Unity is one of the most valuable assets a community can have, regardless of their size. The wife of the late world-famous Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle has come forward with a powerful message targeted at the NFL, and it is almost impossible to ignore.
Taya Kyle took to her Facebook to issue her challenge to the NFL players who are actively protesting the national anthem. In her statement she lets them know, “It was simple – we loved you and you loved us – with all of our races, religions and different backgrounds. Simplicity in a crazy world was pretty awesome. You, dear NFL, have taken that. You have lost me here,” according to Independent Journal Review.
Kyle’s message is simple. She wanted the players in the NFL to know that even though they are all protesting for “unity,” they are missing the point. The NFL prior to the protests already unified Americans.
She, like many other Americans, is tired of seeing NFL players protesting a message that is so diluted. The message they want to pass off does not need to be delivered; most Americans already celebrate unity in many different ways — including celebrating football games.
“You were doing your part and we were doing ours. We showed up cheering and groaning together to [sic] as one. We talked in the concession lines and commiserated and celebrated our team together,” Kyle said in her statement.
Her point is valid; Americans were already standing together. Win or lose, sports fans loved and stood by their teams. Race, religion, none of that was a factor.
It almost seems like this talk of “racism” is similar to that of horror icon Freddy Kruger. When the kids stopped talking about him, he was powerless.
Racism is similar in a lot of regards. Until Colin Kaepernick kneeled for the national anthem to fight racism, there were few instances where it was the center of discussion. Now, the media portrays it as a serious epidemic.
“Did it ever occur to you that you and we were already a mix of backgrounds, races, and religions? We were already living the dream you want, right in front of you,” Kyle said, pointing out that the utopia they are fighting so hard for was already here.
American Sniper wife reminds NFL that players and fans are diverse groups. Are these protests offensive to these already diverse groups?
If anything, their protests have divided us more than ever. Now people are not even talking about the game that used to bring us together; now it has become an entirely different monster.
She closed off her post on a serious note, as it relates to the death of her husband, Chris. This is the most important part of the message and one that NFL protesters need to read every morning when they wake up and think of protesting this great country and everything it stands for.
“You have a lot of strong guys, I am sure in the off season a lot of them could build some pretty big bridges if they care enough to do the hard work. That would involve getting off their knees and getting to work though. I can do it while I raise two kids as their only parent and work through the greatest pain of my life, let’s see if they can do it for the issues they say they care so much about.”