While many players in the National Football League plan to display their social justice warrior creds on the field this coming season, one player is paying homage to a victim of the left’s violent progressivism.
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert reportedly plans to honor retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn, who was killed by a rioter in the city in June, Western Journal reports.
The outlet explains:
Dorn was guarding a St. Louis pawn shop against looters in the early weeks of mass, nationwide civil unrest when he was shot to death.
The 77-year-old retired cop was allegedly shot by 24-year-old Stephan Cannon, who police say then looted the business, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Hamilton County, Ohio Republican Party chairman, Alex Triantafilou, shared the news on Twitter. Eifert previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Got some very good news from former @Bengals player/current @Jaguars player @tylereifert,” Triantafilou wrote.
He explained that Eifert “will honor fallen police officer [David Dorn] on his helmet. Always been a fan of Tyler’s and God bless him!”
Got some very good news from former @Bengals player/current @Jaguars player @tylereifert that he will honor fallen police officer David Dorns on his helmet. Always been a fan of Tyler’s and God bless him!
— Alex Triantafilou (@ChairmanAlex) August 31, 2020
God bless him indeed.
Considering the way the NFL has waffled on anthem-kneeling and the NBA has been letting players turn the league into an expensive Black Lives Matter rally, it’s hard not to imagine that this year’s football season is going to be dominated by progressive messages on “racial injustice.”
The left is touting these pampered millionaires as heroes for lionizing sexual assailants like Jacob Blake, who was shot by police officers after threatening his victim and refusing to comply with their orders.
Eifert, meanwhile, is apparently opting instead to draw attention to a real hero, a hard-working, dedicated public servant who was killed trying to protect his friend’s business from the kind of violent, reckless looters the left would have you believe are “peaceful protesters.”
While he has yet to outspokenly express political views, Eifert has made it clear that he is a patriot with a strong appreciation for those who put their lives on the line to keep our nation safe.
“Happy 4th of July! I love this holiday, always think how lucky I am to live in the best country in the world,” he wrote in an Independence Day message on Twitter.
“And everyone in the military who sacrificed so we can all live the American dream! Have fun and be safe out there,” he added.
Happy 4th of July! I love this holiday, always think how lucky I am to live in the best country in the world. And everyone in the military who sacrificed so we can all live the American dream! Have fun and be safe out there
— Tyler Eifert (@tylereifert) July 4, 2020
In 2017, he also explained why he chose to stand for the National Anthem, sharing a photo of a pair of cleats honoring former NFL player Pat Tillman, who left the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army Rangers after 9/11 and was later killed in Afghanistan.
“My cleats for tomorrow’s game and my reason why I stand for the National Anthem,” Eifert wrote.
— Tyler Eifert (@tylereifert) September 9, 2017