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Sports reporter Jason Whitlock slams NFL for playing black national anthem: ‘Cowardice at its highest level’

"This is the NFL jumping the shark and saying we quit being who we said we are. We are now something else, because our money’s on the line and we don’t stand for the values we said we stood for.”

Jason Whitlock, a sports journalist for Outkick.com, appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday to blast the NFL over reports that the league is going to play the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” along with the “Star Spangled Banner” before games.

Whitlock held nothing back as he blasted the leadership of the NFL for submitting to Black Lives Matter, which he slammed as “a Marxist political organization,” calling the move “cowardice at its highest level.”

“The NFL will run off a nice, fat chunk of its audience and will never be seen the same again because of the failure of leadership throughout the NFL,” Whitlock said. “There’s no way you can do any homework on Black Lives Matter and not see that it’s a Marxist political organization. It’s not about black deaths. It’s not about black men. It is a political move, it is a communist political move.”

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“For those people that stand on religious values, and this is where I say just a failure of men, I’ve seen many of these guys that claim their Christianity and their religious beliefs— do they understand Black Lives Matter, communist Marxism is antireligious? This is a historic failure of men and leadership. This is cowardice at its highest level,” he added. “This is the NFL jumping the shark and saying we quit being who we said we are. We are now something else, because our money’s on the line and we don’t stand for the values we said we stood for.”

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Not stopping there, Whitlock also went after the NFL team owners who have turned on the country that made them all so wealthy. “All of them—cowards, not standing up for what they believe in,” he said. “America has made them filthy rich and some of the most powerful people on the planet, and they’re unwilling to defend the values they built their business on and the country that has enriched them incredibly. I mean, across the board, Tucker, politically in the sports world, I’m looking at men fall out of cowardice, I’m looking at women fall out of cowardice. It’s pervasive throughout this country.”

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