Peterson sees no end in sight to anthem protests

Peterson sees no end in sight to anthem protests”

The owner of Flemington Car and Truck country has removed the dealership's ads from broadcasts for the remainder of the season. The symbolic gesture, initiated previous year by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, snowballed last week following calls by Trump for team owners to fire athletes who sat out the anthem. Instead, he just stood there, fixing his right glove.

"It's about the injustice that has been taking place, we don't want the message to get blurry or swept under the rug, people talking about how disrespectful it is to the flag when the same sense, our forefathers would be taking a knee as well because it's blatant and it's in your face".

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stayed seated during the national anthem beginning in August 2016 to protest the treatment of African Americans and other people of color, specifically by police officers.

Trump's comments sparked further participation among numerous players and National Football League personnel.

These protests became more vocal after Trump, at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, criticized players that protested during the anthem. "Three full teams-Pittsburgh (other than Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva), Seattle and Tennessee-boycotted the anthem Sunday, and other groups either knelt or sat".

The three players who had knelt stood for the British anthem, "God Save the Queen". Mark Dodson, an engineer, said, however, the protests were "absolutely a global initiative" and "a sign of solidarity between different races, different backgrounds, different everything basically, which is great to see". They focus on the 50 millionaires on the sideline rather than the 80,000 people showing the proper respect for our flag and the many who have fought for our freedoms.

"Our world is divided, but at the same time, I think that statements by athletes should be made because they are on a pedestal and they are able to make statements".

Hessan tells Young that for many who disapprove of these protests, it comes down to "plain patriotism". "It's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for".

"So the question, really the hypocrisy, is why did [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell say it was OK for players to take a knee, but not OK for players to wear a fairly benign decal supporting Dallas police in the aftermath of a shooting last July?"

Football head coach Dan Swanstrom said that football players should use their platform for the causes they feel strongly about.

The protests were not against the flag or the military, as some have tried to say they were.

Prior to the Bombers' game September 30, Gladney said that he alerted his teammates that he was going to display a sign of protest, and while they didn't want to join him, they weren't opposed to him doing so. "Freedom of expression, social justice and working together as a team is what we stand for, but respect is most important". "He knows that if he stokes this racist issue - if he stokes anything related to identity politics - that the Democrats will jump onto it, it's nearly like a trap, and then all of a sudden, we've got a week of people screaming and yelling about civil rights". The aim was to show respect for both the flag and the position taken by the protesters.

While his fellow teammates might not join him, Zazzara said that they are going to be respectful of what Gladney is trying to do.

"We're not in a movie, we are not in a documentary, we are in life every day", he said.

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