You have President Trump saying it has nothing to do with race and that NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem should be "fired." In reaction, you have NFL players coming out showing more solidarity than ever in protests; some kneeling, some standing but raising a fist to the air, entire teams locking arms, etc.

Keeping the national dialogue off other matters Trump doubled down and said NASCAR has true patriots because you don't see this sort of thing there. Of course you don't have many black NASCAR drivers compared to black NFL players, do you?

Colin Kaepernick was the poster boy for this trend. He told NFL Media last year, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting away with murder." Of course he's speaking of controversial police shootings. The nation despised him for it. Muhammad Ali was once vilified too. Now he's posthumously revered.

I can understand a president speaking out about how unpatriotic the act is. To call for the firing of players, I can't see it as his concern to tell other wealthy men how to run their businesses.. Let the market bear what it will bear I say.

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