The Jay Graves Report

49ers GM John Lynch was talkin’ outta both sides of his mouth callin’ Anthem protests divisive! “In Crowd”

"What? Did I say something crazy?" Photo: Kelley L Cox / USA TODAY Sports

Whatever happened to love thy neighbor as thyself? Why is it that people are only concerned with what affects them and their’s but always wants to tell a boy that we’re family. On Wednesday 49ers general manager John Lynch was asked if he supports, tolerates or has concerns about boyz continuin’ to do silent protests durin’ the National Anthem. His response was this:

We had a great deal the other day where we had four chairs up here, and there was Steve Young and Jerry Rice. And they talked about ‘The 49er Way.’ And I always thought that’s one of the great things about this league. As a matter of fact, I think it’s a great beacon for the rest of culture, in terms of the way it should be. You strive for a common goal, and you have unity.”

He goes on to say, “And I think this game brings people together. So I think personally when I see that, I think that’s divisive. And I understand guys see things and they’re not happy. They have that right. And I think we’ll always respect people’s rights. That doesn’t mean I believe that. I believe this game should be celebrated for what it is. I think [it’s] a tremendous unifier for our country and for the way things should be.”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Ole boy was talkin’ out of both sides of his mouth and nobody blinked bruh. The dun says that “the league is a great beacon for the rest of culture in terms of the way it should be. You strive for a common goal, and you have unity.” Well playa…life isn’t played between the lines. When a boy finishes playin’ the game he’s got to drive home and more importantly, his family has to live in this country where some police officers have repeatedly killed unarmed black men and women durin’ routine traffic stops and they have yet to be arrested, indicted, charged or convicted of any crime.

He sounds like a complete maniac even makin’ that statement. Then he really jumps out of the birthday cake butt naked foamin’ at the mouth when he says, “So I think personally when I see that, I think that’s divisive. And I understand guys see things and they’re not happy. They have that right. And I think we’ll always respect people’s rights. That doesn’t mean I believe that.”What!!!?

How in one breath you can say that you understand that guys see things and they’re not happy and they have the right to protest and that we must respect their right to do it and then in the very next breath say “That doesn’t mean I believe that!” I thought he was all about unity? How can you care about a person and not care about what they’re unhappy about? He’s talkin’ like a wild man at this point bruh and NOBODY checked him on it. Why? Because nobody cares!!!

All people that aren’t affected by this foolishness out here want players to do is shut up and play. And yes, you’ve got cats like Jerry Rice that doesn’t care about social activism. So he’ll slam a boy for standin’ up for what is right even after he’s benefited from all the people that stood up for his opportunity to move forward in this world.

Had it not been for protests in America Jerry Rice would have never played in the National Football League or had the opportunity to live in the neighborhoods that he’s lived in since becomin’ a millionaire football player. I guess that dun forgot that he was from the woods of Mississippi.

The question I would like to ask John Lynch is how does he think he’s been able to play football and work in a game his entire life with a diverse team of individuals had it not been for protests in this country? Folks thought that Martin Luther King Jr. was divisive when all he wanted was for black folks to have a seat at the darn table.

Folks thought that women were bein’ divisive when all they wanted was to be treated fairly and to simply have the opportunities to get what men were gettin’ in this country. Folks thought that gays, lesbians and transgenders were bein’ divisive when they started protestin’ for gay rights.

But when you’re in the group of people (white males) that have always been in the “In Crowd” you can’t understand that all people want is to be treated fairly. Why? Because you’ve been makin’ up all of the rules since day one in this country. You’ve never been mistreated or abused, left out or marginalized. Why should you care if people that don’t look like you are bein’ killed on routine traffic stops by folks that are supposed to protect and serve? Why should you care? Because we’re supposed to be family. We’re SUPPOSED to love thy neighbor as thyself and stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

There was almost nothin’ that needed to translated today playa! I kept it plain and simple. If you didn’t understand what I was sayin’ then I was definitely talkin’ to you.

1) Ole Boy: noun – the person I’m talkin’ about

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!