If NFL had suspended Kaepernick we wouldn't have 'a problem'

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who was at the forefront of protests last season told CBS on Sunday he will stand during the U.S. national anthem if given a chance to play football in NFL again

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who was at the forefront of protests last season told CBS on Sunday he will stand during the U.S. national anthem if given a chance to play football in NFL again

Operations manager, Doug Carson said, "I think Colin Kaepernick and the other players have a constitutional right to protest, but the owners can choose to fire the players as well". I do, however, care a lot about being able to freely express oneself through free speech or the right to voice one's opinion.

This season, many athletes took the knee to support to shed light on racial injustice, police brutality and other inequalities that affect people of colour in the United States. Not stopping there, Smith explained that "journalism ended (Nixon's) political career", while noting "The First Amendment stood firm and nearly 50 years later, it does today".

Personally, I do not agree with the notion of sitting down or kneeling during the national anthem.

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After Trump's tweet, though, the National Football League provided a statement to The Washington Post in which it said, "Commentary this morning about the Commissioner's position on the Anthem is not accurate". In fact, I believe Trump is stirring up much more controversy than necessary, as he is poorly responding to the athletes kneeling during the anthem.

Before we all get sucked into this alternative universe in which the formerly magnanimous and gracious National Football League owners have suddenly become vengeful overlords just to please their totalitarian president and oppress their players, let us remember that this is the same outfit that invented the 15-yard penalty for "excessive celebration"?

Many NFL teams issued statements objecting to the president's comments, and some owners joined their players in linking arms while standing during the anthem.

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POTUS suggested a stronger punishment if Kaep would have kneeled a 2nd time and a season-long suspension for a 3rd kneel. These players - and all Americans for that matter - have a First Amendment right to exercise their freedom of speech. But despite that, I've been side-eyed for kneeling. Trump has been tweeting about this issue every day of the week, multiple times a day. "And you would never have had a problem". However, the president only made two tweets regarding the Las Vegas shooting within 48 hours of the incident.

The issue came to a head as Vice President Mike Pence traveled to IN to attend an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts, but left after some players reportedly took a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Trump makes a habit of bashing reporters and media outlets on Twitter, dismissing reports that reflect negatively on him as nothing more than "fake news".

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