Why Do People Stand Up To The National Anthem

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Football players in the NFL are protesting racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the National Anthem. Although this is a peaceful protest, the NFL is no place for a protest to occur. The NFL is for people to play football; not for politics. This protest was started by a quarterback from the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick. 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. One of the people that did not like players kneeling was President Donald Trump. Trump believes that the players should stand up to the National Anthem because it can be seen as disrespectful if people kneel to it.
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