June 14, 2022

NFL: No Free Speech Allowed

Washington Commanders coach is fined $100K for saying the George Floyd riots were worse than J6.

The National Football League has made headlines once again for engaging in fundamentally anti-American behavior. Specifically, it’s the Washington Commanders — formerly known as the Washington Redskins until team ownership finally caved to the pressure campaign raised by guilty white leftists to change the name due to the false pretense that it was racially offensive.

Washington’s NFL franchise is once again in the spotlight, this time for dreaded Thoughtcrime, after Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio expressed his opinion regarding the House Democrats’ clearly politically motivated January 6 Committee.

Following a practice the day before the Democrats’ televised dog-and-pony show began, Del Rio contrasted race riots around the country with the Capitol riot: “People’s livelihoods are being destroyed, businesses are being burned down, no problem. And then we have a dust-up at the Capitol, nothing burned down, and we’re going to make that a major deal. I just think it’s kind of two standards.”

Early in the week, Del Rio had posted a question on his Twitter page: “Would love to understand ‘the whole story’ about why the summer of riots, looting, burning and the destruction of personal property is never discussed but this is ???”

One would have thought that Del Rio just advocated for the killing of a liberal Supreme Court Justice the way the Leftmedia responded. Not only had Del Rio failed to refer to the Capitol riot as an “insurrection,” as Democrats have erroneously insisted, but he dared to highlight a blatant double standard: He compared it to the numerous Black Lives Matter riots that produced billions of dollars in property damage, lost business, and dozens of lost lives.

Like raging two-year-olds, wokescolds demanded Del Rio’s head, and Washington’s head coach Ron Rivera was apparently only too willing to play along. Del Rio offered an apology and was fined $100,000 for daring to offer a rather honest and insightful opinion on the political scene going on in the very city in which he works.

Even after Del Rio’s apology and fine, Rivera made sure he was working to continue to push the Democrats’ propaganda regarding J6 and BLM. He released a statement that read in part: “I met with Coach Del Rio to express how disappointed I am in his comments on Wednesday. His comments do not reflect the organization’s views and are extremely hurtful to our great community here in the DMV. … He does have the right to voice his opinion as a citizen of the United States. … However, words have consequences and his words hurt a lot of people in our community.”

In other words, Del Rio failed to kneel before the Left’s version of reality, and so he was punished. Nothing Del Rio said was racist or derogatory, and yet his supposed “freedom” to express his opinion is declared as so “hurtful” that it requires him being fined in an effort to silence him. That’s not how free speech works. This is how an oppressive, authoritarian system works. Del Rio happens to be white and politically on the “wrong side” of the aisle, therefore his speech must be silenced.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Join us in prayer for our nation, that good and righteous leaders would rise and prevail, and that division would be healed so we can be united as Americans. We pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans and First Responders, and for their families.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.