Updated: Oct 29
Football season is finally over, and the champions of the NFL have been crowned. This past year in the NFL, there has been a change in atmosphere because of the climate that exist in America. This is the subject of policing in America and protest showcasing of NFL players across teams.
Players feel as though they need to use the platform of television to showcase their concerns with Police and the United States government in America. Now, I’m not here to say which side of the field I’m on, but the fact remains that players in the NFL or any sport for that matter have every right to protest and kneel for the mistreatment of people in America whether we agree with it or we don’t. That is a freedom that has been fought for, for them to do.
Before Southside Slugger was Southside Slugger, I spent 6 ½ years in the United States Army, a time that I don’t regret because I felt it was my duty as a citizen of this country to do so.
Knowingly knowing I’d put my life on the line to preserve all the freedoms that we love each and every day.
Sometimes it saddens me to see everyone at each other’s throats for opinions and gestures that people like myself have fought for every citizen in this country to do and say. Sometimes we look at our own lives and we often are narrow minded to the fact that people may not share the same viewpoints as ourselves.
The point is, is that wherever you may stand politically or a decision someone makes, we have to step outside and look at the situation from others point of view and understand and empathize the concerns that they may face every day. We live in a place that is supposed to protect those decisions and freedoms.
At the end of the day, you would want the same thing for yourself. In conclusion, we as a country have spent the best part of 200 plus years protecting the rights and freedoms of every citizen in America. Do with it as you please.