Those taking a knee in the NFL have every right to do so according to their right to freedom of speech and peaceful protest, covered in the 1st amendment. However, just because you have the right to do something doesn’t always mean you should do it.
People are not upset that players are protesting. People are upset that they are bringing politics into football for one, and that they are choosing to protest during the moment we take in honor of those veterans fighting and fallen for our freedom.
Now there is a boycott being shared via Facebook and word of mouth. November 12th just happens to be an NFL Sunday during Veteran’s Day weekend.
Here is the script being shared across Facebook:
“People are now calling for a complete National Boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, which is Veteran’s Day Weekend. They are calling for a boycott of all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin..There are plenty of ways, times and places to protest concerning one’s chosen cause, but to do so during a brief special time set aside to honor our nation’s flag and the bravery and lives of our nation’s military heroes, is inappropriate and disrespectful. Of course black lives matter, but so do the precious lives of millions of US soldiers (of all races) who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect our nation’s rights and freedoms….and who most certainly deserve all of our respect. It’s not about Trump, its about all those who bravely and unselfishly serve and who have served our nation. The Star Spangled Banner is presented to honor all of them.”
I sure as heck agree and will be boycotting. How about you? Share if you do. Spread the word.
If people like these paralyzed veterans can stand, then so can you.
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