The NFL players protesting during a game is totally inappropriate. The players should be penalized for protesting on national television before a game. The players are payed to play football not to express their political view on national television. Football is a business and people pay a lot of money to watch them play and they are not there to make a statement.
If a football player has a problem with standing and respecting our national anthem and our flag then he should be fired and banned from the NFL. He is representing the United States out on the field and the NFL and should be expected to uphold a certain set of guidelines and if he is not happy with that then go find another job.
Too many of these football players think they are irreplaceable and the fact is they are wrong about that. There is a new rising star every year ready to fill their shoes. It is time for the fans to stand up and pull out their money to make a statement.
Direct TV is offering refunds to NFL Sunday Tickets to wake players protesting the national anthem. Do not allow the NFL to bring politics into football.
"According to the Wall Street Journal, several customer service representatives from DirecTV revealed that the company is willing to provide refunds to some customers who “cite players’ national anthem protests as the reason” for wanting to cancel."