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I disagree with the act that Colin Kaepernick pulled taking a knee that was highly disrespectful to our country and the soldiers that lost their life for us. Due to the U.S. politics (freedom, equality, and order) he had every right to take action of everything he did in that case. President Trump criticized NFL players who take knee during the anthem. From London to Boston to Oakland, athletes took a knee or locked arms in response to ignorant hectoring from Trump. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans stayed in their locker rooms during the national anthem before their respective games on Sunday. Whether taking a knee or standing while putting a hand on a teammate kneeling in protest, these athletes are filling the moral chasm created by a president whose sympathy and empathy are reserved for the “very fine people” among the white supremacists, Nazis and otherwise bigoted racists marching unmasked in Charlottesville. Rather than taking a knee, most NFL players opted for a show of unity Sunday, locking arms ahead of their games amid criticism from President Trump who slammed players opting to protest during the national anthem. I believe we should have freedom but majority of the time, people use it for granted and would drag the situation. Like, Colin is getting paid millions of dollars not only to play for 49ers but to respect their fan base and represent their team, he taking a knee during the national anthem brought a lot of negative attention
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