By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter
OAKLAND, CA.-The President of the United States of America is trying to continue the perceived conflict between the National Football League, the league fans, the league players, and the military. Former Forty Niner quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not back down off of his collusion grievance against the National Football League, the political and social collision is inevitable, the result catastrophic for the NFL.     
The President, the media, and American still do not want to discuss the third stanza of our National Anthem, a diversion from the issues are becoming the norm with this administration and the United States.
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The National Anthem’s Third stanza
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Americans do not want to talk about the unarmed Black men being shot and killed each day or how white people are calling the police on African Americans for minor issues that could be solved with a simple conversation with the common reframe-“I feared for my life”. This simple act could turn into a death sentence for Black Americans if one party loses their cool, temper, and demeanor.  
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June 5th The World Champion Philadelphia Eagles were going to the White House to celebrate their victory. It did not happen; the president disinvited the green and white after he was informed that only 10 players would have shown up, just as he disinvited the National Basketball Association Champion Golden State Warriors a year earlier.  
Many of the African American players did not want to have a discussion with this president. Why?  Some of the residents of the United States and the current president refuse to address the real issues at hand. The issues of police brutality, racial equality, and justice. These are the issues Colin Kaepernick and other socially conscious players are bringing forth.
 This president continues to try to change the narrative of the kneeling football players protest. Citing that these players are disrespecting the flag, our country, our military, and by not standing for the national anthem, not saying a word about the racial issues Mr. Kaepernick and other players have brought forth… The president turned the Eagles meeting into a White House “Celebration of America.” 
Meanwhile, the military has stated time and time again that kneeling was a form of respect which the president has continued to ignore and tried to exploit this fact.
If you keep stating the sky is green, the sky is green; the sky is green, knowing the sky is blue. Maybe, just maybe, the sky becomes green, this is the tactic of this president has taken.
A recent poll makes it clear what this is about; The Yahoo Sports/YouGov:-
That’s the percentage who indicated that NFL players who kneel in protest aren’t being unpatriotic by doing so. The poll split along ideological lines; 70 percent of self-identified Republicans say that the players are indeed unpatriotic, and white voters split 46-46 percent on the issue, but all other parties, gender, education, age, and racial groups fell into the “not unpatriotic” category. African American fans overwhelming sided with the players by 85% and Colin Kaepernick. Latin fans also stated players have this right by 68%.
So Americans of color understand and agree with Colin Kaepernick and this president is riding against the tidal wave of freedom and justice.
The President instead invited the Philadelphia Eagle organization and their fans to the White House lawn with the Army and Marines military bands playing American patriotic songs. What the president did not see on the lawn was one a gentleman spotted kneeling during the National Anthem, not a word. This current political spin has gone out of control because the media also refuses to address the issues at hand.
The Fox propaganda machine, oh, I mean news network, tried to continue the kneeling football players – national anthem false narrative with photos of Philadelphia Eagles kneeling on the field. But what they did not tell the public was that they (players) were praying at the end of a game which Christian players do after each game in brotherhood. 
The Fox News Network stated they were kneeling when the national anthem was being played, another lie, another diversion. The Fox News Channel was called on it and had to apologize to the American public,,,, be careful, be very careful what you ask for.
A day later June 6 Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James and Golden State Warrior Steph Curry confirmed that the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will not be going to White House after the National Basketball Association Championship.
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What the president has done has most likely ended professional championship teams going to see the president in Washington after winning their titles. This was a tradition that goes back 40 years with President Ronald Reagan and the Notre Dame National Title Football team. This president is trying to take the joy out of winning a championship just because they have people of color with them, just because they don’t agree with him politically, just because he can.
Hey! Have you notice how he does not play games with the lady champions because he does not even ask them to the White House. Why? Because the strong Black women of the WNBA would not tolerate or accept this mess the president has created. Why? Because American women are tired of his sexism.
Next and last, The Kaepernick legal team sent legal papers to the White House. Now, this is getting interesting: tying the president to the NFL. When this happens all hell will break loose, because it will expose the possible collusion between the NFL, the president, and the networks.
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian, Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston, Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network, Disabled Community Activist. Email
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