December 15, 2017

The N.F.L was one big family

Posted on October 11, 2017 by in Sports

After President Trump’s remark about how players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, the league has unfortunately been separated into two sides; the side that supports the peaceful way that the players are protesting and the side who feels it is wrong and disrespectful to kneel during such a symbolic moment of the U.S. Team owners who had previously supported this movement have now started to side with the President to bench players who kneel during the anthem. Even though these owners have stated consequences, they hope to move past this controversy and avoid further conflicts with their own players.

The issues being protested are social injustice and police brutality towards African-Americans. Colin Kaepernick, the ex starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, started this protest last season and received mixed opinions on this situation. Since then, the peaceful protest has now continued with even more players beginning to kneel and will continue to be this way. The N.F.L is currently divided due to the players’ right to free expression because there is no rule or law that says they must stand during the national anthem.

 

One Response to “The N.F.L was one big family”

  1. Betty Guzman 12 October 2017 at 9:54 am #

    love this article very informative


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