NFL Coach Fined $100K for Calling Jan. 6 a 'Dust-Up'

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    The Facts

    • Jack Del Rio, defensive coordinator for the NFL's Washington Commanders, has been fined $100K by head coach Ron Rivera after making public remarks seeming to minimize the seriousness of the Jan. 6 riots.

    • The incident stemmed from comments made by Del Rio on social media and during a follow-up interview last Wed. on the eve of the first hearings by the House Jan. 6 Committee.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    Whether he's woke or just weak, head coach Ron Rivera succumbed to pressure from the mob that is our own Maoist Cultural Revolution and fined Del Rio for daring to even suggest the destructive protests that raged across the country in 2020 and cost taxpayers 1000x more in damage may have been just as worthy of condemnation as the Jan. 6 riots.

    Left narrative

    Del Rio slandered the largest protests in US history, the vast majority of which were peaceful and, in many cases, the destruction he singled out was in fact caused by right-wing provocateurs. Let this be a warning sign of the scale and scope of right-wing propaganda and disinformation that empowers people like Del Rio to be brazenly racist and depressingly ignorant.

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