Just wondering about everyone's position here.
While I sympathize with (Kaepernick's) initial reasoning, I'm not sure I agree with kneeling. Whatever social niggles the US has, the flag and National Anthem are as much to honor those who fought and/or died for the country.
That said, my opinion shifted once Trump weighed in. A President suggesting people be fired (i.e. punished) for kneeling during the National Anthem makes it a direct case of government interfering with freedom of speech, something those same soldiers fought and died defending.
I almost think this is more of a fight against Trump then disrespecting the flag. Personally I feel this whole thing is out of control and needs to stop. I think the players need to put an end to this protest of theirs and get back to just playing football. I feel that was totally stupid and showed no class at all the way the SeaHawks, Steelers and Titans did not even come out to the field for the anthem. I think the Titans were the worst for doing that in their own stadium. I sure hope all the players just stop this nonsense now and get back to work and stand up for the dam national anthem and this will blow over and be yesterdays news in a few weeks. This is not the first time the fans have been upset at NFL players and teams. They said similar stuff when the players went on strike and said they were done with the NFL and bla bla bla. Now I will say how stupid and childish and ridiculous these fans are acting by burning all their NFL stuff on you tube videos. Do these stupid people honestly think I give a rats ass or have any respect for them for what they are doing? The answer is NO. These people are just acting like trailer trash in my honest opinion. If these people are so worried about honest hard working American people and families and they wanted to make a difference then they can donate all this stuff to the Goodwill and other charities and this stuff could be sold to people who cannot otherwise afford NFL stuff and charities would get much needed dollars instead of this stuff going up in flames. I have watched easily tens of thousands of dollars ( possibly much more ) worth of merchandise burned that could have been donated and sold to help out families who lost everything from hurricanes. All I have to say to these dum asses who are burning all this valuable stuff is this will all be long forgotten next season and I am sure alot of you will regret acting so stupid. These people are just as stupid and classless as the players and these fans are not needed and these people can go jump in the lake for all I care and they did not impress me at all with their stupid rants. I spent way too much money on my NFL stuff to go burning it and I pretty much forgot about this stuff the next day. I can respect people boycotting NFL stores or games or ratings going down but it always goes back to normal after time. I have no respect at all for these people burning stuff just to get 15 seconds of fame.