Fans Of Kansas City Chiefs Upset Because Certain Players Protested National Anthem After Las Vegas Shooting
By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Monday Night Football usually draws fans from all over. Gathered around television sets to watch their favorite teams and/or players, fans from all walks of life join it. Usually, it’s a time when racial differences are push aside.
Since Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem as well as the racial divisiveness of the Trump administration, the meaning behind the protest has been sanitized. Rather than dealing with the social injustice happening in the United States, protesting the national anthem has been viewed as disrespecting the flag, the U.S., and the military.
The mass shooting that happened in Las Vegas saw people coming together to bring about healing to a horrible situation. Even though what happened in Las Vegas affected so many people, football was still going to be played on Monday night.
Would anyone have the ordacity to kneel during the national anthem between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins?
Well, it turns out that three players from the Chiefs protested.
The Daily Mail reported, “Despite the solemn occasion, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters and linebacker Ukeme Eligwe remained seated for the anthem, while linebacker Justin Houston knelt in apparent prayer.”
It’s unclear whether the players stood during the moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting.
Because of what transpired in Las Vegas, there were a few people criticizing the actions of the three players. No problem with protesting last week and the weeks prior, but should Monday night have been an exception?
One fan held up a sign that read, “Praying 4 Vegas Take A Knee 4 The Right Reasons.”
FYI – The Washington football players either locked arms or placed their hand over their heart during the national anthem.
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org
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