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
This shows that the owner’s mean business about the players kneeling during the National Anthem. These players need to show respect to the National Anthem because are troops are fighting for this flag and our country. And if they don’t the NFL might start to fall. Football players should not be kneeling during the National Anthem. The players that kneel should be suspended or kicked from the team or some type of punishment.
"The team and its leaders are so obsessed with clinging to a dictionary-defined racial slur that they are willing to abandon their hometown and local fans in order to continue degrading Native Americans," said Joel Barkin, spokesman for the grassroots campaign. "Now that Bruce Allen has been relieved of day-to-day responsibilities as general manager he must have a lot of free time on his hands to double down on this racist moniker and try to figure out what to do about Native Americans returning donations from the team. Unfortunately, Bruce Allen, team owner Dan Snyder and the Washington team fail to understand that you cannot buy acceptance of continued racism. The Washington Redskins football team through the years has been put under increasing pressure to change its name in order to stop causing offense to Native
Anger from Colin Kaepernick has even reached our political systems. For instance, our President, Donald Trump was deeply bothered by athletes protesting during the national anthem and said “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b---- off the field right now.” Instead of looking at the essence of Colin Kaepernicks’ protest which was to fight against police brutality, President Trump like many took it to offense and missed the true meaning. The whole concept of Kaepernick disrespecting our military is actually completely against what his protest was intended for. Colin Kaepernick was not trying to offend our military and didn’t think his protest disrespected them either. When asked about the military Kaepernick said “They fight for freedom.
It seems like almost every day Donald Trump comes up with a new infantile comeback to justify his despicable behavior or of those in his employ. Recently on "ABC 's This Week" Trump came under fire for Tweeting out an insulting photo of Ted Cruz 's wife, Heidi, but justified his immature Twitter tantrum by blaming Ted Cruz and lamenting "He started it", proving Trump can multi-task as he acts like a belligerent asshole and a petulant child at the same time. While barely a week goes by that Trump is not the media focus of some new act of disgraceful behavior, this week it was Trump 's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is in the hot seat for an incident that happened earlier this month involving his alleged assault of former Breitbart reporter, Michelle Fields.
Therefore, he didn’t get kicked out of the league because he wasn’t good enough, but for sitting down during the national anthem. In today’s modern NFL, many players take a knee during the national anthem. My question is why didn’t they get kicked out of the league like Collin Kapernick? Our president, Donald Trump states that, “NFL owners should fire players who
Coach Boone began his speech with information his audience needed to know, “fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin’ the same fight that we're still fightin’ amongst ourselves today” (American Rhetoric). Coach Boone’s football team knew about the Gettysburg battle, but never connected it to a football game, knowing this came from how the boys reacted to the speech. Each boy on the team came to the realization that they were in the wrong, by Coach’s passionate appeal; which is what he was aiming for. Coach Boone used a pathos to appeal to his team’s emotion. “This green field right here was painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys, smoke and hot lead pourin' right through their bodies” (American Rhetoric).
In the article, "Utah football coach suspends entire team to build character," by Deseret News, Utica High School football coach, Matt Labrum, takes a stand. When it comes to high school football, teachers and coaches tend to be very passive about the boys behavior and grades. I really admire what Labrum did, even though it may have been a hard descion. The boys deserved any punishment they got after cyberbulling, disrespect, and lack of effort when it came to their grades. Most people would just ignore their innapropiate actions just so they could continue with the season.
Taking a Stand The wide world of sports has been buzzing lately about the controversy of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem. News outlets all around the country have been discussing their opinions on Kaepernick’s actions. Everyone seems to have a different opinion on the issue. Presidential candidate Donald Trump has weighed in on the action, stating that Kaepernick can find another country to live in if he can’t respect the anthem. Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is upset that he would dishonor a “sacred” flag that has given him the many opportunities that has help him succeed in life.
First of all, agitating for what you believe in is important for by doing this you might inspire people to fight alongside you. For instance, our U.S president had made a remark after NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to the national anthem that said, “If any NFL player takes a knee during the national anthem get them the @*#% out of the arena!” In response to the comments made by the president many other professional athletes started to take a knee during the anthem and others have stayed in their locker rooms. Kaepernick inspired these athletes to take a stand against the commander and chief of the country they live in as a way to tell him that the actions he has taken is hurting their country. In my personal opinion, people should take a stand and not stay silent and use their
The Cherokees suffered illness and the death of their beloved ones, they were tired, but had to keep moving, forced by the soldiers. The act was cruel and inhumane, and the forced movement of the Cherokees was not a correct action taken at that point in history. It was unfair for the Cherokees, because the general was not willing to move. It violated the Cherokee’s rights, caused a great number of casualties, and violated the constitution. The action should not have been taken by Americans at that point of time, and it shouldn’t be done by any religion or nation and any time.