From my point of view, he exercised his Constitutionally protected right to protest something he believes strongly about. There's almost nothing more American than taking action against civil injustice.
Please explain to me how sitting for the national anthem is a slap in the face to those who have served/died for the flag. I've read this from many sources and I just don't understand it.
Where does he say he's not supportive of the USA? He's trying to bring awareness to an issue he perceives as a problem in this country; is it wrong for him to try to make the country a better place in his eyes?
Are you suggesting the reason for his protest is not valid, or just his method? The way I see it, he made his protest in the most relevant way possible, given who he is: at a football game because he is known for being football player, and during the national anthem which would be the only appropriate time during a football game to make a political statement about the country.
I think hes a douchebag. Disrespecting the flag isnt helping any cause. This country gives him the opportunity to play football. If he doesnt respect the flag then he can always leave country. His issues are more than this though. His career wont be long in nfl.
As suggested by golfingdad,thanks.
The new soccer season has started. We are 3 weeks into it with Man utd,Man City and Chelsea having 3 wins out of three,long long way to go though.
This year also sees the start of qualifying(in europe) for the 2018 world cup in Russia.With Scotland and England in the same group it should make for interesting stuff......well for me anyway.
America are in the same group as Trinidad and Tobago,St Vincent and the Grenadines and Guatemala.At the moment the yanks are in 2nd spot 3 pts behind Trinidad and Tobago with 2 matches remaining, CAMON LADS!
A big local derby coming up on Sept 10th,Man City-Man Utd.
I usually don't keep stats, but I would guess I'm around 10% with the 6-8 GIR's I normally hit and 1-ish birdie a round. But this weekend, the first day of play I made 4 birdies out of 9 GIR's, then 3 birdies on 7 GIR's and then 1 on 7 GIR's. So that is about 34% (8 out of 23)