Antonio Cromartie’s Wife Responds to Threats Against CB for Kneeling During Anthem (Pics)

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When Antonio Cromartie made the decision not to stand for the National Anthem on Sunday, he surely knew there would be critical responses. But even if he was expecting the worse, it must be hard to swallow some of the hate-filled messages he got, such as this one:

The World we live in… Smh it’s crazy how this is even tolerated on any page. It should be an automatic red flag. But the truth is the person who wrote this could be someone boss, your child’s teacher, a doctor, a nurse, your neighbor, your kids basketball coach, or your local police officer. The fact is this is Our reality. And what’s sad is by kneeling and protesting in silence, for taking a humble approach you’re still threatened and disrespected. The National anthem wasn’t even written with African Americans in mind yet we serve this county and fight for it just like anyone else. My father was a Sgt in the Army and I know he would be so proud of my husband as we are of him.. I couldn’t be more proud of you baby. I love you Mr. Cromartie

A photo posted by TERRICKA CROMARTIE (@iluvterricka) on

As you can see, his wife responded in calm, measured fashion to the person that sent out this message. The message both indicts the person who wrote this racist diatribe and supports her husband.

Here’s a transcript:

The World we live in… Smh it’s crazy how this is even tolerated on any page. It should be an automatic red flag. But the truth is the person who wrote this could be someone boss, your child’s teacher, a doctor, a nurse, your neighbor, your kids basketball coach, or your local police officer. The fact is this is Our reality. And what’s sad is by kneeling and protesting in silence, for taking a humble approach you’re still threatened and disrespected. The National anthem wasn’t even written with African Americans in mind yet we serve this county and fight for it just like anyone else. My father was a Sgt in the Army and I know he would be so proud of my husband as we are of him.. I couldn’t be more proud of you baby. I love you Mr. Cromartie

Hopefully, these sorts of responses to non-violent protest will stop, but it’s not looking likely.

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