Some People Are Just Ignorant
…kneeling on two knees? Gasp!!
First, this is the most I’ve ever written about sports, but oh well, I’m learning more and more…
Anyways, there was this piece of news on the wire…
As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 35,000 people had signed a petition to remove a Ray Lewis statue from the Baltimore…sports.yahoo.com
A petition to remove a statue? What’s this about?
As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 35,000 people had signed a petition to remove a Ray Lewis statue from the Baltimore Ravens’ stadium, after Lewis knelt during the national anthem before a game with current Ravens players last Sunday.
The petition on Change.org was started by Eric Moniodis of Hydes. He wrote: “To kneel during (the national anthem) is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting. I will not stand for that kind of disrespect towards our country, especially from a legend such as Ray Lewis.” Many people obviously agreed, since the petition grew quickly.
So, I go and look for the picture of this gentleman, Ray Lewis. And this is what I found…
Really people? How woefully ignorant are you?
I could tell he was kneeling in prayer! Duh!!!
Lewis explained he was praying when he dropped to both knees during the anthem. He said on “Inside the NFL” that he went down on both knees to “simply honor God in the midst of chaos.” Lewis told 105.7, “I’m not in the protesting business.”
So here is a tutorial.
People on one knee protesting…
Some protesters take a knee outside Bank of America Stadium as the national anthem is sung prior to an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. The protesters all dropped to one knee as many NFL players have been doing for weeks to call attention to issues, including police shootings. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
Now people on TWO knees praying…
In this March 5, 1965 file photo, about 150 African Americans pray along a roadside near Camden, Ala. after they were stopped by the mayor and deputies from marching into the city to demonstrate against voting laws. (AP Photo/File)
Honestly, some people are just too STUPID to recognize the difference.