National Anthem Persuasive Speech

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Picture this, an NFL player getting on the field and warming up. Then, as the game gets closer to starting the field clears so they could get the flag on the field to do the national anthem. This is when something tragically happens. This is when some NFL players kneel during the national anthem. Many people think that protesting the national anthem by kneeling is a bad thing. However, it’s what the players feel like doing even though it is a little disrespectful. Many players kneeled on one day and that was when president Trump made a comment about football. The national anthem pays respect to the people who have risked their lives, been injured, or died defending the United States. Carole Isham, a great-great-great-granddaughter of…show more content…
The Santa Clara police union hinted they would boycott providing security at games after Kaepernick revealed his reasons for protesting the national anthem and wore socks depicting pigs in police uniforms. Fans have been burning Kaepernick 's jersey to show their distaste for his actions. One video of a jersey on fire posted on Facebook was captioned, "He says he 's oppressed making $126 million. Well, Colin here 's my salute to you." “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem,” Goodell said in a letter sent to owners on Tuesday. “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” President Trump spoke out again. "You know, these are very divisive times for our country and for us as a football team it 's about us remaining solid," Tomlin said before the game. "We 're not going to be divided by anything said by anyone. ... We 're not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda." Mike Tomlin spoke. Surveying 31 people 16 out of 31 people said that NFL players kneeling isn’t necessary while 13 people think it is unnecessary. Asher Dutta has to say “I think they are entitled to their right to protest, but personally, I think it is a little

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