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Colin Kaepernick Should Be "Grateful"?

First Posted: Sept. 13, 2018, 3:53 p.m. CST
Last Updated: Jan. 2, 2019, 1:28 a.m. CST
This pretty much sums up the argument of anyone who is burning their Nike gear.

"Stand for the National Anthem to respect those who died for your right to do so, and for your right to make millions of dollars playing a sport." That's pretty much the circular argument protesters of Colin Kaepernick are using. But their argument can be, more sarcastically, summarized by the parody book shown in the picture above. NFL players should be so grateful that they are making millions of dollars that they shouldn't have a political stance on anything. What a load of crap. They should be grateful? Whatever happened to standing for something MORE than football? When did we draw the line at football? What is wrong with them channeling their spotlight into something greater? As if people don't want to mix football and politics. "We have a right to just watch football without any political distractions."

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