By Grace Vasquez
Whether the NFL wants to admit it or not, the players national anthem protest has affected the game, the fans, the ratings and definitely their revenue.
So in hopes to end the crisis, the NFL has decided to divvy up $100 million among the players and their charities, after all, according to some of these players taking a knee during the anthem, their protest was about the injustice in the USA.
I can respect anyone wanting to help out a charity or to bring light to an injustice, I think we can all agree on this. I didn’t, however, like the method in which the players decided to bring awareness to these issues and it all began with Colin Kapaernick.
who said his protest was against law enforcement and their mistreatment of black Americans or more specifically, from the NFL website 8/2016 Kapaernick said “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
So what do you think? Is this a good compromise by the NFL and win/win for the players and their charities? ~grace