Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San-Francisco 49ers, chose not to stand for the National Anthem at a recent National Football League game. Instead, he decided to express his unhappiness with the way African Americans are being treated by police, by kneeling to the ground. This was his form of protest and attempt to convey his message about how he felt. Kaepernick does have the right to not stand for the National Anthem, however, it is disrespectful. People fight for our freedom, so why disrespect those men and women and an NFL game was not the right time or place to hold his protest.
The National Anthem is a patriotic musical composition composed by Francis Scott Key. National Football League players are protesting the American tradition because of racial discrimination in the United States. Many Americans are upset about this on a personal level because they have a loved one or a family member who has served, or is serving, for this country. Kneeling for the National Anthem is disrespectful, out of place, and should not be allowed on the job. The act of kneeling is disrespectful towards our country, our flag, and our military.
They also say that it angers many people and shows division in our country. The kneeling for the national anthem has brought many controversy. Many say that the action has nothing to do with the military or ones in service, but with the inequality and revocation of our rights. “I’m not going to stand up to show pride in
This doesn’t sit well with all Americans. Kneeling and locking arms during the national anthem is uncivil and should not be tolerated because it disrespects soldiers, is rude to American citizens and shows younger generations it is okay when it is not. Soldiers are the reason we are free. If we was not free these NFL players would not be playing football and getting payed millions of dollars to do it. They go out everyday and fight for our freedom.
Are peoples’ opinions that you disagree with not allowed? This question has been heavily put to the test as football players have been swarmed with abhorrence. This anger has been brought to them through the protest that they have acted with, not standing or kneeling during the national anthem, in the past few years. Football players should be protected by the first amendment of the constitution, which is for free speech and protest. Football players should not be punished for their opinion and issue in which they protest in the United States because it brings awareness to society issues, use social status, and even though people disagree that the protest should not happen during the National Anthem.
Everyone is supposed to stand up and put their right hand over their heart when the Star Spangled Banner is sung or played to show respect for our soldiers, but some football teams are not in this case. This issue with standing up for the Star Spangled Banner, goes along with the issue of the College or University Football Players not standing up for the loved ones that died fighting for their freedoms and rights. Everyone should just stop going to the football games for these teams that are doing it, making the Pro football players getting less and less money as people stop coming, because they are showing disrespect to the soldiers that fought for their rights and without soldiers, the football players wouldn’t be playing. Without soldiers fighting for our rights and taking risks, of possibly death or injury, our community or population of people in the United States would go down because the world would be chaos and everyone will go around killing each other. No one said fighting for your freedom would be easy.
While an example of a non conformer is Colin Kaepernick a Professional football player who decided not to kneel during the national anthem. One of the reasons he doesn’t kneel is because he says america is not upholding the things that the national anthem states fairly with all races. Conformity and nonconformity is a double edged sword in the way that whether you conform or non conform there will be both positive and negative consequences. In the novel Animal Farm Boxer who is the main work force of the farm is a conformist. In the story Boxer is not as intelligent as the other animals, so they can easily manipulate him to do things and
Back in 2016 Colin Kaepernick quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, controversially protested by taking a knee during the national anthem at a preseason game. This resulted in, a major amount resentment from fans, some even going as far as to burn his jerseys. Is one small act in protest to racism had a large effect leading many other athletes to contribute their support for the cause by kneeing as well. I personally believe, that these athletes are well within their rights. According to the first amendment people have the right to “peacefully assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”.
Troy doesn't see that times are changing, and doesn't allow his son Cory to pursue his football career, because of what happened to Troy when he tried to make it big in baseball. During the time that Troy was playing baseball in the Negro Leagues, there weren't any major league black baseball players and it caused Troy to give up on his dream in baseball. Now that Cory is getting recruited to play football at college, Troy simply cannot see that things would be different for his son now that the times were moving forward for black professional athletes. The motivation behind Troy being so against his son playing football stems from his bitterness about not being able to pursue his dreams in playing baseball. Kenney States in his article that “Baseball serves not only as the focus of Troy’s dream and disappointment, but also as his metaphor for what he sees as the essentially combative nature of life itself.” This is Troys underlying motive, that derives from his failed baseball career.
Last year, Colin Kaepernick, an American football player did not stand up for the flag of America in the beginning of a game. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he protested. In The Misfits, a book we’re reading currently in English class, a character named Addie had a similar protest with Colin Kaepernick, where she decided to not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I support Colin and Addie’s protest, because the police shootings are becoming a huge problem each year, and many different people are gradually supporting Colin. I support Colin Kaepernick because the police shootings are getting worse each year.
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
Suffering and sacrifice can negatively shape people if they don 't have the endurance to learn from it and/or people that they can rely on. Like when Bo Jackson got kicked out of football because the other people did not know he was going on a trip. That just shaped him to never join that team because of anger when he could of had a original college football career. He had almost a 1.6 percent of getting in again. In the documentary You Don 't Know Bo some people may think that it is not related to the incredible and stunning novel called Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry.
In the 1970s two small schools in Virginia integrated to form T.C. Williams high school. There was a lot of backlash through both communities as the thought of African Americans and Caucasians attending the same school angered a lot of people. The tensions came to a head when the head football coach was replace by Herman Boone an African American coach from North Carolina. Several of the white players wanted to protest and quit the team out of respect for both their coach and fear that their new coach wouldn’t give them the playing time they deserved.
Clearly, from the results of the two polls, many fans would be unhappy if the Redskins’ name were to be changed. Also, if any professional sport teams were forced to change their names, it would have a huge negative impact on commercial products. Lingebach addresses in his article how “in another sign of support, the majority of Washington, DC fans would not purchase new team merchandise if the Redskins changed their name” (qtd. in Lingebach 2). If Native Americans and most of the National Football League fans infer that the name is not derogatory, the Redskins should not have to change their name.