Post by apsufan82 on Sept 29, 2017 12:29:13 GMT -6
I don't like it but I'm still going to watch. They have rights and if that's what they want to do, then so be it. Doesn't mean I have to like it. I'm a football fan. So if there's football on, I want to watch.
I've seen a lot of people also say they're not going to watch pro anymore, just college. Well, majority of all college teams don't even come out for the anthem. So what's the difference?
I don’t understand why the military is being injected into this Trump/NFL controversy. I was in the military and my understanding is the military’s function is to protect the rights of Americans, including the right to protest against the Government. If you understand the American system you should know the military is on the side of the black athletes so why is Trump trying to distort the meaning of American freedom? I don’t get it.
Post by tsutigerfanindc on Oct 11, 2017 8:36:54 GMT -6
I know people have chosen to make this issue about the flag and the anthem, even though it's been stated over and over again by the NFL players that it is not. The issue is to raise awareness of injustice towards African Americans and other people of color by policemen across the country. But, it's much easier to make it about something that is perceived to be patriotic as opposed to addressing the real issue. Trump hi-jacked the issue by making it appear that NFL players participating in the protest are being unpatriotic and disrespectful to the flag and national anthem. Burning, ripping apart and stomping on the flag would be disrespectful. Talking through and or singing over the national anthem would be disrespectful. These men are quietly kneeling or standing with locked arms to raise awareness of a serious issue. They are not being disrespectful to the flag, the national anthem and more importantly our military. Trump who is incapable of dealing with serious issues, decided to divide this country based on symbolism and false statements, instead of bringing it together to address in-just treatment of American citizens by other American citizens.