Anthem Protests in NFL Continue Over Veterans Day Weekend
NFL players continue flag protests over veterans day weekend.
It all started in 2016 when 49ers’ QB Colin Keapernick took a seat, protesting racial discrimination. As the year went on, more and more players started to kneel during the anthem. It developed so much, that in 2017, the A’s catcher, Bruce Maxwell knelt during the anthem in response to president Trump. Protesting during the anthem continues to grow around sports, but it is most prominent in the NFL.
This past weekend was veterans day weekend, and most players decided to stand for the day. But, two 49ers, Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin decided to kneel. Olivier Vernon of the NY Giants also decided to sit. Eric Reid who plays on the 49ers said that his actions were nothing against the military. Football fan Noah said: “I think this is good that players are respecting veterans over the weekend. It will be interesting to see the difference in amount of players protesting next week.”
It’s currently week 11 in the NFL, over halfway through the season, and we continue to see protesting around the league.