Should Professional Athletes be Allowed to Sit During the National Anthem

Recently this year, mediocre quarterback Colin Kaepernick, caused national outrage because he chose to sit during the national anthem because he felt oppressed. While free speech is allowed and encouraged in the U.S.A, Kaepernick is disrespecting those who fight to ensure that we have that right.  By sitting during the anthem, NFL players are blatantly disrespecting all current and former military members who have fought to defend our country.  Although these actions are technically legal, NFL owners and coaches should start to implement harsher punishments for players who refuse to stand.

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