"I think by them demonstrating it gets the attention that some of these issues need", Hamilton said.
"I believe there was a statement our owners are afraid of our players and owners requested intervention by political leaders to kick this off, " Lockhart said.
Kaepernick's method of protest is unpatriotic and disrespectful to veterans, some of whom have sacrificed their ability to stand in order to give us the option to stand during the National Anthem. Trump also posted that "sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country". I keep thinking that rational people are upset about the kneeling, when it's just racists, and I can't argue with racists.
Trump has been highly critical of the protests over the past week, and he addressed them recently at a rally in Alabama, saying: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b--h off the field right now? Out!"
If the past is any indicator, public schools are about to have a big teachable moment about the First Amendment, sparked by a burst of tension between President Donald Trump and professional athletes. I mean, OK. Bye. The method of protest, started by former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, began as kneeling during the National Anthem in 2016.
Ford on Monday said that the company "respect [s] individuals' rights to express their views, even if they are not ones [they] share", saying that individuals' right to free speech is "part of what makes America great".
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, '. Out!" Trump's comments inspired more players to kneel this past weekend, some of them in protest of the president. "They have rules for everything: You can't dance in the end zone". "You got to vote, and every time you can't always have your way, so everybody, as a team, in that leadership, we all went with it, and everybody stands". "They cannot disrespect our flag or our national anthem, and they can't have people sitting down or kneeling down during our national anthem". All the commentaries on social media: 'Oh, we're wrong for thinking you should respect the anthem?