Originally Posted by BlindSite
What is truly ridiculous is trying to argue that flashing gang signs. Promoting criminal entities in any way shape or form is fine and shouldn't be policed.
Flashing gang signs is not promoting criminal activities. Wearing a sign around your head saying "I love to rape and kill with these guys but not those guys"
is promoting criminal entities. Restricting what players can do with their hands in between plays is an egregious breach of basic freedom, and is even more insane when it is done with the intent to not offend people.
And furthermore, people should be able to promote whatever they goddamn please. That's the first basic truth of this country. Until players start doing
criminal activities on the field, the NFL has no place to say which hand motions are jolly and which ones are causing the death of American decency. No one should have that power.
We live in a country where the KKK is allowed a parade on public property. And we live in a country where the non-violent reaction to that is also allowed. The NFL isn't some bubble where it's fine that they do whatever they want. They are as responsible for breaching freedom of expression as any other governing body in the country.