Former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started this silent protest during last year’s season, sparking several more this year – though Kaepernick was let go by the 49ers and remains unemployed. “I don’t think a lot of people truly understand what it feels like to wake up in this country and not feel equal”.
He can’t get a job in the National Football League now, and very few have said much about that, either.
“You could really tell he was satisfied”, this person in the room said about the President’s comments.
Governor Kim Reynolds today reacted with emotion to the ongoing controversy involving NFL players kneeling rather than standing during the playing of the national anthem.
A representative of the Republican Party has said the actions of Donald Trump in attacking the National Football League could garner him more political momentum from his supporters in the long-term. Young, black Americans should have gone to a different college and found a different lunch counter. That means defending the right of our people to protest injustice in any peaceful manner’.
It’s fine for reality TV stars to rail against pro athletes taking a knee during the national anthem. They are respecting the best thing about America.
“Nothing that we’ve done, nothing that we did tonight says anything other than that”.
“Even in the most hard circumstances, have faith in yourself, confidence in your abilities and the conviction that you will be able to win for your family, for your business and for your country”, Trump says.
“I don’t think that’s something that’s even arguable at this point”, he said on CNN’s “OutFront”. “Here’s a president who’s used bankruptcy throughout his entire career”. “It’s their right. But again, why we have that right is because of those people who fought for us”, said Bethlehem resident Ramon Rodriguez.
Geornay Willis, senior business marketing major and ASLMU athletic events director said that athletes should use their status as public figures for good.
Eighty-five percent of adults said, for example, that they nearly always “stand in silence” when the national anthem is played at an event they are attending.
In the latest poll, 40 percent of Americans said that they support the stance that some pro football players have made to not stand during the anthem.
NFL fans across the country stood at attention over the weekend as the national anthem played and the United States flag came on the field, while some players and owners locked arms and others put their hands over their hearts.