NFL Players Kneel Again After Trump Insists Protests End

  • NFL Players Kneel Again After Trump Insists Protests End

NFL Players Kneel Again After Trump Insists Protests End

Last year, Carlos voiced his support for Colin Kaepernick after the San Francisco 49ers quarterback started the anthem protests to raise awareness for racial injustice in America. "He's fired. He's fired!" following up his comments with a series of tweets last weekend.

The decision to post the video begs the question of whether or not the president will post about the Blackhawks' national anthem tradition of fans cheering loudly throughout the song.

Jackson pointed to the First Amendment in defending the rights of Kaepernick and other protesters, stating they have a right to kneel during the National Anthem.

However, the team ownership at NASCAR took the right to protest into their own hands.

There were fewer players kneeling in London than there were a week ago when over 20 from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens did not stand. Period. If they don't appreciate where they're at. what got them where they're at?

Some inferred that the president's tweet was equal parts attaboy and guarantee that the team would continue, perhaps under Jones' orders, to stand in unison for the anthem. He told players it is "very important" to "respect our flag and our country".

"They say, 'We are in a situation where we have to do something.' I think they're afraid of their players, you want to know the truth".

For the good of American football, the President should withdraw his statement and avoid interfering with sports negatively in the larger picture; players should also find a separate means of protesting when the National Anthem is blaring off dedicated speakers at sporting arenas and venues.

"We cannot continue to move forward as a community when we don't want to deal with the elephant in the room, which is racial inequality, injustice, and racism", Pastor Knighton said. "But I'm not quick to rush to judge somebody who wants to do something different".

This is something the rest of the NASCAR ownership should follow.

By not standing during the anthem, they are doing something unorthodox to raise an issue into the public consciousness, and it has worked. However, drivers like Earnhardt try to keep that divide from growing. For pro athletes, whether they take a wordless stance by kneeling on the field or become outspoken advocates for the causes they support, millions are watching. There is no need to make statements that are simply un-American.

"I'm going to leave that all in the past", Bryant said.