Published: Tue, September 26, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Local American Legion Post protests NFL in response to national anthem boycott

Local American Legion Post protests NFL in response to national anthem boycott

In week three of the NFL, players from all 32 teams protested during the national anthem in some way, and reactions from fans varied across the country. His grandson snapped the picture and tweeted it out, quoting his grandpa saying "thos kids have every right to protest". Some veterans at American Legion 386 in Greensboro have a different take. "If you have a statement to make, you shouldn't be making it with our anthem, or our flag", she said. "He's going to say, 'That guy that disrespects our flag, he's fired.' And that owner, they don't know it [but] they'll be the most popular person in this country".

In fact, it takes them back to another line, the one they put their lives on for this country.

Margaret Blair works for American Legion Post 277 in Springfield.

"We live in the United States of America, we still have the First Amendment and people are free to express their opinions", Story said. Stand on the middle of the field with an American flag and a Texas flag. "They don't realize if it weren't for us veterans they wouldn't be where they are right now".

Sportscaster Dale Hansen of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA-whose excellent work we have shouted out before-offered a beautifully strong and clear defense of the national anthem protests on his segment tonight. As a veteran it's not a place for social protest. "I think a lot of these players are young, naive and stupid".

"I feel that it falls under their freedom of speech, Donald Trump made a comment, I believe they should lose their jobs over it, I believe that may be a little too harsh and him being the Commander in Chief, I don't feel he should waste his time doing something their coaches could be doing". This just isn't the way to do it.

Perry, Hill and Hyatt all agree people should have the right to protest.

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