My problem with the NFL re: National Anthem

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  1. Bonzi
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    Per the NFL rulebook:

    1. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country.
    Why do you not respect the flag or our country. Our country is the people. There are other ways to show your discontent with the President. People take not standing up for the flag as an insult on the United States as a unit. It makes people feel that you don't want to be here or don't like the unit as a whole (not just the administration) - and there are a lot of people that worked hard to build the US that are still alive today. There are a lot of people young and old that have risked their lives for the United States.
     
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    Your problem with the NFL re: the National Anthem is exactly the same as every dumbass rube's problem. You don't understand what the protest is about and you don't understand what the flag represents.

    Saying "there are other ways to protest" is really stupid and fails to recognize the importanct role that protests play in our society.
     
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    I blame the NFL and the owners, they should adopt a strict, "Take a knee, an Asian takes your place" stance
     
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    STFU you fucking hypocrite, I bet you've NEVER stood up at home when you hear a national anthem.
     
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    The thing about the flag is that it stands for freedom. And that freedom includes the opportuity to not stand during the national anthem. It is not a choice I would make, but I spent 20 years in the Corps to make sure people had the right to make such choices, even if I think they are idiots. I would like to say I have stopped watching the NFL as a result of this, but in reality I quit watching the NFL mostly due to the crappy product on the field and the way they screwed over the city of St Louis.
     
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    I'm usually not watching the game when it's being played, but, no, I would not you are correct. But when I am at the events I always do (and I also sing along, which I'm sure is QUITE offensive to those around me!)
     
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    So you're a hypocrite. Now you know.
     
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    Like everyone, people have a right to NOT do things. To say what they want.
    But also, there are consequences, so, if you are willing to endure them, fine.

    Just like committing crimes. You have a right to commit them. But you also have the consequence of going to jail.
     
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    You must get dizzy from the spin Taz
     
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    oh come on WillHaftawaite , you have not heard me sing so how do you know it's offensive
     
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