During recent weeks, many NFL players have chosen to kneel during the National Anthem in order to make a statement about race relations. They have a right to voice their opinion and point out a real problem in American society.
But now they are being unfairly punished for practicing their rights.
Antonio Cromartie of the Indianapolis Colts has reportedly been cut from the team for kneeling during the national anthem and raising his fist.
Peaceful protest hasn’t previously cost anyone their job, until now.
Of course, the Colts’ owner is going to take a lot of heat for his decision. But he’s not the only team owner to be outspoken about players using his field to protest.
As we reported yesterday, Jerry Jones–the owner of the Dallas Cowboys–spoke out firmly against players protesting on the field. “I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have,” Jones said.
Jones has threatened to fire any player that does anything but stand for the National Anthem.
Jones concluded, “There’s no question in my mind. The National Anthem is sacred. Our flag is sacred. We respect that so much.”
Meanwhile, President Trump has echoed that statement and urged Americans to boycott any NFL team that allows players to practice their rights.
This is SICKENING and should never be tolerated. What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below!