By Trey Rusk
I believe in freedom of speech. If Colin Kaepernick and others feel that America has been unfair to blacks then by all means voice your opinion. People will listen.
In the minute and a half that it takes to play the National Anthem people should respect the flag by standing. Once the anthem is over, then raise a fist or kneel.
The sad thing about this protest is that it is unpatriotic. Americans were maimed and died for our country and this country is represented by the American Flag. Our soldiers and first responders deserve better.
The NFL is seeing the lowest numbers of ticket holders in years. In fact, I believe that the NFL is in a downward spiral and will never recover. Many people will lose jobs and an American past time will be lost. I know that I will not attend an NFL game this season or watch one on the television.
I don't own a pair of Nike shoes or socks. I don't care if they start giving them away, I will never own a Nike brand product. So, Colin and Nike from the bottom of my heart I say, Go to Hell. You don't know it yet, but I believe your world is about to implode.
Fox Sports commenter Jason Whitlock has been a frequent Kaepernick critic. He tweeted: “Told y’all from Day One this has always been about the money. All of it. Revolutionaries aren’t sponsored by major corporations. It’s been a hustle from the giddy-up.”
Right after 911, I had the privilege to meet singer Neal McCoy who lives in Longview, Texas when I was stationed there. To say he is patriotic is an understatement. I have attached a video of a song by Neal. I agree with the content.
That's the way I see it.