Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Team, To Declare Bankruptcy Over ‘Take a Knee’ Protests Is Fake News

By Shawn Rice

The Jacksonville Jaguars filing for bankruptcy after National Football League fans boycotted the league due to player protests is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the NFL team became the first to file for bankruptcy as a result of fans boycotting the NFL’s product.

Last year, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality. Over the course of the season, other players joined his protest by kneeling, sitting or raising their fists during the anthem. While Kaepernick is no longer employed with a team, other players have continued to protest during the anthem.

Where did the fake news originate? The Patriot Post published on Dec. 3, 2017, the fake news article reporting that the Jaguars were the first NFL team to declare bankruptcy over “kneeling thugs.” You can read the fake news below.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are quietly maneuvering behind the scenes to file a Chapter 11 reorganization of debt bankruptcy in the 3rd District Court of Atlanta next week. The team, already in a market saturated with Dolphins, Bucs and Falcons fans, made the unfortunate mistake of drafting developing and hiring almost exclusively black players, leaving them vulnerable to the latest round of “we’ve been treated unfairly” protests from millionaires.

However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Snopes. There is no legitimate news coverage on the Jaguars filing for bankruptcy. Additionally, the author of the fake news is “Flagg Eagleton” is pseudonym that is frequently used to publish misinformation on various disreputable “satire” web sites such as The Last Line of Defense, Our Land of the Free, Freedum Junkshun, As American As Apple Pie, and Reagan Was Right.

While the Jaguars have experienced relatively small crowds during the 2017 season, the team did not announce that they were filing for bankruptcy.

Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.

Jacksonville Jaguars quietly filing chapter 11 bankruptcy. How’s that #TakeTheKnee idea working for ya??? pic.twitter.com/cMDcY5BtQR

— David ? (@DaveyUpper) December 4, 2017

The Jacksonville Jaguars are the first NFL team to file bankruptcy over kneeling thugs remember these players told us they didn’t need us I start going sour on the NFL when players start saying it was a business and not a game so congratulations can’t wait till of you fall https://t.co/IHZRB6ydNt

— Angelo Susini (@susini1951) December 6, 2017

Jaguars declaring bankruptcy… good riddance to you and your kneelers.#maga#BoycottTheNFL https://t.co/ebWZ2OIRTh

— Apollumi (@touparish) December 4, 2017

@POTUS @chriskrokshow I am very pleased as a Veteran that I protested in front of Cowboys Stadium with FLAG &
Veterans hat. All us who boycott the NFL are please that the Jacksonville Jaguars organization file for bankruptcy today players 31 players knelt Sunday Shut down NFL

— Angelo Susini (@susini1951) December 6, 2017

Only one? We need to make it the whole league! Go to the full article.

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