Watch video: The National Football League.
    American Tax payers are being taken to the cleaners when you consider the tax money that funds the stadium, Roger Goodell’s annual salary of $35 million and the cost passed on to us for family tickets, a hotdog and pop in the range of $300 per game in nosebleed seats!!
    If these entertainers never started disrespecting Our Flag, Our National Anthem and Our President on the American Taxpayers dime we would have never known about all of this.
    It’s kind of like Hillary. If she had stayed in her safe place none of the her misdeeds & manipulating fund would have come to the forefront of public knowledge. Now she is done but still refuses to accept responsibility just like Benghazi. Living a lie!

    October 10, 2017,7:57 pm

  26. Ricky Lide

    Tax payers should not be funding private owned enterprise’s..

    October 10, 2017,7:26 pm

  27. Bob H

    I will not watch one more NFL game until those AH’s respect our flag & national anthem!!

    October 10, 2017,7:14 pm

  28. Christopher Murano

    Unless this country is totally FUBAR, it’s time to stop supporting those that disrespect our flag, our country, our service personnel.

    October 10, 2017,7:05 pm

  29. Bruce Liss

    no money for the anti-American nfl

    October 10, 2017,6:59 pm

  30. Bruce Feher

    No more money for THUGS!

    October 10, 2017,6:49 pm

  31. Phil

    I’m glad to see everyone agrees !!!!!!

    October 10, 2017,6:48 pm

  32. Paul Omlor

    Players need to have a clause in their contract which tells them a certain percent of their salary goes into their teams stadium/team fund. If they get traded then they start paying the new team.

    October 10, 2017,6:33 pm

  33. Joseph Jackson

    They are multi million aires. They should pay for new stadiums when stadiums need updates not the tax payers.

    October 10, 2017,6:20 pm

  34. Douglas

    These protesters are jerks. I pledge to never watch them again. We know they are overpaid and taxpayers are providing beautiful stadiums for them to play in? This country has gotten some things screwed up. We need to give honor and respect to those who served so we can enjoy the freedom s provided. God Bless America. 2 Chronicles 7:14

    October 10, 2017,6:12 pm

  35. Rightsmite

    Tax payer MONEY SHOULD NEVER be used for ANY professional or college sports event. EMINENT DOMAIN should NEVER be used to take people’s homes to build a football stadium like JERRY JONES did. The owners are worth millions and the players make mullti millions every year. Tax payer money ?? HELL NO!! Tell these stupid anti American so called athletes to go to the country of their choice and see how that works out. We can live a long time without them !!! Good Riddance.

    October 10, 2017,6:10 pm

  36. Linda Schumacher

    Absolutely! I don’t see why they were ever funded with tax payer money. They make millions and billions of dollars and only the rich can afford to go. The taxpayers again pay for the wealthy!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you can fix this President Trump, the money could be used much, much better!!!

    October 10, 2017,6:06 pm

  37. Marilyn Carrico

    Never should our hard earned tax dollars be used for sports, arena or any other entertainment venues! How much is the commissioner and coach get paid. We know that the jocks are way over paid> They can use their own money!!

    October 10, 2017,6:01 pm

  38. Dee

    Bill–We are not ignorant of the First Amendment. However, some of us were raised by World War II veteran fathers—and love of God and country is what we saw lived before us, on a daily basis, in good and bad times. And, too, our mothers would not tolerate us being disrespectful. P.S. Sulking was not allowed!

    October 10, 2017,5:59 pm

  39. Hal

    Don’t understand why they have it anyway

    October 10, 2017,5:53 pm

  40. Tom

    Why do this government fund go to all those wealthy people’s game? The vice president went to see it on the taxpayer’s cost. This cost can be used to offset some deficit.

    October 10, 2017,5:51 pm

  41. B.SnowConner0206

    Our state and Federal governments are so disconnected from the everyday working class American. State or Federal funds our tax money should never be used to fund any playground for the rich 1%. How bout using that money to help Americans buy homes? The owners of these NFL teams are filthy rich billionaires and multi millionaires why would our elected officials allow this?
    Because they get a cut of our taxes so insane I can think of many more important things to fund with our tax money.
    We middle America need a tax break lower our taxes NOW! And do not ever fund another NFL stadium again. WTF!!!

    October 10, 2017,5:49 pm

  42. Tom

    Why do this wealthy organisation need funding when ach player can earn more than one million per year? Whoever supported this funding also suggests collusion. This funding should have been used to somewhere that really needed it.

    October 10, 2017,5:47 pm

  43. Cheryl Williams

    If you are going to be stupid…you better be tough. Pull the funding! I don’t think tax-payer money should go to teams who don’t respect our flag or our nation. Just because you can, don’t mean you should! Horrible display against our country.

    October 10, 2017,5:30 pm

  44. Lynda

    Overpaid and privileged football players crying oppression😤😡🇺🇸

    October 10, 2017,5:29 pm

  45. Bill

    The teams should never have public funding to begin with unless owned by the city. Otherwise it is just a foolish expense.

    But punishing a team because of a protesting action during the national anthem is Anti-American.

    Weak nations run by dictators compel allegiance. In America if the government tries to compel someone to salute, or stand during the national anthem that violates the First Amendment.

    Too bad so many CBC commentors are ignorant of that fact.

    October 10, 2017,5:16 pm

  46. Ivy Rivard

    Why are we using public funds to subsidize these idiot Football Losers?Let them pay for stadiums out of their millions of dollars they get for playing football.

    October 10, 2017,5:15 pm

  47. Rose

    They should not only lose their stadium funding, but they should move to another country if they cannot salute our flag and stand for our national anthem and support the players that don’t stand for the national anthem. Good riddance.

    October 10, 2017,5:05 pm

  48. Jeffrey La Faver

    One thing Fergus, Nelson Rockefeller did more for NYS, then any Governor since, especially the DUMBYCRATS Carey, Coumo,Mario, Cuomo, Andrew, or any other elected Dumbycratic since.

    October 10, 2017,5:00 pm

  49. kathleen m austin

    God is good always!!!!!!

    October 10, 2017,4:58 pm

  50. Ronald Marini

    I spent 27 years in the military protecting your right to express yourself. Please don’t step on the flag I spent most of my life to protect.

    October 10, 2017,4:52 pm

  51. Phyllis Menniti-Lombardi

    It is the rule book to stand and respect our country during the National Anthem.If they protest against our Country, they should not play football in this Country, Shame on NFL for letting their playing protest.

    October 10, 2017,4:48 pm

  52. Joseph Hunt

    The NFL should never ever have received public funding with all the millions they make

    October 10, 2017,4:47 pm

  53. Fergus O'Reilly

    PLEASE remember that Roger Goodell is the son of one of the most liberal Republicans EVER, Charles E. Goodell, a political ally of Nelson A. Rockefeller!

    October 10, 2017,4:46 pm

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