I will continue to watch and enjoy professional football — and I will give consideration to and will respect the players exercising their constitutional right to peacefully protest the injustices currently going on in this country.
Like you, Kenneth Johnson ("I will no longer watch football," The Daily News, Oct. 12), I am retired military, and as I stand hand over my heart with my cap off at every sporting event I attend I can give a nod toward others who rightfully choose to not do the same.
Sadly, what we have is a situation where peaceful protests are being wrongly labeled as disrespecting and dishonoring our great nation when actually allowing these protests is among the ideals this country was created on.
Keep in mind, if any research was done on the individuals choosing to protest you would probably find that the same people who protest on game day contribute charitably the rest of the week in numerous ways.
David F. Smith