Unless you live in a vacuum I have to assume you’ve seen or at least read about NFL players refusing to stand for the National Anthem in an attempt to protest something. Some say these players are spoiled little brats protesting ‘injustice’ while being paid millions to play a GAME; I agree. Some say that regardless of whether they are right or wrong, they have the right to protest; I agree. However, when is it ok to protest on their employer’s time? I ask you, can you stand up at work and start protesting some perceived ‘injustice’ when you are supposed to be working? I have a sneaky suspicion that you would soon be looking for new employment. Now let’s take it one step further and imagine that your ‘protest’ was visible to the customers; right or wrong, it’s probably safe to say that some of those customers would be upset by your actions and take their business elsewhere. So when we’re talking about the NFL, who is the customer? Is it the owners, coaches, sponsors, and networks; to some extent yes, but the real customer, the real source of income, are the fans. So when you stand up at work and protest your perceived ‘injustice’ in front of the fans, you are likely to see many of those customers take their business elsewhere. Yes, these players can protest anything they like, but protesting in front of the fans is a big mistake and will prove costly in the long run.
As for that Colin Kaepernick guy who apparently started all this drama, he’s unemployed as he should be. Why would any NFL owner sign a trouble maker (whether they agree with him or not) who finished the 2016 season 1-10?
Final word; if you want to protest, fine protest, but do it on your own time.