"Our Flag Is Very Special" - NFL Superstar Herschel Walker Blames NFL Commissioner For Crisis

Tyler Durden's picture

Former NFL susperstar Herschel Walker - who aggressively praised America’s military heroes and first responders - slams NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for not quelling the national anthem protests.

NYPost's John Aidan Byrne reports that the Heisman Trophy winner doesn’t beat around the bush:

“Guys, let me tell you this,” he said. 


“Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”

Walker - who used to play for President Trump’s short-lived USFL New Jersey Generals in the ’80s...

Was not done...

“I absolutely think the protests are so upsetting, and I blame the commissioner,” he said.


“I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning.”

All of this comes after a week of turmoil between Goodell and the owners amid a continued slide in ratings.

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Chupacabra-322's picture

Class Act.

Not a Nigga. Far from it.

wee-weed up's picture

Love it when a respected black is not afraid to tell his brothas to get their shit together and behave. And he's also 100% right about the Commissioner.

knukles's picture

They're starting to eat thier own.

Bay of Pigs's picture

“We ate some folks...”

Richard Chesler's picture

Too little too late.

Fuck the treasonous nfl.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

The NFL? Oh I remember hearing about that game! The one where people ended up with dementia and ruined their body for money? Hahahaha!

Remember that story about cities were trying to figure out what they could do to repurpose those huge stadiums? The owners went bankrupt and now those old stadiums are nothing but urban blight. It costs a lot of money to tear them down and redevelop them into housing or urban farming zones. It has been an ongoing issue for a number of years.

[Comment from 2027].

ejmoosa's picture

Ruining your body for money?

Some might call that prostitution.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Once we was kangs .   Alls ay needs is some Colt fauxty Fave and if I gets hurt perhaps an amperlance.

Son of Loki's picture

My dad met Hersehl several times at the Dallas Opera awhile back and said he's an extremely nice man and very intelligent. Very well-balanced and great personality. Dad says everyone liked him when he came by to talk. He thinks he might have had season tickets like dad did.

Too bad these kid thugs follow the shit-head role models like Obama and his pet wookie who hate America, instead of solid American people like Hershel.

Fritz's picture

Peak NFL?
The sport is in terminal decline - America is moving on.
Everyone has tech-inflicted ADD and cannot focus on anything for more than 10 minutes.
Myself included.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Good!  It should be.  You have to have the IQ of a donut to watch foosball.  Not to mention the monkeys who play it.  One has to wonder if the guys who are so football obsessed are possibly latent gays.  Seriously who wants to watch sweaty guys in tight pants?  Not me.

yellowsub's picture

Possibly, viewership of the Lingerie Football League hasn't grown as one would expect...

You'd figured they'd want to watch tits and football!

Blurb's picture

I got about halfway through your post but had to start again.

Someone texted me.

sodbuster's picture

NFL- Not For Long.............

jcaz's picture

Hall of Fame player pointing out that the flunky commissioner isn't doing his job- true;

But Goodells' job is to suck the owners dicks-  the owners could have stopped signing paychecks for anyone taking a knee, none did.

Nice to see that time on the field hasn't scrambled Herschel's brain- sharp guy.

???ö?'s picture

How many black fans are there at hockey games.  These pricks in the NFL should count their blessings.

???ö?'s picture

Oh wait.  I forgot.  It's racist white people's fault that black people don't attend hockey games.  Also, the rules of hockey are not translated yet into Ebonics.  That's right.  I forgot.

Implied Violins's picture

Oh, Goodell's doing his job, all right.

His dad, Charles, was appointed to the senate seat vacated by the death of Bobby Kennedy, by then Governor Nelson Rockefeller.

Once a Rockefeller toady, always a toady, from generation to generation...

wee-weed up's picture



"They're starting to eat thier own."

Ah but Knuck, it's been going on for years.

First, they label them as "Uncle Toms."

And we all know what happens then.

curbjob's picture

"Love it when a respected black is not afraid to tell his brothas to get their shit together and behave. And he's also 100% right about the Commissioner."


Indeed, he's the kind of dude who would read the usual upvoted racist comments here on ZH and turn the other cheek.


Lol dv away struck nerves.

???ö?'s picture

eat shit MF ... nobody's counting but you, trollflake.

sun tzu's picture

You mean he needs to get back on the plantation and start acting like a typical black who hates America and the blue eyed devils

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

He may be 100% right, but the problem is the playing of the anthem before every single damn game.

During the Olympics, yes, during annual championship games, sure, but before all 16 NFL games, all 162 MLB games, all 82 NBA games, all 82 NHL games is 100% unnecessary.

venturen's picture

when would you like to hear it? Funerals for soldiers?

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

Reading comprehension problem?

"During the Olympics, yes, during annual championship games, sure, but before all"

sun tzu's picture

They chose to do it and took money for doing it and painted themselves as America's sport

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

I happen to agree.  Politics have no business at a sporting event, and the national anthem is absoultely political indoctrination.

The most egregious was Bush having baseball teams play Gawd Bless America during the 7th inning stretch after 9/11.  That combines religion and politics in a setting where neither belong.

