Football players union seeks to block Limbaugh team purchase
In a case of the pot calling the kettle black, the Democratic party's rehabbed racist, the Rev. Al Sharpton is warning the National Football League not to sell the St. Louis Rams to radio host Rush Limbaugh according to Politico's Andy Barr.
Sharpton, who ran a mock campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination and became a major power within the organization well after he whipped up an anti white racist frenzy by supporting disturbed black adolescent Tawana Brawley's unfounded lurid accusations of brutal gang rape by white men including the prosecutor. It was also well after he whipped up anti white, anti Jewish racist and religious frenzy by supporting a bigoted mob to arson and more against a white Jewish owned store in Harlem. And it was well after numerous extortion attempts if he didn't get his way, and well after numerous other racist attacks, that he now opposes Limbaugh because
Limbaugh has been "anti-NFL" in his comments about several of the league's players, specifically naming Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.
In addition, Sharpton wrote that Limbaugh's "recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing."
Several black NFL players have stated they won't play on any team owned by Limbaugh. Quoted in the NY Daily News,
Mathias Kiwanuka and the Jets' Bart Scott made it clear Thursday that they would never play for the Rams or any team owned by the controversial conservative radio host.
"All I know is from the last comment I heard, he said in (President) Obama's America, white kids are getting beat up on the bus while black kids are chanting 'right on,'" Kiwanuka told The Daily News. "I mean, I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play."
The executive director of the NFL Players' Union, DeMaurice Smith, fired off an e mail to the union's executive committee opposing Limbaugh, according to ESPN:
"I've spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages. But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."
This sounds like a job for 2009 beer summit organizer and Nobel Peace Prize winner and his trusty Brooklyn religious aide, Al Sharpton, to solve.
And then everybody will just get along.