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Should all NFL players be required to stand during playing of the National Anthem?


MikeLongCounty MikeLongCounty: September 24, 2017 8:28 a.m.

The owners own their teams, just as a merchant might own a store. That store owner doesn't have to allow their employees to "act" or "behave" in a certain way, but can require them to "act" or "behave" when working for them in a certain way. These owners need to require their employees (players) to stand and be respectful to the Flag and the National Anthem. Ratings are down, and if behavior of players do not change NFL is heading for bad times. If it were not for gambling, fantasy sports, etc., NFL would already be in the tank.

onewhocares: September 29, 2017 9:08 a.m.

While everyone has the right to peaceful and civil disobedience, the flag and anthem do not represent police or Donald Trump. This is wrong. We are allowing the systematic demise of the tenets of an honorable society. Allowing / encouraging children to do this is wrong on many levels. I fear that teaching children disrespect and disloyalty will only create a generation who will not stand up and defend the country as a whole. And the time nears - sadly - when you will wish people cared.

It galls me how over-paid people can dare to say they represent the "common man." They are paid ridiculous salaries and are some in the NFL are among the most misbehaved lawbreaking citizens in the public eye. The few who seem to have morals and integrity are overshadowed by all the rest: wife-beaters, boozers, philanderers, and more. This false sense of entitlement is shared by many other athletes and entertainers. When did these people, most of whom cannot maintain a successful personal relationship, become models for living?

Houston, we have a problem.

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