Some players in the NFL refuse to stand when the national anthem is played. some of them, Like Colin Kaepernick say it is because of the issues going on in America today. I feel strongly against their actions. I believe it is very disrespectful to the men and women who have fought for this country. They should respect the country regardless of some "issues" that the feel are going on. They still live in this great Nation in which they have the freedom given to them by men and women who fight every day.
Another line of argument emerged on social media, however, suggesting that those who slammed Kaepernick illustrated how little tolerance there is the US for anyone in the public eye to voice criticism of the country.(http://www.dw.com)
I will be STANDING during the National Anthem tonight. Thank you to ALL (Gender,Race,Religion)that put your lives on the line for that flag
Above is a tweet from Justin Pugh stating how he feels about players not respecting the country and men and women who have fought for it.
Go to the link above to see a video on Colin Kaepernicks reasoning behind why he doesn't stand.
"NFL's Mike Evans Refuses to Stand during National Anthem While Trump Is President." RT International. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2017.
Orlando, Stefania, and James Caroll. "Why Is Colin Kaepernick Not Standing for the National Anthem? – Video." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 02 Sept. 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2017.
Pugh, Justin. "I Will Be STANDING during the National Anthem Tonight. Thank You to ALL (Gender,Race,Religion)that Put Your Lives on the Line for That Flag." Twitter. Twitter, 27 Aug. 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2017.