With Michael Rose-Ivy, DaiShon Neal, and Mohamed Barry, joining the silent National Anthem protest happening at stadiums around the country, some of Husker Nation’s finest felt the need to dust off their Twitter accounts and give Rose-Ivy a piece of their minds.
Not that any of them can really afford to be giving brain matter away.
Before belly flopping into the cesspool of the worst of what Husker Nation has to offer, here are a some quick thoughts.
1. What Rose-Ivy, Neal, and Barry did is incredibly courageous. Even if you disagree with their methods, you can still respect their conviction to kneel for what they believe in. These are the kind of guys any team should be proud to have. When was the last time you believed in anything so strongly you were you were willing to deal with fallout of having an opinion that might be far from popular?
2. For those who are surprised that Mike Riley “allowed this to happen” here are two facts: 1) His freshman year at Alabama was 1971, the first year the Crimson Tide had African-American students on its roster. 2) He’s lived in Oregon for most of his life and drove a Prius, of course the hippy is going to allow a protest to take place.
3. That “stand for those who served for your freedoms” argument. A little refresher: The US military was segregated from the War of 1812 up until the Korean War. That’s nearly 140 years of bullshit and just one small sliver of the varying degrees of bullshit African-Americans have had to put up with in this country. Maybe you’d feel a little different about things if your grandfather wasn’t allowed to storm Omaha beach because of the color of his skin? Besides, the vast majority of those who serve do so knowing they are protecting the freedoms of everyone, not just those who they agree with. It’s the American way.
4. Thanks to a police officer who was my Cub Scout den leader and baseball coach for many seasons, I grew up with the belief that cops were among the best of the best and people who could always be trusted. As someone whose adult crimes consist of a trespassing ticket after a late night dip in Lincoln’s Woods Pool during college and a citation for riding my bike while listening to headphones, even I can tell officers have become more aggressive in the last decade. On more than one occasion I’ve been flat out threatened by LAPD officers for offenses as harmful as crossing the street or looking at them too long. I’m not kidding. Still, the vast majority of officers are great people and I’m proud to have several as friends. But all it takes are a few bad apples to ruin the bunch, like this one, or this one, or this one or this one.
Now that that’s out of the way. Let’s get to the main event. I found these tweets by scrolling through Micheal Rose-Ivey’s mentions all the way back to kickoff of the Northwestern game. I can tell you with good authority that at least 9 out of 10 Husker fans who tweeted to him have shared nothing but encouraging words and support.
And there are these dipshits…
UPDATE: Tylor finally wised up and locked down his account. Good thing screengrabs last forever.
Might as well get the worst of the worst out of the way. This smegma with a Twitter account has yet to delete this sweet meme. If you look at Tylor’s timeline, you’ll see he’s doubling down on everything he says. Please give him my best. He already blocked me for this tweet. When you’re a white guy living in Central Nebraska maybe you should recuse yourself from the national debate about racial relations and let the grown ups talk?
— AngelaPence (@Jelica1969) September 25, 2016
Angela’s entitlement game is stronger than yours. She deserves answers damn it.
@Rose_IveyNB15 IMO! Doing what you did is disrespectful! On there on hand, do what you want! It changes nothing, only creates discontent! :0
— Bud Kayser (@BudKayser) September 26, 2016
You’re one of the few who are experiencing discontent, Bud.
@Rose_IveyNB15 you ignorant cocksucker stand up you little entitled cunt go play in Canada
— Cole LaVigne (@colelavigne123) September 25, 2016
What is it with these a-holes and their obsession with the c-bomb?
@Rose_IveyNB15 I wonder what Sam would think of you kneeling during the national anthem
— Dew Drops (@jsvehla20) September 25, 2016
Well, based on everything I’ve heard about Sam being a great teammate I’d say he’d support his fellow teammates. GTFO for even bringing him into this.
@swmckewonOWH what are exactly the injustices? Lol
— Austin Steichen (@AustinSteichen) September 26, 2016
Love a good Lol from a white guy. And his hot takes keep on coming.
@RLDub_16 well white people got shot by cops at more then a 2 to 1 rate then blacks? Where do we start?
— Austin Steichen (@AustinSteichen) September 21, 2016
Maybe Austin should first work on mastering the English language (or at least understanding the difference between than and then) before dipping his toes into the waters of sociology?
@Rose_IveyNB15 Seriously? Stand up or take that N off, about face and keep walking. Pathetic!
— Big Red Game Plan (@BigRedGamePlan) September 25, 2016
All that’s missing is a Sad!
— Anti Inspiration (@UrDreamsSuck) September 25, 2016
Look at this timeline and you’ll see he thinks everyone is gay. It’s 2016 @UrDreamsSuck, just come out of the closet already. You’ll be a lot happier.
— Randy Null (@PrettyBoyNull) September 25, 2016
Um… pretty sure any one of those dudes could rip you in half, Pretty Boy. Also, lets not forget the names Callahan and Pelini.
— Deplorable Holli (@hollihusker) September 25, 2016
For the record, Holli is a mental health counselor. Surprisingly, she’s not disappointed in Coach Riley for giving his OK on the protest.
— Mark Patrick (@MarkPatrick1982) September 25, 2016
It should be noted that @MarkPatrick1982’s other big concern is if UCLA is moving to the Big 12 based off what someone told him at his son’s football game. This bulb is not the brightest, people.
@MarkPacker do you know if there is any truth to the rumor that UCLA is looking to leave the PAC 12 and join the BIG 12
— Mark Patrick (@MarkPatrick1982) September 24, 2016
@MarkPacker ok was told this at my sons football game
— Mark Patrick (@MarkPatrick1982) September 24, 2016