Professional Sports Persuasive Essay

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PROP Professional sports leagues should penalize players, coaches, and staff who use their platform to protest or promote political issues. One of the most recent political protests on the playing field was by Colin Kaepernick. Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. He said "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” To him that may just be a way to say we need change in our country because I feel that I am treated differently because of my skin color. But that 's not how everyone interpreted it. in many instances it was taken as those of you in the military that fight for our country that died for our country what you do means nothing to me because I 'm not going to stand up and show respect for what you do and…show more content…
When Colin Kaepernick protests like this it doesn 't just say that he believes this It also says that his team believes it. Because he did it on the field. However he had done anywhere else as a citizen rather than part of the team he would have been doing it as himself and it would only have reflected on himself not on his team. Not only does protesting like this hurt the values of the NFL it also goes against the mission statement. Here is the mission statement of the NFL: To provide our fans, communities and partners the highest quality sports and entertainment in the world, and to do so in a way that is consistent with our values. It clearly states provide fans, communities and partners with the highest quality sports. nowhere does it say also we 're going to let everyone know our players think of the world and all the political issues of the world. This again proves that the goal is not to talk about politics the goal is to provide fans and communities with the highest quality sports. Not only does it counter the NFL values and also counters the Olympic values. The 3 Olympic values are Excellence friendship and respect. It goes
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