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Petitioning Roger Goodell, All 37 NFL Sponsors

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

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.

Unstripped Voice
200,848 supporters
Petitioning Roger Goodell

Pete Morelli should be banned from refereeing Philadelphia Eagles games

NFL Referee Pete Morelli has a clear and statistically obvious bias against the Philadelphia Eagles. Over the last four games that he has officiated that the Eagles were playing in, the Eagles were flagged a total of 40 times for 396 yards, while the Eagles opponent in those games were flagged a mere 8 times for 74 yards. This is unacceptable and puts the Philadelphia Eagles at a disadvantage. Preventing Morelli from refereeing Eagles games will result in a more trustworthy and honest NFL. This will benefit the entire league and keep all claims of conspiracy to a normal level. 

Will Philbrick
75,331 supporters
Petitioning NFL, Roger Goodell, FOX News, FOX Broadcasting Company

Get Troy Aikman and Joe Buck banned from announcing Green Bay Packer's games

This is a petition to get Joe Buck and Troy Aikman banned from announcing/commentating on the Green Bay Packers.  On behalf of the Green Bay Packers fans across the world, we would like action taken to prohibit them from giving their constant negative input about our team. We are sick of the biased announcing always coming from them.

Andrew Dorff
29,614 supporters
Petitioning Roger Goodell

Tell NFL not to take away players rights to free speech and expression

Dear NFL Commissioner: The National Anthem is supposedly symbolic of the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Are the NFL players not citizens of the "land of the free"?  Are the NFL players not "brave" as they have come together to protest the disproportionate abuse and deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police who go on to live their lives without impunity?  To ban players from using their visibility to inspire conversation about police brutality against anyone, but specifically, African-Americans, supports the idea that African-American lives have no value.  The protest is not an attempt to disrespect or dishonor our country or our armed forces especially since so many African-Americans have fought and died for this country.  The protest is not an attempt to disrespect honorable police.  The protest seeks to shed light on and bring to justice those entrusted with the badge but use it, without retribution, to bully, torture, beat, rape, and kill.  Not all NFL fans agree with forcing players to stand.  Support the players' right to free expression and demonstrate leadership in the face of adversity instead of siding with those who seek to silence the oppressed. Come up with a compromise and not an ultimatum.  

Freedom For All Americans
18,921 supporters
Closed
Petitioning NFL, Roger Goodell

Petition to Cancel Lady Gaga from 2017 NFL Halftime Show

Make your voice heard! The NFL has become a leftist propaganda machine, and we are not buying it anymore! From Bob Costa's gun control propaganda, to supporting Beyonce's black supremacy agenda at the 2016 Superbowl, and Kaepernick's failing knees, the NFL has alienated millions of ordinary everyday Americans. Yet they still can't seem to get the message for why their ratings have tanked. They blame it on everyone and everything, except for where the blame clearly lies..with themselves! Tell them loud and clear...WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE! We will refuse to participate in celebrating with someone who expresses hate for those who disagree with her, or the hate she expresses for President-Elect Trump. If they do not change the propaganda halftime show with angry leftist agitator Lady Gaga, we will continue to boycott the NFL, including their 2017 Superbowl, and related sponsors. 

Jay Wellman
16,621 supporters
Petitioning NFL, Roger Goodell, City of San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulkner, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot, Adam Day Citizens Stadium Advisory Group Chairman

Keep the Chargers Brand in San Diego and force Dean Spanos to change team name.

