The National Anthem: Symbolism

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Every year millions of people in the United States gather to cheer for their favorite team playing in a football game. American football is one, if not the most loved sport by the American people. Each year American football brings people together, football it’s a tradition that have been alive in the American society for years. But for a lot of people the dynamic of the have have changed when the football player, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand during “The Star- Spangled Banner.” Colin kneel during the National Anthem in protests of racial injustice and police brutality. From that moment after, other football player have been following his footstep and joining the kneeling to the National Anthem. It is not right for this football or anyone to kneel to the National Anthem because football is an event that millions of people watch for the sport, not politics. The Anthem is a symbol of the American people. Kneeling to it symbolizes disrespect to the people. The National Anthem also represents the sacrifice of all the veterans that have died and all that have risked their life to keep the United States freedom and without the sacrifices of these service members the sport they play probably wouldn’t even be possible. The National Anthem is plays…show more content…
Kneeling during the National Anthem is a counterproductive way to protest peacefully. It does not deliver the correct message across. It only causes a lot more division in the country. Football players are trying to protest for racial injustice and police brutality during a time designated to show respect to young men and women fighting for the United States. It is as if the protest for racial and police equality is more important than the lives of innocent service members that lose their life daily, fighting of their country. A protest of this magnitude during an American football game is the wrong platform to express their concern of equality to the American

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