Taking It To the Street’s: NFL Players Kneeling During the National Anthem

Taking It To the Street’s
by David Greene

This week we asked sports fans their thoughts on the NFL players protest of kneeling during the National Anthem.
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“There kneeling for a good cause. The way the world is right now, and I hate to say it… white America is not having this, the stuff with Christopher Columbus, we’re letting America know he was fake. He’s not real, he’s nobody. He was a murderer, a sex offender and a problem… the players aren’t disrespecting anything.”
–Clinton Lamont Ingrem, Staten Island

 

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“Actually I’m not too familiar with the real details into it, but I know what (President) Trump said, and I know what their protesting about. I do think they are expressing their First Amendment rights, which is more important than anything else.”
–Mark Kusi, Norwood

 

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“Absolutely, everyone should be allowed to protest anything they want no matter if it’s right or wrong. First Amendment rights trump everything, pun intended. They can fire the players, but that doesn’t mean they can’t sue for being fired for expressing their rights. This is normal nonsense from the president, I’m not surprised.”
–Matt Reed, University Heights

 

TITS-4“They should just play the game and respect the flag and country your from. Every man and woman has the right to speak their mind, but do it on your own time. Cassius Clay is considered one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, but to me he was the biggest coward. He was a great fighter, but he used his religion to get out of going to Viet Nam, because he was scared.”
–John Shaffer, Brooklyn

 

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“I do think it’s disrespectful to the country and the National Anthem is something to be proud of and since childhood we have been standing up, so I don’t understand what the big deal is. It’s disrespectful to the country… I respect everybody’s opinion. I don’t think the players should be fired, but maybe penalized. A fine would be a good punishment.”
–Mike Marquez, Yonkers

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