Football Players Stand

PA high school football players stand for the anthem


This article talks about a high school football team and how they are protesting and speaking out against what Colin Kaepernick is doing. The high school players can understand the issue but don’t see the need to imitate what Kaepernick does and they say at the end of the day we are america and we need to stand together as a team just like how america is. They also say that they are worried that other athletes might try to imitate him because they see him as a role model but really he’s just offered all the people that have fought to keep this a free country and to protect its people. Personally I agree with this high school football team and applaud them for reaching out to talk about this issue and that Kaepernick shouldn’t be a role model for anyone. I think that anyone that kneels during the national anthem is disrespecting the people that have fought and died for this country. I do understand why there is a need to protest but the high school football players got it right in standing and not kneeling during the anthem. They also talked about how so many people look up to an NFL players they are going to want to follow in the players footsteps. I think that he has a right to protest but I think he is doing it in a bad and disrespectful way.




One thought on “Football Players Stand

  1. Yes, I agree with what this high school has done. There is freedom for people to express how they feel, and there is no problem with peaceful demonstration. However, as a public image, it is necessary to consider that your behavior may influence lots of people. On the other hand, being disrespectful is not the way to raise awareness about social injustice; there could be a better way of protesting.


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