I watch (or used to watch) sports to escape from that BS.

847328_3527's picture

Mike Tyson also supports Trump.


So does George Foreman, the Grill fellow billionaire.


So does Floyd Mayweather and Jim Brown and Don King.  See the pattern.  The Black people who support Trump are all Alpha Black Males who are self made and don't see themselves as victims of White Male Supremacy but see this thing called life as a general existence of struggle and competition and they love to engage in that struggle and competitive for their own existence and ascension. 

Life is by its very nature a struggle and tragic.  Racism is a real and it is a reality of life but it is only a minor reality in the overall reality of human struggle and tragedy.  The difference between Blacks who support Trumpand those who hate him is that, Black supporters of Trump tend to understand that life is at its very core a tragic struggle and that you have a choice, to either be a victor or a victim of that struggle.  Since they have chosen to be victors, they don't see white people in general as roadblocks to their success even though racism is real.  They see all obsactles as opportunities to overcome, just as all Alpha males have seen life since the beginning of human kind.

So in short, yes racism is real, but so is a zillion other maladies of humanity and U.S.A., from opiod epidemic to financial malfeasance from horrible and expensive health care to imperial warfare.  

TRM's picture

And reciting the pledge of alligance every day in school. It is called "repetition" and it is key to brainwashing.


AllBentOutOfShape's picture

And reciting the pledge of alligance every day in school. It is called "repetition" and it is key to brainwashing.

That was also part of the point. It's about indoctrination. I can still recite the pledge of allegiance even though I haven't said it since elementary school. I can't even remember if we were saying it in junior or senior high school, but I can still remember that almost robotic chant word for word.

There's no reason for singing the national anthem before every single game other than to indoctrinate. The national anthem (in sports) should be reserved for special events i.e. Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, and other championship games, but that's about it.

MoreFreedom's picture

If Jerry Jones didn't kneel with his players once and benched or suspended any kneelers, he'd have a case against Goodell's contract renewal.  If I were an NFL player/employee, I'd be mad as hell at anyone who kneeled during the anthem and I'd let them know it.  Walker is right.

Mazzy's picture

Perhaps 5-10% are compatible with civilization.  I have 1 black friend and 1 decent black co-worker.  Both despise the culture that most black Americans practice and they understand that they have it pretty damn good on this continent.  I have a gay friend too, but I can't stand 90%+ of gays....too prissy, whiney, hypocritical and selfish.  To be fair I don't really like 50% or so of Whites.  Too much fucking trash walking around these days, of any stripe.

Donald J. Trump's picture

The Nigga watches protests and thinks "Fucking Niggers".

curbjob's picture
The result of Zero Hedges' search function for the word "nigger" "Search found 2295 items"

Some would call this a safe space.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

You Sir make me believe, if only briefly, that most of the real Americans are worth a shit.

JoeTurner's picture

Good to see one of the talented-10 speak up for America...God knows these people have taken so much from a country that they've done little to build and maintain...

jmack's picture

maybe you are just ignorant of all the  blacks who have sacrificed so much to help this country... it aint like the media is going to tell you about them, but they are legion.

Billy the Poet's picture

It's true that lots of different kinds of folks have made contributions. But I was surprised to learn that the top white inventors were black!



Liberty2012's picture

In the past, contributions by black Americans were not promoted - apparently to support the idea that they were so mistreated after the Civil War that they couldn’t accomplish anything.

This search today (and Duck Duck Go yielded similar results) indicates, the manipulation has swung the other way. Now we’re supposed to believe black Americans accomplished everything.

Manipulation and illusion. Very sad. Anything but the truth.

It really makes one wonder about the belief systems of those behind the manipulation. Do they really hate themselves and everyone else? Do they just enjoy toying with people? Do they have a compulsion to control? Do they fear other people?

In any case, a lack of regard for your fellow man and the distortion of truth results in the destruction of civilization.

Lord JT's picture

blacks have actually done quite a bit to build this country. maybe you oughta read some history books.

california chrome's picture


"Our flag is very special...and we have to respect the White House...he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning."

curbjob's picture


"..and we have to respect the White House"


... but only when it's occupied by a white president. Right ?


Richard Chesler's picture

The last black POTUS actually called it his Bath House.


Billy the Poet's picture

I don't think Obama's skin color had anything to do with his support for ISIS or the way he forced high school girls to share locker rooms with men.  Do you?

curbjob's picture

Fuck off Billy

There are 10k comments about Obama on ZH that specifically mention his race in a derogatory manner.

Fucking own it,

Billy the Poet's picture

Were any of those comments mine? If not then why hate me for simply disagreeing with Obama's insane policies?

jmack's picture

yea, I remember all those white pro sports players who kneeled during the anthem during Obama's administration, it was sad.... oh wait, that didnt happen did it, you fucking moron!


TylerDurden6mil's picture

Obama was a nigger. Get over it.

Pure Evil's picture

If little Soy Boy OBlowme could live with a man using his bathroom then why shouldn't all the other girls?