I guess one of the advantages to no one really knowing why people are kneeling for the national anthem is that you can simply, willy-nilly, change the narrative to conform to whatever message is popular today. Now that the NFL and various teams are feeling the collective outrage across America, they have started trying to walk this all back... dial it all down a notch.... put some lipstick on that pig in a cop uniform and pretend this wasn't EVER about disrespecting the flag or anthem! Noooo... nothing could be further from the truth! Sugar won't melt in our leftist mouths, we're innocently trying to express our feelings about discrimination and oppression... it's not about the flag or nation at all! Yeah, right! Then why is it, when the Jaguars and Ravens played in London, the players knelt for the national anthem but stood for "God Save The Queen?" I mean, they openly admitted they stood for "God Save The Queen" because it was the "respectful" thing to do. Well if this isn't about "disrespect" then it shouldn't matter, right? If it's just about drawing attention to your cause, and you are playing in London, it would make more sense to kneel for "God Save The Queen" there than anywhere. So this "after the fact" claim that this has never been about disrespecting the flag or anthem is total bullshit. I've got several problems with this whole entire thing. First of all, there has never been a clear articulation of what is specifically being protested? Is it "police brutality" in general? Every law enforcement agency in America, to my knowledge, has a department and administrative officials specifically dedicated to investigating allegations of unethical and inappropriate behavior on behalf of officers. All anyone ever has to do is lodge a formal complaint and it will be investigated. You can't just hurl baseless accusations and have them become true just because you show your ass. The next problem I have is, how does this "issue" pertain to the flag or anthem which are collective symbols and rituals which bind us together as Americans? In a civil society, you do not have the right to arbitrarily change the meaning of traditions we hold collectively just because of your personal feelings. The anthem and flag do not belong to you personally, they belong to everyone who is an American. And finally, I have a problem understanding what exactly is supposed to be the intended outcome? Are we somehow supposed to establish a new code of law enforcement where blacks (and I guess, Hispanics) are not held accountable for their crimes anymore? Is that what we're trying to accomplish? Or maybe we're supposed to make a law that police officers can't defend themselves when attacked by a minority? Honestly, I don't see any reasonable or rational resolve to the complaint, which I am still unclear about. What I do know is, a LOT of Americans are really pissed off about multi-millionaire athletes disrespecting our flag and anthem because they feel oppressed. There are a million ways they could choose to affect a change in their communities for the better without shitting on our flag and anthem. Then... after doing so and being resoundingly called out nationwide by the fans... trying to "turn the worm" and change the narrative! IF there is anything lower than the kind of pond scum that disrespects our national symbols, it's a lying bunch of hypocrites who are too cowardly to stand behind what they've done!