Protesting away the games


With all the protesting going on, will the games continue?

That’s something to worry about.

Colin Kaepernick got things going when he refused to stand during the national anthem. Now teammate Eric Reid and Seattle’s Jeremy Lane have followed suit. Soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who is gay, is kneeling during the anthem as “a nod to Kaepernick.”

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 7.01.52 AMThis is a country where such protests are allowed – which in a sense is a good thing. Nobody wants a nation that enforces loyalty by brutality. At the same time, where will it end? Now an NBC reporter says the Santa Clara Police Union – upset over Kaepernick’s socks depicting pigs in cop uniforms — is considering boycotting Niners games.

Kaepernick says he means no disrespect to police – he has friends and relatives in law enforcement. He’s simply pointing out treatment of minorities by “rogue cops.”

All the parties have their point, but there’s one issue that’s the elephant in the room: If enough people protest long enough, will it shut down the games? Will some players eventually refuse to play? Will police refuse to protect?

That would be bad.

At least that’s one thing most people can agree on.

How do you feel about refusal to stand during the national anthem?
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