Patriotism is slowly dying.
Defender for Dallas, Reggie Cannon, stated, “You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium. It’s baffling to me. As a team we try to give the best possible product on the field and these last six months have been absolute hell for us. Absolute hell.”
He continued to say, “We had someone chanting U.S.A., but they don’t understand what kneeling means. They don’t understand why we’re kneeling. They can’t see the reason. They think we’re the ignorant ones. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’m sorry to have this tone, but you have to call it for what it is.”
The boos the teams got from the stands mimic the thoughts of President Trump as well. Kneeling during the the anthem is equivalent to not believing in what America stands for and what their country has done for them.
There’s a time an a place for protesting, but during a game is not one.
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