SB NATION NFL shows us how NFL players clarify that they had no intend on disrespecting soldiers or the flag, but rather that they wanted to bring light to the subject of police brutality.
Kelly Mclaughlin tells the story of how this US Marine (Cpl David Sonka, stepson of Glenn Beine) was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2013. This gold star family is condemning the NFL for allowing these protests to take place.
Tianna Zachariah tells us how Many Americans see the NFL protests as disrespectful, rather than honorary. America sees the National Anthem as a time to remember and honor the fallen men and women who serve to keep us free everyday, not as a song to glorify police brutality.
Benjamin Hoffman, Victor Mather, and Jacey Fortin recount how After President Trump tweeted his opinion on the NFL protest, players lock arms and kneel as an act of rebuttal against the Presidents recent scolding.
Michael Strahan has recently stated his own opinion on all the NFL controversy on Ellen. He says "The NFL not punishing players who kneel during the anthem is a smart move.". He believes this due to his belief that players protesting such as Colin K. are making such big positive changes in peoples lives.
President Trump has officially spoken out against the NFL players kneeling in protest of police brutality. He says in a tweet dated October 18th 2017 "The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!"