Yeah, I understand why they want to protest and make themselves heard, but they are doing it in an incredibly disrespectful way. I’m sure there are plenty of other ways they could think of to get their message across, but what they’re doing is just really unnecessary. By kneeling during the national anthem, the players are being very rude to all of the brave men and women who have risked their lives and died fighting for and defending America. If it wasn’t for these people, the NFL wouldn’t exist and those players wouldn’t have jobs, and especially wouldn’t be making the millions of dollars that they do. I don’t think the NFL was trying to be offensive towards the military, but they were and it’s not okay.
This matter is displeasing because this player shouldn’t have to apologize for doing the correct thing, while his teammates did not. Tons of young children who aspire to be athletes in life watch football. Seeing athletes kneel could set a bad example for kids. If matters begin to worsen dealing with the national anthem, it may become optional for teams or sports. But if our country works together, we can put an end to disrespecting the flag.
People who oppose this way to protest tend to say you have no rights to kneel during the anthem. They also say that kneeling during the anthem is not showing any pride for the America. Someone even went as far as saying ‘They are spitting on the graves of everyone killed on 911. That may not be their intention but that is reality. (Expletive) you and (expletive) them.
Colin Kaepernick started all of this because he said that he refused to honor a song or “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” When he first started doing this, people did not really notice what he was doing. After a couple football games of him doing this, people started to notice, and they criticized him for it. Soon after this, Kaepernick chooses to opt out of his contract because he knew that he was going to get let go by his team after the season was over. At the beginning of this season, dozens of football players on every team started to kneel. Many people supported this while others did not like people kneeling at all.
The current debate over kneeling or sitting in protest during the National anthem ignited by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 has escalated to become a nationally divisive issue. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers refuse to stand during “the Star Spangled Banner” Aug. 2016, to protest against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. These athletics that chose not to stand for the national anthem because there was a message they wanted to send. Needless to say, an individual has a right to believe as they so choose. Kaepernick along with many others feel that not standing for the national anthem is a peaceful way to protest and release their feelings.
Not showing respect to US flag may mean disrespecting US Army. Therefore, lots of people in America state that Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, shouldn’t make his protest in that manner. In contrast, Colin Kaepernick should have protested in his manner for the following reasons. To begin with, the action made by Colin Kaepernick was a really effective way to attract attention. After the game that he first started his protesting, lots of reporters dash to Kaepernick and tried to interview him even though there was no interview.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people” (Gregory et. al.). With this point, it provides the idea of the reasoning behind the protest of not standing for the flag. For the majority of the protestors, they are protesting African American rights of American citizens. For NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, this is a major issue.
It 's not a NFL player 's job to be role model 's for young children. If you think it 's that bad you should write them a letter or send them a email, but that won 't listen, there PRO football players. There not going to want to listen to you. Also what is so bad about showboating? Everyone does it.
Both organizations agreed to do this to say that each organization is still behind the NFL players who are protesting. “I believe they have the right to do that even though I don't believe in that. As long as they don't impose anything I'm fine with that.” I was in the middle of asking Carter the next question when he interrupted me. “Patriotism is an empty emotion, too many people get the feeling of patriotism without any action. It's almost like faith, if there is no action then it is useless.
By banning this game, the government would be stripping a person’s ability to practice a legitimate, entertaining, and competitive game. Furthermore, Fantasy Football does not share many characteristics with gambling, and is supported by professional, reputable societies, and by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Lastly, rules and regulations are being added to ensure that fantasy football maintains fair play. Fantasy football has some flaws, yet the government would be taking a large fallacious leap by banning or restricting it. It is imperative that the people do all they can to fight what could become an egregious error with profound impact on
Tom Brady claimed that he had no knowledge of the game balls being deflated and would give his full cooperation to the investigation; however, this was likely not true. In the NFL, each team provides their own footballs, so the biggest issue other than the simple fact of cheating, was that deflating the balls would have only benefited Tom Brady and the Patriots. Deflating footballs allows the quarterback to grip the ball easier, along with making the football easier to catch. This is especially true in tough whether conditions – like there were during this particular championship game. Even though Brady stated that he was not involved in this scandal, he acted very suspiciously in the days and weeks after.
When I see football on the television it makes me think how does the helmets protect much impact, on their heads from being tackled. Is football worth losing brain cells? Well no it can protect the skull from being pulverized, but not help much with brain cells. My personal feelings about football is that it is not worth injuring yourself for devotees. In my sister’s opinion I am not allowed to like any football team except for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ever since 1997, the NFL Personal Conduct Policy has been holding back coaches, players, team employees, and game officials from having a personal life outside the sport of football. The policy states that any illegal, violent, dangerous, or irresponsible conduct will not be tolerated. It is also stated that NFL team members may endeavor to be people of high character at all times; they must show respect for others inside and outside of the workplace because every single one of their actions reflect on the NFL. In order for the NFL to uphold their extremely high standards, whenever violations of the policy occur, appropriate disciplinary action will arise. If a team member is convicted of a crime, they are subject to a degree of discipline.
The referees wouldn’t throw a flag if the offence was complaining, so why should they for the defense. Roger Cordell the commissioner of the NFL needs to repel this rule because it is not right to give the defense an advantage. It wouldn`t be much fun to play ageist a defense that always wins. Even if so the game would be very boring because the defense wouldn’t let the offense go ant where. The NFL has many more unnecessary rules and hopefully most of thin will be reaped and never talked about again.
As a U.S. citizen, Colin Kaepernick has the personal right not to stand for the national anthem and is allowed to publicly say absolutely anything he wants at any time. Kaepernick is a football quarterback that plays for the 49ers and protested to raise awareness for racial oppression and injustices in America. For what it’s worth, I agree with Kaepernick. Blacks are America’s most oppressed race, but we disagree on who the oppressors are. Kaepernick believes that it’s white America, the America that made possible do the once-inconsiderable; electing a black president and not once, but twice.