In a lot of countries, kneeling is a sign of reverence, respect, and humility. I can never understand why athletes kneeling became disrespectful to the flag. I have been saying this all along. This is not about standing versus genuflecting. This is about more divisive, arbitrary statements meant to further fuel the racist divide. Legends born June 1978 US Flag. you’ve been to many if you don’t know genuflecting is the highest sign of respect and reverence in many houses of worship in this country. Who the hell is anyone to have the audacity to tell me their action is more reverent than mine? Seriously?
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Taking a knee is technically a sign of respect in the US, players taking a knee when someone on the field is injured is super common, which is why they chose taking a knee as their form of protest. Legends born June 1978 US Flag. To answer why it became “disrespectful” to some people I’ll give you a hint: racism. Triggered racists, largely and the president deciding this was all about him and turning it into an actual free speech violation rather than an employer rule. The protest was changed by a veteran that said sitting was disrespectful; kneeling wasn’t. A lot of veterans also seem to feel this freedom is what they fought for but the guy dodged the draft so he wouldn’t know that.
So, players and fans are standing, headwear off, right hand over heart, and a few players take a knee. How can that be construed as anything other than disrespect? The ignorance is amazing!!! Sorry to say but you are wrong!!! How is a flag waiving disrespectful??? But taking a knee, raising a fist, and sitting on a bench during a game, where people pay to watch and be entretained isn’t? We don’t pay to hear or see the players political views!!!! Click to buy this shirt and hang our with your friend! You do that in your own time!!! Where are the protests now? How come these players are not taking a knee now? How come you don’t see them protesting on TV? But Nooo they wait until game day to complain, cry and disrespect of flag and our anthem.
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That’s why we are setting boundaries and resisting. Sadly we will never reason with or enlighten the dangerous bigotry you are trapped in. God bless your misguided soul. It sounds like what you feel is being disrespected is the money those in attendance pay and the right you feel it gives them to control the players. I’d suggest that their contract with players doesn’t involve refraining from political expression because it makes those attendees unhappy. Ultimately, of course, it’s up to the NFL. But if a person’s sensibilities are too delicate to cope with a peaceful demonstration of resistance to our country’s continues tacit endorsement of racism and police brutality, I’d suggest spending one’s money on therapy and not football tickets.
So your “entretainment “ is more important than utilizing a platform to promote justice? Why aren’t you pissed that others don’t stand for the anthem? Is it that these players are black and it makes you u comfortable? Wake up! This has as much to do with the flag as much as Rosa Parks hated the bus. You can spend about 5 seconds googling to find a bunch of stories about NFL players donating to organizations, creating organizations, and meeting with legislators. If you watch football and are not truly politically engaged I’m sure it will feel like they’re only protesting during games.