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Kneeling in the NFL is not wrong

Travis Calvert

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In this article I will be covering NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem and how they are not wrong for doing this.

Some people say that NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem is “disrespecting” the United States. Donald Trump expressed his opinion on twitter saying “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” Many others have expressed their feelings about this subject on social media also.

But here are some reasons why NFL players should not receive punishment and why players kneeling is not wrong.

  1. It’s not against the rules of the NFL
  2. 18 separate NFL teams have knelt in protest during the National Anthem
  3. “If they’re standing up for other players’ rights to kneel in the context of their job and keep their job, it seems to me to be protected concerted activity,” Mr. Bodie said. This means that even though the NFL players are kneeling they are still in cooperation with the anthem, the NFL,NFL players, and fans.
  4. It is classified under free speech and is a silent protest for foreign and colored peoples rights.

These four reasons should prove that NFL Players kneeling is not wrong and should not receive punishment for protesting.

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