Forget Kneeling! The Green Bay Packers Redesign The American Flag

Forget Kneeling! The Green Bay Packers Redesign The American Flag

Forget Kneeling! The Green Bay Packers Redesign The American Flag

The NFL lost quite a number of viewers and game attendees over the last couple of years when they caved in to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest. So you’d think that the teams would tread carefully through this season. Evidently the Green Bay Packer management didn’t get that memo. Yesterday, prior to the game, they rolled out a flag that is …not our American Flag. Is this the NFL’s new version of kneeling?

Yes folks, that is a flag. No, it’s not OUR flag. Instead it’s a flag with a red, white, and blue stripe and only 27 stars. 

Every American knows what the stars and stripes represent on the American flag: The 27 states that make up this country and the two original colonies.

Wait, what?

The Packers brought out an “American flag” for their pregame festivities ahead of Sunday’s game against the Bills, and it was missing a few stars and stripes…

Nope. This is not a joke. Heck, even one of the reporters with the ultra politicized ESPN noticed and said WTF??

I completely agree. This is NOT our Flag. I don’t know what the Green Bay Packers management was thinking, but they have obviously NOT been paying attention to all the backlash from football fans regarding how Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling schtick has served to fracture America’s pride in our country, and our Flag.

Michael, I completely appreciate your father’s service. But let me ask you something. Can you please point out exactly WHAT Colin Kaepernick sacrificed when he kneeled?

Sure, he’s not throwing a football during a game, but is that sacrifice? We already have multiple reports of him turning down offers from other teams prior to and after his kneeling gambit. Did he put his entire life on the line as Strahan says he did? I don’t think so. I mean seriously, does putting your entire life on the line lead to a major serious of paid Nike ads?

Yeah, that’s not a whole life on the line. You know what really sucks about this flag maneuver by the Green Bay Packers yesterday? It was also the same day as we honor our Gold Star Mothers.

Yes indeed. It was a day where we honor the mothers, fathers, and families of those who gave their all to keep our Republic safe. A day where this flag, OUR FLAG truly means Duty, Honor, Country.

Photo Credit: Pixabay via Farmers Almanac

Instead the Green Bay Packers organization rolled out this…thing.

It’s a really good question. You see, the NFL in all their politically correct infinite “wisdom” decided that the only way to let NFL players kneel but make sure their season ticket holders and viewers wouldn’t walk was the following

A. coordinate with the media to ensure that our National Anthem would not be shown on live TV thus ensuring no cut aways to any players who might kneel

B. Make sure the NFL flag waves like BIGLY!!

C. Let those who want to kneel stay in the locker room so no one will yell at them

The kneeling protests have been bad enough, but for Green Bay to roll out a redesigned flag??

It’s kind of like they were saying Hey! Here’s a new flag! No kneeling necessary. Instead, we’ll just trot out a new and improved flag that has zero bearing on our actual FLAG and everyone will love it!

I. Don’t. Think. So.

Here’s the thing, Green Bay’s owners are the season ticket holders. They are the only team with a public form of ownership. That team is beholden to it’s ticket owners on a major scale. So I have to wonder, how many of the Green Bay Packers owners approve of the message that was sent yesterday?

I certainly hope the majority of Packer ownership does NOT approve and is ripping the team management a new one for this idiocy. Because right now, the Green Bay Packers organization screwed the pooch on this one.

Feature Photo Credit: Pixabay via Farmers Almanac

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25 Comments
  • GWB says:

    Have the Packers responded, at all? Was this an attempt at a historical reference?
    It looks similar to one of the 9/11 remembrance flags.
    Given the history in our country of numerous flags (it took how many years for there to even be a legal, single standard?) I won’t worry about this.

    But, the 27 stars does make me wonder. (Trump won 30 states, so it can’t be that.)

    • Neo says:

      These are the 27 states now challenging Obamacare in federal: Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, South Dakota, Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Alaska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine, Iowa, Wyoming, Kansas and Virginia.

    • Inkpad says:

      For Christ sake bring out a confederate flag show you’ve got a pair

  • Formerly known as Skeptic says:

    Looks like a 5-year-old’s drawing of an American flag based on another 5-year-old’s description: “It’s blue, and white and red, with stripes! And there are a bunch of white stars on the blue part, all lined up straight!”

    WTH!

  • Abaraxas says:

    Oh good grief. Look up the ‘Falling Water’s Crest’ on the very first Wisconsin state flag (27 stars in 1848, the first crest the bars went across instead of down.) This was a tribute to their very first state crest when then entered statehood.

    • McGehee says:

      Perhaps someone ought to have said so.

    • PlainBill says:

      Don’t think so, Abaraxas – what I see looks like the standard Union Shield, stars on horizontal blue field across the top, 13 red and white stripes below that vertically. Perhaps you have a link to what you’re thinking of?

    • HarvardR says:

      And if you Google/Bing “Falling Water’s Crest” (I cut and pasted, just to make sure), you get a butt load of pics of “Falling Waters” (the FLW building). So what’s your point? I think you’re either full of sh!t or have left the wrong search terms.Clarify.

