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And yet they make their powerful statements, the consequences be damned. In the not-too-distant future they could be the next NFL players shunned by owners and executives who don’t want to deal with the “distraction,” as if speaking for millions of voiceless, disenfranchised Americans qualifies as one.Jerseys For Sale.Remember, Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall took a knee for the anthem last season and then was dumped by two local sponsors. For most NFL players, banking the endorsement money and the seven-figure wages and remaining silent on social issues would be the safe play. Many are volunteering for the tough stuff instead. They’re shining a spotlight on everyday inequities that confront black Americans in our economic, educational and justice systems, and they’re doing so in a sport governed by white billionaires and a league culture that strongly encourages 24/7 conformity.Cheap NFL Jerseys China.
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