Over the past week, protests within the NFL have metastasized into something racist and vile. No longer are some black players happy to just quietly kneel or sit while the anthem plays as we’re now seeing black players rendering black power salutes after they sack white players, an act that Seahawks player Michael Bennett started last week. But just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, we’re learning about the sickening thing that happened to a white quarterback during the Raiders–Redskins game several days ago, that’s causing a great amount of concern among football fans and could blow up into a massive scandal for the NFL.
The Oakland Raiders is the only NFL lineup made up almost entirely of black players, except for their white quarterback Derek Carr. Carr decided to stand proud and tall for the national anthem before the game, but his entire offensive line – that protects him on the field from being hit – decided to sit out for the national anthem.
Armstrong & Getty noted on their sports radio program that the star quarterback was not sacked a single time last season as his offensive line was always there to shield him from getting hit. But curiously, in the game immediately following the anthem protest by the black players, the white quarterback would suddenly find himself without any sort of protection by the players who were supposed to quite literally, have his back.
“So Derek Carr, who is never sacked – was sacked four times by the Redskins, back to back on the second offensive series of the Raiders,” the host said.
“The first series he threw almost immediately was intercepted, so that series was over before it began,” they said.