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So now the protests against the National Anthem by some NFL players have morphed into an anti-Trump exposition. The story was always interesting but this weekend it exploded in a way that may hurt the country. In this case there are rights, but also what is right.
As you know, former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a political protest last season by failing to stand during the National Anthem before games. Soon, a few other players followed his lead, some even giving the black power salute.
Mr. Kaepernick is now unemployed even though his skill set is high enough to play in the National Football League. The problem for the quarterback is that teams believe he is not good enough to start, and apparently do not feel a public relations nightmare is worth it for a backup.
Overwhelmingly, Americans do not want the anthem and flag disrespected by anyone. You can imagine how our military people feel about the situation while watching NFL games in war zones.