Lately, I’ve watched some professional football players show total disrespect for our flag and country during the playing of the national anthem. I was career military and have observed things that no one should have seen. Those players have no idea what pain and suffering our military have been through so they have an opportunity to play the game.
I have enjoyed watching professional football, but I refuse to watch any game when some players show total disrespect for our flag and country during the playing of the national anthem.
There is a time and place to show your disapproval of injustices, real or imagined, but during the national anthem is not one of them. At my disposal I have all kinds of entertainment that will occupy my time; I don’t need professional football. Fans could put a stop to this blasphemy if they did not attend the games, watch them on TV and refuse to buy the products of the advertisers.
Let them play in empty stadiums and I believe this disrespect for our flag and country would end immediately. How about it fans, do you agree with me; disrespect for flag and country will not be tolerated?
Kenneth L. Johnson