The San Diego Chargers has been a part of America's Finest City for 56 years. After the Spanos Family has burned bridge after bridge - between his business and the city, the fans, his coaches, his players, or his staff, he finally has decided to leave town and move to LA. Good riddance. It is agreed by San Diegans and Charger fans that Spanos is no longer welcome in San Diego, however, the San Diego Chargers have a very rich history of records and intellectual property that belong to the city. The Chargers brand belongs in San Diego, just like the Browns belong in Cleveland. Dean Spanos should be free to move his team and his business to LA, but he should NOT be allowed to take our history and all the goes along with being a Charger and Fan with him. The Chargers name should stay and belong to San Diego should we ever form another team and Dean Spanos should be forced to find a new team name in LA. For Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Browns_relocation_controversy

Steve Chang
7,386 supporters
Petitioning Roger Goodell

Repeal Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game Suspension (He's Innocent)

After the judicial system (nearly a year ago) ruled Ezekiel Elliott not guilty of domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (in attempts to spur controversy after receiving pressure from other NFL owners to suspend Elliott) suspended Dallas Cowboys All-Pro RB Ezekiel Elliott 6 games nearly 13 months after a false domestic violence report was made on Elliott on July 22, 2016. Thompson has made threats to Elliott to ruin his career, and Elliott's defense team has provided substantial evidence of texts made to Elliott from Thompson wishing to falsely accuse him of domestic violence against her. While many fans (particularly of the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins) will laugh at this petition, I firmly believe that this was an effort made by Goodell that was extremely incorrect and unjust. Something needs to be done about it. Commissioner Goodell, I wish that you consider other suspensions you have issued (such as a 1-game suspension to Josh Brown) and realize that you were extremely pressured into making a significant mistake in suspending an innocent player.

Sydney Moore
6,082 supporters
Petitioning NFL, Roger Goodell

Stop Blackballing Kaepernick!

Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed for exercising his First Amendment Rights and PEACEFULLY protesting police brutality. Fox News claims his current unemployment is completely due to ''football reasons''. However, according to ESPN.com his stats were better than Cam Newton, Eli Manning and Ryan Tannehill's. Another lame excuse they're using is Kaepernick's vegan diet. An executive unapologetically told Mike Freeman(Bleacher Report) that Kaepernick's protest were an embarrassment to football. This is the ONLY reason he has yet to be signed. Let's highlight some of Kaepernick's ''embarassing'' moments during this off-season: -Donated $25,000 to Black Youth Project, Urban Underground, Mothers Against Police Brutality, Causa Justa, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Gathering For Justice, Communities United for Police Reform, I Will Not Die Young Campaign, Black Veterans for Social Justice and 350.org, the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. He has also donated $50,000 to Meals On Wheels, which Trump made budget cuts to and the same amount to Love Army for Somalia campaign. He put his money where his mouth was as so many people urged him to. -Aside from financial assistance, he started the Know Your Rights Camp, donated 50 custom suits to the 100 Suits for 100 Men organization. He and his girlfriend Nessa Diab personally handed out suits to ex-prisoners outside of a New York probation office. He also donated his personal shoe collection to Bay Area homeless shelters and orphanages.  HOW EMBARRASSING RIGHT? NFL, ROGER GOODELL THIS PETITION WILL SERVE AS A WARNING TO HOW MANY LOYAL NFL FANS YOU WILL LOSE IF COLIN KAEPERNICK IS NOT SIGNED FOR THE 2017 SEASON. EACH NAME ON THIS PETITION VOWS TO BOYCOTT THE NFL UNTIL HE GETS HIS JOB BACK. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE A PLAYER BEING OSTRACIZED FOR SIMPLY BRINGING LIGHT TO THE MURDERS OF INNOCENT AMERICANS BY THE POLICE.         

Andrea @AYVEEGAN Diaz
4,256 supporters
Petitioning The National Football League, Roger Goodell

Where He Took a Knee on Our Behalves We Stand! Remove Kaepernick from NFL Black list NOW

