Persuasive Essay On Patriotism In Sports

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Recently, there has been a lot of talk surrounding patriotism in sports and its effect on our world today. Specifically, people have been talking about the actions of Colin Kaepernick, a former starter, then backup, and now starting quarterback once again for the San Francisco 49ers. The reason patriotism in sports has been so popular lately is because Kaepernick chose to take a knee during the national anthem to avoid supporting a country that, in his view, treats people of color and minorities unfairly. Kaepernick's actions have spurred most of the country to get involved in the issue and caused many people to choose sides. While there is still widespread debate on whether or not Kaepernick should be kneeling during the anthem, it is clear that his message is powerful and he obviously has followers who believe in his actions…show more content…
People criticize Colin Kaepernick for standing up for his cause because it has nothing to do with sports. But what does the Big Reveal have to do with sports? Why couldn’t the family member just surprise his or her family at home instead of at the 50 yard line of Lambeau Field?

I think the military is trying to encode a message to the country about how amazing it is to be in the military by revealing the joy of coming home to surprise your family. The military shows people that soldiers are the reason why people are this happy. That is why I believe Kaepernick is getting so much backlash for his protest. It does not make our country look good and it does not make people happy and it does not support war. U.S. citizens do not want to admit that there is a problem with our country because we are proud to be Americans.

The Big Reveal is a great thing. It does touch everyone’s hearts when we see families reunited. However, I believe it is often set up by the military and is paid for by the military to give a good impression to the public and to keep people supporting the United States and our
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