I gotta say that I am more than a little disappointed in how the Seahawks franchise, as well as the NFL, is handling the whole kneel during the National Anthem fad. People fought and died to establish our nation with participatory government. More people fought and died ending slavery allowing Blacks a say in that participatory government. Whether you are black white blue male female or other, get off your knees, stand in honor of our nation built on participation, and get out there and participate in our participatory government. People who protest instead of participating tear at the very fabric of our nation and it is tough for me to summon any respect for their decision.
It’s sad because I like watching the Seahawks, but I sure as heck am not going to be complicit in their anti-American behavior by watching an NFL game. Fortunately I have a plan.
I plan to ride, rather than watch football, until the teams come to their senses.
In addition, this whole thing is really a matter of employers telling their employees how they will represent the company to their customers. It is really not a free speech issue.
In other words, the NFL and/or individual NFL teams have a right to tell their players how they will act in front of the fans before, during, or after the games, or in fact any other time that they are on the job.
Yep, it really is that simple.