      • Randy Wilde says:

        I found some info… the 1st Wisconsin Infantry fought in the Battle of Falling Waters in the Civil War. Haven’t found that image, though. Maybe there are other regimental crests not at the site below?

        http://www.wisconsinbattleflags.com/units-flags/1st-wisconsin.php

        Although… except for the stars, it looks like the flag of the Netherlands. Maybe the People who came up with that flag thought Wisconsin was part of that country, and that information somehow made it to the Clinton campaign two years ago, explaining anciLlary didn’t campaign there.

        • Randy Wilde says:

          Meh… autocorrupt I saw right after I clicked on post… “explaining anciLlary” should be “explaining why Hillary”.

    • 5JimBob says:

      Thanks for that. Context always helps – and always seems to come too late

    • GWB says:

      I can’t find anything like it on duckduckgo.
      If you have a link, please share!

    • Steve White says:

      So I looked it up — can’t find it. Wiki, Google, etc. You’ll have to provide a link.

  • david says:

    If France had settled the Colonies
    that is what our flag today might have looked like.
    But they didn’t and, thank goodness, it doesn’t.

  • Skyler says:

    It’s just a bit of flag themed bunting, the likes of which have been used for well over a century. People are over reacting.

  • Carolyn says:

    Here’s the Packers response:
    Green Bay Packers used banners instead of flag before, but won’t do it again:
    https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/10/01/packers-used-banners-instead-flag-before-during-national-anthem/1488835002/

    “The banner used during Sunday’s pregame ceremony supplemented the three U.S. flags on the roof of the stadium and the flag carried by the color guard on the field,” Popkey said.

    “We’ve used such displays from time to time in the past when other pregame elements take up a significant portion of the field. To avoid causing confusion, we will not be using such displays in the future.”

    • GWB says:

      Well, that’s what some of us thought.
      If they hadn’t done the 3 rows of stars, it might not have been mistaken.

      But, then again, some on the right are just as quick to form outrage over a perceived slight as many on the left are. Seems to be a human thing.

  • J'hn1 says:

    Years back, residents of Green Bay could also buy a single share of Packers stock, with the proviso that if you moved away you you must sell it back to them at purchase price (IIRC $100). Not always enforced, as long as the shareholder did not vote said stock against the board, or take public positions against whatever the board supported. Greta VanSusterin used to brag on her Fox show how she was still a shareholder and I suspect living in D.C. it was not practical to return for home games.

  • Jeff Powell says:

    Hey, maybe they are trying out designs for the flag of Pacifica, the proposed new leftwing country comprised of California, Oregon, and Washington. Of course, if that’s the case there are too many stars, but maybe the stars represent genders, not states.

    I can always hope…

  • Francisco d'Anconia says:

    It’s the French flag, the stars are bullet holes from jihadi AK-47s…Je suis Charlie

  • Matt says:

    I am never watching the NFL again. I am a VET and am totally sick of them all!!!!!

  • Mike says:

    I THINK THIS IS DISGRACE THE GREEN BAY FANS AND EVERYONE SHOULD PROTESTS THIS FLAG , MY FLAG REPRESENTS FREEDOM THIS FLAG COVERED MANY COFFINS WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR OUR FREEDOM I THINK THEY SHOULD BOO WHEN THEY ROLL OUT THERE FLAG GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR VETERANS AND THERE FAMILIES THE GREENBAY MANAGEMENT SHOULD Be ASHAMED GIVING IN TO The OVER PRICE PLAYERS

  • john says:

    Bullshit by them both

  • asdgasgffs says:

    You’re missing the point. You realize why they did it right? Because they didn’t want the liberal states to be on the flag. The left lost its collective mind. They take a knee during our national anthem because they think the police are racist, but they ignore the fact that most crimes in the U.S. are done by poverty stricken black people. Look at Michael Brown. People say he was gunned down by police for being black, but actually he had an extensive criminal record and was caught ON CAMERA robbing a convenience store earlier that day, and was seen on camera charging at police officers. So, what, the police aren’t allowed to arrest criminals anymore? Also, the irony that the left is mocking Republicans for thinking the votes in Florida were illegitimate when the liberal media went on a TWO YEAR campaign bitching about Trump and Russia everyday. Anyone who thinks that a whole electoral process was altered by a “hack” is fucking stupid. If anything we interfere in Russia’s elections! Look at what we did to get Yeltsin into office. We funded his campaign by many millions of dollars, because we wanted the “democratic” candidate to get in, but Yeltsin was by far the worst choice for Russia. He was an alcoholic (look it up) and was drunk in public almost everyday. Also, while we Republicans don’t like it when democrats win, at least we don’t whine and bitch about it like democrats do when we win. When Bush won, liberals bitched that it was illegitimate. When Reagan won, liberals bitched that it was illegitimate, and now that Trump won liberals are having another hissy fit. Hillary sucked, she was a terrible candidate. I even read the DNC emails and even people in her own party thought she was terrible. One even said that while they don’t like Trump, Trump represented someone honest, who was in touch with the people and wanted to do what he felt was the right thing, regardless of what other people think. To many democrats, Hillary represented the establishment and big business. Lots of Democrats didn’t vote because they were disappointed that Bernie was kicked out of the race, and when Hillary lost, instead of losing with grace, Democrats fucking cried, made “cry rooms” on campuses, and even wrote articles like ‘how to cope with the results of the election.” Get the fuck over it, and fuck Nike for capitalizing on all of this.

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