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NFL Player Protests: Should NFL Players Stand or Kneel for the National Anthem?
NFL players should be forced to stand during the National Anthem.
NFL players are role models to younger athletes and should respect national ceremonies.
Standing for the National Anthem is tradition.
Political protests should not happen at the workplace.
The flag and the National Anthem are symbols of the nation. The offences being protested are not.
People watch football to escape from politics. Viewers want to watch a game, not a protest.
Standing for the National Anthem expresses patriotism.
Standing minimizes the issue of police violence against black citizens.
Playing the national anthem at game openings is a choice made by the stadium and the franchise. No action should be dictated in response.
America grants the individual the freedom to stand, kneel or avoid action during an anthem.
Attempts to dissuade players from protesting could actually encourage more people to join the movement by increasing the public's sympathy for them.
Forcing someone to stand would be an actively oppressive gesture.
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