It’s Monday September 25, 2017, and this is The Daily Caller Reports.
Players around the NFL knelt, sat or even refused to come out of the locker room for the national anthem on Sunday in order to protest social inequality. Despite favorable media coverage, mainstream outlets forgot to mention one key factor: how much money those players actually make.
Case in point, the seventeen players who protested the anthem before the Jaguars-Ravens game in London have contracts totaling more than $448 million.
And that’s just from TWO OF THE TEAMS. More, from The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Robert Donachie:
Combing the total value of each players contracts adds up to a whopping $448,373,425, a figure greater than the gross domestic product of over a handful of the world’s nations.
ESPN reported that 10 Ravens players and roughly the same number of Jaguars players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London.
On the Jaguars sideline, Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, Malik Jackson, Tashaun Gipson, and Leonard Fournette.