A quick note on NFL protests

I cannot join in on all the social media posts about boycotting the National Football League because I do not watch the NFL. Since I do not have a TV subscription, I do not watch sports at all.


Joking aside: It is one thing to kneel rather than stand during the national anthem because of a principled philosophical or ideological stand. I may not agree with what you are doing, but I can respect your position.

It is another thing entirely to act like a jerk simply to spite President Donald Trump. Refusing to stand for the national anthem because you do not like things one man is saying is nothing more than a petulant tantrum.

President Trump is not the country. (Neither was Obama, Bush, Clinton… etc.) Go ahead and oppose President Trump if you want, but disrespecting the country to do it is shameful.

That is not admirable. It is childish and petty. A principled stance can be taken respectfully. Being childish and petty is always disrespectful and dishonorable. Grow up.

Also, if you want to really take it to the NFL, do not just stop watching their games. Lobby your legislators to take the millionaire players and billionaire owners off of welfare. But you should be doing that anyway.