I’m in my second year of not watching the NFL. I have never called for a boycott because I feel people are capable of making their own decisions.I love football. I was a season ticket holder in Tampa for six years before I moved to Iowa.
However, as soon as the NFL and owners did nothing to stop the disrespect of our flag, anthem and country, I was done with them.
You see this is the same NFL that refused to give Dallas permission to wear a decal on their helmets in honor of five cops murdered in their city; the same NFL that had a major problem with NY players who wore cleats honoring 9-11 and I just can’t take it anymore.
Now the ‘protest’ is widespread. Do these players have a right to take a knee? Of course they do. No one as far as I know is saying otherwise. Do their employers - the owners and the NFL itself - have the power to stop them? Of course they do. And they should.
Disrespecting my country does not address the perceived injustice. And of ALL the people in the country who may feel there is a problem with police and the deaths of black people, then THESE people don’t just have a platform to talk about it, they have a megaphone.
Call a Press Conference. Tell the world! Every media outlet in the country would discuss it! But no. You choose to disrespect my country, my flag, my anthem and those who died to protect it.
So that’s me. Will this knee campaign effect your football watching?