The Reverend Jackson Compares NFL Players to Cotton Ball Pickers

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from Rush Limbaugh,

RUSH: Some headlines: “NFL Losing Viewers at Alarming Rate But Faces Limits on its Response.” Colin Kaepernick just went out and hired a publisher. Hillary Clinton’s publisher just gave Kaepernick a book deal.

“NFL Losing Viewers at Alarming Rate…” Again, they don’t know why they’re losing viewers; they’re so obstinate about this, they don’t know why. They are dead wrong assuming why they’re losing viewers. They think it’s because of other competition for leisure-time dollars.

They don’t stop to think how many leisure time dollars it requires (chuckles) to be an NFL fan these days, not to mention the anthem controversy and the fact that the players are the ones taking action that’s driving people away. I mean, how do you square that? It’s the players people show up to watch, not the owners. Speaking of which, Reverend Jackson has weighed in, and I think the Reverend Jackson may need some clinical help.

JACKSON: All of the free agents around the world owe their wages and their — and their benefits to Curt Flood, who paid the price of rebelling against the system of oppression. In many ways, it — it is oppressive. They go from picking cotton balls to picking footballs and basketballs without freedom, is not very much progress. It’s just a — a lateral move. And what strikes me is that in football, the reason why some of the guys are standing when the president says fire them. And they’re talking about sons of bitches. These boys are not sons of bitches. They’re sons of mothers who have produced champions. They are not sons of bitches.

RUSH: All right. Now, but what did he just do? “You go from picking cotton balls to pickin…” Who picked cotton balls? Is he confusing that with boll weevils? You know, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. He says, “You go from picking cotton balls to picking footballs and basketballs without freedom is not much progress. It’s just a lateral move.” He is attacking three different industries under one general umbrella — professional sports — that have made African-American men exceedingly wealthy!

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