I'm personally not opposed to players protesting. Just not on the field.

I'm personally not opposed to players protesting.  Just not on the field. | AND JUST LIKE THAT 300 MILLION AMERICANS STOPPED WATCHING NFL FOOTBALL 300 MILLION AMERICANS STOPPED WATCHING NFL FOOTBALL AND JUST LIKE THA | image tagged in forrest gump,nfl,protest,national anthem | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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The point that you made in the title, that is.

Players are employees. There are official NFL rules on how they are to conduct themselves on the field, to include during the National Anthem. If they want to protest, then they get fined. Fines grow exponentially with subsequent violations. Teams can get fined as well.

You're not really "protesting" or being "heroic" if there are no consequences or if you don't have any skin in the game.

Otherwise, just do your job and then go out and protest. These guys are multimillionaires and only work 6 months out of the year, the should be able to do something more substantial than f**k up something that represents a lot to people who have served their country.
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"they should"
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I have no problem with peaceful protest on their own time. But on the field means they are taking advantage of the fans, who for the most part, aren't interested in player's politics; they just want to be entertained. They are also using their employer's time and resources, presumably without their consent (at least prior to this week). Players have a lot of free time to promote whatever agendas they may have, and their celebrity opens doors for them that you and I don't have available to us. I go to a lot of rock concerts and always get annoyed when an entertainer takes advantage of the paying public to spout off whatever their political leanings are. Again, I pay to be entertained, not persuaded about someone else's politics.
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Agreed
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Employers have the authority to regulate their employees' speech. It's the law. It's funny most people don't realize this, but yet they live it out on a daily basis at their jobs all over the country. Great meme! upvoted!
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Agreed!
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How do you feel about government workers refusing to marry gays? They are on the job. But their protest is welcomed. Hmmmmm.
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This is what they don't get. They are entertainers. People spend a lot of money and time to watch a game, not a protest.
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5 ups, 2 replies
Ever see a celebrity kneeling during the opening credits?
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6 ups
So that example hardly applies...
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lol :D
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You're right. We're desensitized to the rules and regulations at our work place. We know we can't drink and do drugs on property, when we can smoke, where we can smoke, and so on. And we expect there to be rules at our work place. Just like NFL players have their own that they're expected to live up to. Ultimately, the fans are the customers and you have to keep them happy or ticket sales drop.
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Official NFL ratings are down a mere 11%. Enough to cause the NFL some pain, the networks some pain, but it won't change a damn thing.

So, congratulations! You have the country you wanted. There simply is no one else to blame here save for the average American (non) voter.
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:)
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College Football is still good..... I guess.
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Yyyyyyeah no they didnt
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Well, if the president supreme had his way...
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