For the past year, it has seemed that all athletes not only embrace the far-left point of view, but that they consider it appropriate to physically genuflect to the pro-criminal Marxist black supremacists who spent much of 2020 rioting, looting, and destroying our country. But individuals still exist, even in an age of conformity and collectivism. However, nails that stand up are quickly hammered down.
Army vet and Paralympian soccer player Seth Jahn was thrown off the Athlete Council of the US Soccer Federation, explicitly for racism, for making a statement against giving the green light for American athletes to kneel to Black Lives Matter when the national anthem is played.
Despite getting in big trouble, John refused to issue the standard groveling apology.
Via Fox News:
“I will never apologize for the statements I made, and will never bow down to the mob mentality of intimidation, bullying or the social media warrior’s gestapo tactics. I’m embarrassed to represent a hypocritical federation that conducts a complete assault on diversity of thought without even seeking clarifying statements from me in their smear campaign. I’m embarrassed at the cowardice of so-called friends who bent over to the mob, knowing very well the quality of my character, in order to preserve their own image,” Jahn wrote.
Jahn has received what he describes as overwhelming support, but he has also received over 30 death threats. He denies that he said anything “racist,” not that the word has any meaning at this point.
“The one point I will clarify is that when I stated that a small percentage of people in our country are responsible for the terrors of slavery hundreds of years ago, of which 400,000+ men died to abolish under our nation’s flag, I was in no way minimizing the horrors of slavery, I was simply illuminating the misplaced rage and squandered opportunities to bring to light the tens of millions of people who are enslaved TODAY … more so than any point in history.”
A little background on Jahn:
He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan three times and was injured in 2010. He started training with the U.S. Paralympics National Soccer Team in 2014 and competed for Team SOCOM in the 2013 Warriors Games. He also competed for Team USA in the 2016 Paralympics.
None of this counts in the eyes of the Athlete Council. He stands denounced as a racist and is no longer a member of polite society.
That’s why athletes who don’t have guts kneel.