I’m not sure the people kneeling even understand what they are doing. The reasoning is skewed and quite possibly due to the large numbers of concussions these men are receiving (complete conjecture on my part in that thought)
We live in the best country in the entire world. It may not be perfect but it is far and away better than all the rest of the countries. Our country was built on the blood on our military. We have a country today due to the sacrifices of men and women who fought for our rights. If we aren’t proud to live in this country, go live elsewhere and when you come back, you will undoubtedly understand that the United States of America is truly the best place to live. We have every opportunity here to succeed and be successful. Anyone, even without and education, can obtain a job and over time prove themselves based on their work ethics and they will find themselves with increasing skills and salaries. It starts with work ethics!
Our Flag, such a symbol of freedom. The freedoms we have here are not found anywhere else. Yes, we have freedom of speech and we should use it when needed, that doesn’t mean disrespecting our military, our flags or our anthem. Going to work and deciding to use that as a platform, would undoubtedly get many of us fired. If you want to protest, do it on your own time, not while you are at work. Yes, NFL players have a job to do, they are employees. They are paid to entertain Americans even if I feel it has become to violent of a game, many have historically enjoyed watching football and forgetting about life for a few hours while being entertained. The pageantry of the beginning of the games is meaningful to the Americans who watch. The beauty of the song which fills us with pride as we remember all those who have died to give us such a wonderful country. The flag and military members who bring them out remind us of just how high a price was paid. Everyday Americans are incredibly proud of the Flag, the National Anthem and we are fed up with millionaire paid athletes who have seemed to forget that they are paid to entertain us. We don’t watch them to hear there tainted views on anything. Play football and go home. Your views have no value to us during a football game. If you have to blog or protest or let the world know your views on something, anything, then do it on your own time. If this keeps up, I believe they will be making a lot less money as many Americans have had enough and are walking away from watching sports which will affect the wallets of the owners and then the players will see their salaries fall. Then you will realize that you are paid to entertain and that is all. God Bless America and God Bless all of our troops