The former pro football player’s death was the subject of a disinformation campaign.
Tim Tebow kneeled in prayer before, during and after NFL games — but Tebow did not kneel during the national to protest abortion, as some have claimed.
Retired Navy Commander John Wells Declines Saints Award Over National Anthem Protests-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Retired Navy Commander John Wells declined an award from the New Orleans Saints for his work to raise awareness about veterans’ healthcare issues because of NFL national anthem protests. The Truth: Accurate reports that Ret. Navy Cmdr. John Wells declined …
This take by Sylvia Thompson on NFL national anthem protests was published in October 2017 and has been widely circulated in forwarded emails.
Cowboys player Damontre Moore was cut to make room for a backup kicker, and the team said Moore’s national anthem protests had nothing to do with the decision.
A website that publishes “satirical fiction” is behind fabricated reports that police in Philadelphia took a knee, leaving Redskins players stranded in a locker room overnight.
A commentary titled “NFL Role Models?” makes truthful claims about former players Travis Henry, Donte Stallworth, Dan Russell and current player Marshawn Lynch.
Jerry Jones said players who refuse to stand for the national anthem should not be allowed to play in October 2017.
False reports that the Seattle Seahawks burned the American flag in the locker room came from a digitally manipulated photo on Facebook.
A website that fabricates news stories is behind false reports that Gordon Ramsay had his staff take a knee and refused to serve Miami Dolphins players.