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#NoKaepernickNoNFL - Boycott NFL Games If Colin Kaepernick Doesn't Play This Season

Note: This petition is STILL ongoing... On August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the National Anthem before the 3rd preseason game of the upcoming 2016 NFL season. Right after the game, he told NFL Media why he sat during the anthem, prompting his now-famous statement: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." Never before, since the great Muhammad Ali's refusal to serve in Vietnam in 1967, has an athlete taken such a direct stance highlighting the injustices of people of color -- and just like Ali, the reaction to Kaepernick's stance has been met with passionate responses, often times divided by the color line. Since that statement, Kaepernick "upgraded" his protest to a knee, announced a plan to donate $1 million to the charities that focused on racial issues (which he followed through), had great support from some of his teammates, NFL colleagues, athletes from all sports levels (starting from junior high), and fans by taking a knee during anthems. Best of all, Kaepernick's protest made the conversation about "racial/police brutality" front-page for the large part of the NFL season, a feat never done before in its history. Because he needed to start, Kaepernick also restructured his contract during the 2016 season, taking away the final 4 years and reworking it into a 2-year deal (with a 1-year player option) -- allowing him to leave after the season if he chooses, which he did. Since then, no one has offered Colin Kaepernick, a Super Bowl QB just a few years ago, a NFL job despite cries from NFL Players and analysts, both black and white. He also has a better Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) than half the backup quarterbacks signed right now. This shows that the NFL Owners are not willing to bring Kaepernick into their team because -- according to many fans -- he is a "distraction". A man who protested because of injustices towards people of color is pretty much blackballed in a league that is 70% Black. If you are appalled by this, then show your power by boycotting the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed to a team. This means to not watch any games, no social media comments about your favorite team before/during/after the games, don't attend the stadiums, and don't buy any merchandise which represents the league or your favorite team. We understand the NFL is very important to you. We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch. Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America -- where "all men are created equal" -- treats people of color, then your loved ones, friends, and children will eventually be affected as well. Finally, this situation really shines a light on how much the NFL really cares about its Black athletes. It's pretty much: Play for us, entertain us, make us money, and shut up. Here's a video of someone explaining the true meaning of the National Anthem: Click here --------------------- Since we reached our initial goal of 100,000 signatures, here's a pic of the 32 NFL Owners we already mailed.  Our new goal is 1 MILLION signatures by the start of the NFL Regular Season. Afterwards, we will mail every NFL Sponsor (all 37 of them) a letter asking them to reconsider their relationship with the league. NFL Sponsors are listed below (the CEOs) : Gatorade & Pepsi & Quaker - Indra K. Nooyi Anheuser-Busch - João Castro Neves USAA - Stuart Parker Bose - Bob Marseca Marriott - Arne M. Sorenson Xbox & Microsoft - Satya Nadella News America - Martin Garofalo SAP - Bill McDermott McDonalds - Steve Easterbrook New Era - Chris Koch Nike - Mark Parker Extreme Networks - Ed Meyercord Nationwide - Steve Rasmussen TD Ameritrade - Tim Hockey Zebra - Anders Gustafsson Dannon - Emmanuel Faber  Hyundai - Kyung Soo Lee EA Sports - Andrew Wilson VISA - Alfred F. Kelly Jr Campbell’s Soup - Denise M. Morrison FedEx - Frederick W. Smith Frito-Lay - Thomas R. Greco Mars Snackfood - Grant F. Reid Dairy Management, Inc. - Thomas Gallagher SiriusXM - James E. Meyer Under Armour - Kevin Plank Bridgestone - Gordon Knapp Ticketmaster - Michael Rapino Procter & Gamble - David S. Taylor Verizon - Lowell C. McAdam Barclays - Jes Staley Papa John’s - John Schnatter Castrol - Mandhir Singh Ford - James Hackett #NoKaepernickNoNFL  P.S.: If you already have a NFL package (Sunday ticket, etc.)...please cancel / unsubscribe. Also make this your new profile pic.

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221,327 supporters
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Petitioning Roger Goodell

NFL Should Allow A "No Call" To Be Challenged By Coaches

The NFL owes it to their fans to provide them with fairly officiated football games.  Too often outcomes of games are decided by "Missed" or "No Calls" that clearly should have been called.  Why even have such a sophisticated Replay System to not be able to use it to make sure calls that need to be made are?  As lovers of the sport of football, we ask that you, Mr. Goodell, implement a rule where an NFL Head Coach would be allowed to challenge a missed or no-call on a "Helmet to Helmet" hit or a blatant "Pass Interference" and if the challenge is won, an appropriate penalty is rendered, thus correcting an outcome determining factor in realtime.  A prime example is the 2019 Championship Game in New Orleans where a New Orleans Saints player received a helmet to helmet hit, with a referee looking on, but no penalty was called, thus directly impacting the results and costing a team a shot in the Super Bowl.  In addition, allowing the opposing player to get away with a hit that could be life threatening to another player in a worse case scenario.  Occurances like this are an utter disrespect to the sport, and most of all to the fans who spend billions of dollars in support of our beloved teams.  There needs to be realtime checks and balances on referees, as they are running checks and balances in realtime on the game in progress.  Another option would be to have a referee off-field specifically using replay technology to oversee the calls and with the authority to relay a missed call to the refs on the ground who might not have caught it.  Mr. Goodell, please consider these changes.  The players and fans deserve it.

Latonya Williams
47,501 supporters
Petitioning Roger Goodell

NFL to meet our demands or we BOYCOTT!!! The Saints were robbed of Super Bowl berth.

On January 20, 2019, during the NFC Championship game, Head Referee Bill Vinovich and his crew failed to penalize two blatant offenses from the Los Angeles Rams defensive back Robey-Coleman. This directly resulted in the loss of a Super Bowl berth for the New Orleans Saints.  These no-call penalties by the referees cost the New Orleans Saints team members, the team franchise, local businesses, the City of New Orleans, and the State of Louisiana lost revenue and a lost legacy. Furthermore, this seemingly willful disregard for the rules of the game has de-legitimized Super Bowl 53 and the 2018 season National Championship game, and has tarnished fan perception of the National Football League and its referees. Until NFL league changes are made, as set forth below, we commit to boycotting the Super Bowl and the NFL, resulting in their lost market share and revenue. HOW TO MAKE IT RIGHT: 1) Re-play the Saints vs. Rams game, beginning at the point of these legacy-changing no-call penalties. The NFL Commissioner has the authority to make this decision based on such an unfair act, according to Rule 17, Section 2. 2) Make no-call penalties and penalties challengeable by coaches, using the same guidelines and allowances that currently exist for a coaches' challenge, AND if the play occurs within the final two minutes of the game, the play undergoes an automatic booth review. The first of the two obvious offenses by Robey-Coleman that the referees neglected to call was a pass interference penalty. The second missed penalty was a helmet-to-helmet personal foul, which luckily did not result in injury to Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis. Either of these penalties would have placed the Saints at first and goal with only 1 min 49 sec left in the game. This was an egregious and unacceptable disregard of rules and safety set forth by the NFL. *It should be noted that among the referees who officiated in this game, several live in Southern California near Los Angeles. The no-call offenses occurred in the vicinity of down judge Patrick Turner, from Los Angeles, and side judge Gary Cavaletto, from Santa Barbara, CA.

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