National Anthem Controversy

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/columnist/nicole-auerbach/2016/09/28/nebraska-national-anthem-protest-michael-rose-ivey/91222512/
Above is an article about the three Nebraska football players, who decided to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem, during the Northwestern game. This act has sparked serious conversations about the state of our country and racism, throughout the state and nationally. I praise these men for standing up for what they believe in, regardless of the backlash they may receive. I believe that we, as American citizens, have the fundamental right to peacefully protest.
Some see the method of these protests, and publicly condemn it, citing it disrespectful, to our country and the men and women who serve our country. I believe that as long as the protest is peaceful, it should be allowed.
While this act sparked several discussions, it also provoked a member of the board of regents to demand for the removal of the participating players, and was also publicly condemned by the governor of Nebraska. Promptly, one of the players, Michael Rose-Ivey, engaged the governor, and have set up a meeting to discuss their actions.
I believe that the players have the fundamental right to voice their opinion, and should be allowed to exercise the first amendment right.

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2 thoughts on “National Anthem Controversy

  1. I also found it interesting how fast this form of protest is spreading. I also agree that the players should have the right to express their first amendment rights and they shouldn’t be condemned from doing so!

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