Today in Tales from Crazytown: An anonymous woman allegedly followed two Seattle Seahawks players to work at the team facility on Sunday and then shouted false statements and expletives at them over protests during the playing of the national anthem.
Cornerback Neiko Thorpe posted the video, and it appears fellow defensive back Mike Tyson was also in the car:
There’s a lot of cross-talk, but it’s clear the players are more bemused by the ranting woman than bothered.
“… You can’t get up and be a man,” the woman says.
“You start your morning off like that?” one of the players asks.
“Get off your little [expletive] knees and not represent the [country] that made you what you are?” the woman says.
“What’s your name?” one of the players asks.
“I’m not telling you my [expletive] name,” she says. “What’s your name?”
“Big Mike,” Tyson says.
“[Expletive] off. I don’t care whoever you are. All I care about is the fact that my tax dollars pay for you to play, and go [expletive] play. And get off your [expletive] knees,” she yells back.
“You done yet?” one of the players asks.
Aside from the fact that this woman felt she could apparently follow these men and shout expletives at them, her “fact” that her tax dollars pay the players’ salaries is wrong. The NFL and teams get their money from season-ticket holders, other paying customers, broadcast contracts and sponsors. Tax money likely helped build the stadium Seattle plays in, but that’s a separate matter entirely.
Another fact for lunatic lady: Tyson was on the Seattle roster only for the final three weeks of last season, and was never in uniform, so therefore couldn’t have protested.
Thorpe, a key special-teams player, played in 14 games, but it’s unclear whether he protested during the anthem.