By Daveda Gruber:
Will people be peeking at the NFL games today and looking to see if any of the players takes a knee?
Is it possible that we are all so fed up with the player’s disrespect of our national anthem and our beautiful flag that we don’t even care anymore?
There will always be the diehard football fans that want to see their team play. The difference now is that many are so disgusted with players that they have lost interest.
We see players making so much money playing a sport and they have no gumption to realize that you do not protest anything while being under contract to play a sport. That only brings people against you and your sponsors.
I feel sick over all of this. I have so much respect for this country and her flag that I’m always proud to stand and put my hand on my heart for the national anthem and the seeing the flag blow in the wind. Then again I feel that I am intelligent and know what our flag stands for and know what the words of The Star Spangled Banner mean and the story the song represents.
President Trump has the reassurance from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the players will stand. He got that confirmation after he hinted that the NFL tax breaks could be cut.
I am curious. Will I watch to see the beginning of a game to see if the players we obey Goodell? I’m not sure yet. I feel like I am hitting the players in their pockets if I don’t watch. Then again, if the players all stand and show dignity, will President Trump look like he made the right decision if people tune in to a game that is played after the flag and anthem are respected?
This is a difficult choice for me. Is it a tough one for you?