Readers and friends know that boycotting NFL games is no sacrifice for me. But, when you watch this and read this Marine’s thoughts about football celebrities’ disdain for the United States of America, you’ll have a decision to make.
At this point, neither weasel-words by the Commissioner, nor a mere change of decision about standing respectfully by the players will suffice. Players, you revealed your foolish and ungrateful hearts; NFL executives and coaches, you revealed your shallow cowardice. Heart-felt apologies by the players are required, coupled with repentant statements that indicate that the players actually understand the blessing that is the Republic for which the flag stands.
Otherwise, as far as I am concerned, such players and such a sports league can fade into the dustbin of history along with other shallow mock “celebrities.”
But, we should never, never forget those who gave their lives for our country and — even more importantly — why they were willing to die fighting for the United States of America.