Pros And Cons Of Boycotting The NFL

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“I’m not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people,” stated former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Are NFL players such as Colin Kaepernick rudely disrespecting the country they live in by kneeling during the national anthem or are they simply protesting injustices? Some people firmly believe kneeling and protesting during the national anthem is the players right, while others insist that it is disrespectful to America. NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s actions of kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice have resulted in a intense chain of events. Hundreds of sports players are kneeling along with Kaepernick. Those oppose kneeling are boycotting the NFL or posting their stance on twitter. Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem on August 26th, 2016, at the San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick took these actions to protest police brutality. He claimed that he didn’t want to “stand up and show pride in a country for a…show more content…
For example directV customers are demanding refunds for their Sunday ticket NFL channel because of their opposition of the players kneeling for the national anthem. Another example of the boycotting is bar and restaurant owners in Massachusetts, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York, and Texas have stopped streaming the NFL games on TV. “The sole reason that I didn’t air the game is because I feel the players disrespected the national anthem and that is something I hold dear to my heart,” stated one bar owner in Louisiana. Not only have restaurants stopped showing the game but diehard fans have destroyed their once very cherished team gear. Those oppose the actions of Colin Kaepernick have stopped watching the NFL and refused to keep their once precious
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