While a vast majority of the NFL was trying to convince fans that their National Anthem protests have nothing to do with the military, three players continued to kneel over Veterans Day weekend.

The NFL put on a display prior to, during, and after games trying to show their respect for our veterans throughout broadcast games on Sunday.

Sports media went out of their way to praise players who chose to stand this weekend instead of getting slapped with bad PR for spitting on the service of our fighting men and women. And rest assured, it was all about the PR.

Even Michael Bennett, the Seahawks player who railed against police brutality after allegedly being mistreated when he tried to flee a casino where an active shooting had been reported, was admired for standing during Thursday night’s game.

 

Still, despite all of the bad publicity they were inviting, as well as the lack of common sense and decency in kneeling for a flag that many people died for, three NFL players chose to continue their protest on Veterans Day weekend.

The 49ers Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin, along with Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon, all of whom were participating in the same game, took a knee.

 

I mean, seriously guys. What are you doing? How far off the rails do you have to be to protest America during a weekend set aside to honor our nation’s heroes?

Perhaps this is the reason legendary Dodger baseball announcer, Vin Scully, recently said he’d never watch another NFL game again.

“I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war,” Scully said. “So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”

Earlier this month, a retired Navy veteran held his own form of protest – boycotting the league when the New Orleans Saints tried to give him an award.

 

Despite their best efforts to convince people otherwise, NFL players continuing to kneel are going to cause more veterans, and fans in general, to abandon the league.

Do you think players should be fined or suspended for kneeling during the National Anthem? Particularly on a weekend the NFL was trying to convince fans that they care about our veterans? Share your thoughts below!

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