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Bringing the NFL to its knees

NFL players and their teams are adopting different forms of messaging to America that there are serious concerns over the treatment of minorities in America. We now see that many American football fans are strongly opposed to thinking about social and political problems before spending three and a half hours watching violence over who has a football. Many Americans also believe that such contests should be preceded by acts signifying patriotism. Oddly, many other public sport events are begun without the national anthem. Nor does almost any other country have this custom.

According to Sen. John McCain, the U.S. military actually pays the NFL millions of dollars to bring out those giant flags and have the players stand for the anthem. Not many years ago the players waited in the locker room until after the anthem was played. The military believes it improves recruitment which is becoming more difficult.

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Patrick Hunter

Carbondale