In an interview with Chron, Jesse Jackson explained that NFL players kneeling for the anthem is exactly like the Civil Rights Movement.
He went on to explain how team owners are just like plantation owners and the multi-millionaire football players are just like slaves. The solution? More protests!
“I understand there were some other things said that were just as bad from other owners. They have kind of a plantation mentality. The players are objectified in some sense. Mr. McNair is a product of the South. They act like he’s a victim or misunderstood, but those players have made him a wealthy man,” said Jackson.
“Mr. McNair said he’s sorry, but he also said what he said in an uninhibited way when he’s in a private meeting with the other owners. There should be some kind of sanctions. Other owners heard him talk that way and they shouldn’t condone that kind of talk,” said Jackson, in reference to McNair saying “can’t let the inmates run the prison.” McNair apologized and said his comments weren’t meant to be taken literally.
“Blacks and whites couldn’t have played together and stayed together and celebrated together. If not for the civil rights movement, you couldn’t have had that team in Houston. We were successful in our protests and the walls came down,” said Jackson. Is he an idiot?