Greetings Dear Friends, We have started this petition to stand beside a man, who has done nothing but display his humanity and compassion for his fellow man. Despite the possibility of losing everything that he has worked hard for, Collin Kaepernick showed great courage by standing for justice; he took a knee to highlight the plight of African Americans, who are routinely targeted by police disproportionately, and suffer under the constant threat of police brutality. Despite his own success, he decided that money would not stand above principle and he took a bold decision to exercise his right to protest in a peaceful and poignant manner. For this reason, We must create this petition to let the NFL know that Kaepernick's views on social justice should not disqualify him from doing his job; a peaceful demonstration for fair and balanced treatment in the justice system for African Americans, given the history of racial intolerance in America, is not a cause to black list someone. It is not only the most American thing that anyone can do, but it is also the most beautiful thing to lay your life down for people that possibly wouldn't understand or appreciate the depth of your sacrifice. Today we ask the NFL to do the right thing and remove Collin Kaepernick from your black list and allow him to finish off his career with the dignity he deserves as a tax paying American. He has worked hard to see his dreams come true  and the outrage taken against this young man's decision to stand for what is just and good is preposterous. Not only do better policing practices helps African Americans, but also the greater society on a whole. White America also benefits from ameliorating policing practices, so what is the big uproar and blacklisting about really?  We have put the League on notice today! We will not stand for this! Give Kaepernick the respect he deserves to exercise his constitutional rights without penalty.... it is his right and the world will be a better place for it.

Zara munroe
4,052 supporters
Petitioning NFL, Roger Goodell

Boycott NFL for disrespecting USA's Anthem

THE PROBLEM:  The NFL has a problem respecting the United States' National Anthem. A large proportion of NFL players now kneel in protest during the traditional playing of the U.S. National Anthem. This problem affects almost all NFL teams. Recent headlines of multiple players taking a knee include the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Browns, NY Giants, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, and the Detroit Lions. THE PROBLEM IS GROWING On September 24, 2017, the entire Pittsburgh Steelers team hid in the locker room during the National Anthem. This was by the order of coach Mike Tomlin. Only one player, U.S. Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, defied Tomlin's repugnant demand. Contrary to popular belief, the issue of kneeling in protest during the National Anthem is not unique to former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick; nor was it really ever specific to him: As early as September 2016, Kaepernick was joined by teammates and opposing Los Angeles Rams players in kneeling during the Anthem. Before anyone even noticed Kaepernick kneeling in protest amid the anthem, he wore athletic socks with "pig cop" cartoons to 2016 training camps. The NFL is a non-profit entity with billions of dollars in annual revenue, overseeing a football league with an overall market value of $46 billion. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell alone makes $31-34 million a year. NFL players earn millions of dollars for playing. All this money is gathered only because of fans like us who continue to watch and buy games and products from our favorite teams. The heyday of the NFL is no longer. The NFL has become a tax-evasive cartel of spoiled and unpatriotic ideologues. While many fans are, in fact, addicted to the fun that is NFL viewing, this addiction must necessarily end for our voices to be made clear. WHY THE FANS HAVE A VOICE Just as the movement which started this repeated desecration of the flag has grown, so too can the movement to move our eyeballs and dollars away from this vile political swamp. The NFL claims in press releases to support our nation's veterans, but their implicit endorsement of unpatriotic acts smacks in the face of their nominal advocacy. Kneeling during the National Anthem is a right enjoyed in this country because of our nation's great patriots. This should go without saying. It should also go without saying that spoiled athletes and their employers exercising this right is not something we have to tolerate as fans. Team owners and the broader NFL organization can disallow such acts, and have chosen not to. We can choose not to endorse them. Hit 'em where it hurts, America: The WALLET! There are fantastic sporting leagues still across America that do not tolerate these acts. The National Hockey League's Stanley Cup champion team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, recently voiced their support of the institution of respecting the National Anthem. That's a big difference from the Pittsburgh Steeler's team's coach-ordered cowardice in the locker room. There are also other football leagues that can be enjoyed as alternatives. The Arena Football League, Canadian Football League, NCAA football, and the Legends Football League are just a few. You can even see a list of alternative leagues on Wikipedia. WE SIGN THIS PETITION As signatories to this petition, in light of disrespect to a nation which has so enriched their bank accounts, we pledge to boycott the National Football League and its teams in all manners.  This petition calls on Commissioner Goodell and individual teams tp institute new rules around political protests and the National Anthem. Using the National Anthem as a tool of political protest is not an action we support, and we signify that non-support by supporting this call to action and abandoning this wayward League.

Ronald MacIntyre
3,819 supporters