What's your take on national anthem protests?

What's your take on national anthem protests?

What set me over the edge was when Kaepernick came out with those (pig) socks on.

And, it is people like me the National Football League really needs to concern themselves with. Tom Benson served in the military and continues to this day to support all military branches and feels strongly that we honor those men and women who defend our freedoms and our freedom of speech. Colin Kaepernick, who started all this, put it succinctly: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color". On the downside, progressives have politicized football. His actions were faced with outrage - many claiming that he was disrespecting the US flag, so two days later he expanded on his point. Rather than face rejection as seemed likely, Trump struck first, on Twitter of course, telling the Warriors that they were no longer welcome. It's a shame people have to force a conversation. He fails to acknowledge that the right to conduct these peaceful protests is protected by our Constitution, and that they represent widespread underlying discontent. We stand to pay our respects to it. Lucy Jackson, 47, Reading: "I'm for the national anthem but not for the president right now". I've read nothing that indicated he has done so. "That's the whole goal of it".

"People are going to take shots at you and it's incumbent upon you to absorb those shots".

My personal thoughts are they were a quick and not well thought out answer to the president, and the whole situation quickly backfired on them. Jennifer Buie, 32, Sanatoga: "I don't agree with it at all". When there are soldiers out there fighting for our country it seems disrespectful in my opinion to do this. They're role models in society, so they should set an example.

When asked a year ago what his plans were with the protest action he had taken, first sitting, then taking a knee, during the anthem, Kaepernick said: "I'll continue to sit. There's better ways than disrespecting the flag".

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Just like that, without starting a game, Colin Kaepernick became the most polarizing athlete in the U.S. Some claimed he was disrespecting the flag, some said he was trying to regain popularity to prove his place on the team, and some agreed with his stance, even joining in with his protest. Just a focus on playing the game you love. Kelly Moore, 49, Temple: "My son-in-law is deployed right now".

"I think by them demonstrating it gets the attention that some of these issues need", Hamilton said. "We were fighting for the right to take a knee", the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby actor tells Newsweek. The talent's there. As a GM, you have to look at the talent. All the protests and getting all mad about it, to each their own.

If you're passionate about race inequality, police brutality, Black Live Matter, or whatever-your cause will be forgotten the instant you're seen as being unpatriotic. And it won't be like Blockbuster or Kodak who failed because they couldn't keep up with the technology, it'll just be because they failed to get on top of what should have been a non-issue.

Depending on who you ask, Kaepernick isn't on an National Football League roster because he's being blackballed for his political views or because he just hasn't been very good in recent seasons.



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