Pro-Police Group Refuses to Partner With Jets Due to Anthem Protests
Blue Lives Matter said the “issues” most players protest about are made up.
Earlier this week, the New York Jets took a shot at partnering with a pro-police organization for the upcoming NFL season.
In a response email that was obtained by The New York Post, Blue Lives Matter founder Joe Imperatrice roundly rejected the partnership offer from Jets partnership manager Anthony Bulak and insinuated that the NFL and its players do not respect the police.
“Although I’d love to work with an NFL team right now I feel it is not the right time. All over the United States players feel entitled to disrespect our first responders, our military members both past and present and our flag. These players make more money in a season than some people make in a lifetime and their ‘Issues’ are made up, exaggerated, and more times than not false,” the email reads.
Imperatrice went on to suggest any potential revenue that would be generated via a partnership like this would be better spent “on the families of officers killed in the line of duty protecting the ignorance of these individuals rather than contributing to their paycheck.”
He also referenced that the Jets have a player on their roster, Isaiah Crowell, who once posted, and then apologized for, an image of a police officer having his throat slit.
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