NFL kneelers have started a firestorm regarding our National Anthem and article after article have discussed what the National Anthem means. Although perhaps well-intentioned, all of these discussions miss the main issue.
The issue is not what the National Anthem might mean to this or that individual but rather why the National Anthem, or in smaller settings the Pledge of Allegiance, is performed before public gatherings. And that why is unity.
Everybody knows that Colin Kaepernick’s polarizing decision to protest the national anthem was a stupid thing to do! Honoring and respect the flag of our nation is also paying respect for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep of nation safe and free. The NFL players become a bunch of grown men making millions throwing around a pigskin, spitting in the face of the person who gives them the ability to make fortunes from doing nothing that contributes to society!
Good thing that some of the owners are true patriots and know what the anthem and the flag mean to us!
Speaking at a meeting between owners, team executives and commissioner Roger Goodell, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair reportedly said “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” in response to NFL players taking a knee during the United States national anthem.
On Friday, Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. of ESPN.com detailed the protest-focused meetings this month, which featured both private gatherings and a separate large session that also included players. They noted McNair’s statement in the owners’ exchange of concerns “stunned some in the room.”
McNair made the comment after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones delivered an impassioned speech about finding a solution or creating a mandate to solve the polarizing issue, which he believes is having a clear business impact on the NFL,
Football is a sport played by athletics paid millions to do for the entertainment of the fans. It has nothing do do with politics, the Flag or the National Anthem. Most of the players are Black so where is the oppression for them to disrespect our Flag or National Anthem?
The sad thing is they aren’t protesting for a cause. I’m sure there are several players concerned about what they view as injustices but the rest seem to be going with the crowd.
So keep boycotting. We may not see this year the big dip in ticket sales, but the proof is when you carry out boycotts for the long haul.
Do you agree with Bob McNair?
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