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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: TonyS
They're not disrespecting the flag though. They're kneeling during the national anthem. In fact, according to the US Flag Code, it's officially disrespectful of the flag to print it on apparel (like college football uniforms, clothing, hats, and boots), to use it in any form of advertising, to carry the flag sideways (like they do when covering the field with massive US flags), and a lot more. (HERE's the official US Flag Code)
I listed quite a few of the commonly accepted things that are officially disrespectful of the flag in another thread (here's the post). I've even posted how the "All American" MMA fighter Chris Weidman wiped his nose with the flag after a fight (HERE). So where's all of the teeth gnashing over "disrespecting the flag" then?
Not to mention, I don't see the words "kneeling" or "bending down" in the list of officially disrespectful actions towards the flag. Of course, I've only skimmed the entire US Flag Code so feel free to point out the exact clause in it that they would be violating (even though they're kneeling for the anthem, not the flag but whatever).
are giving none of it back to the communities
originally posted by: xuenchen
One of the best parts of the 1st Amendment is it allows individuals and groups to show themselves and what they stand for.
Lately, we've really seen who's who and what they like and want and what they hate.
The NFL exposures are truly fantastic on more than one level !!
originally posted by: PistolPete
What I'm finding so hilarious about all this fake internet outrage (I watched football in a packed bar yesterday and no one gave a # about this), is the fact that the same people that just spent weeks defending the Confederacy and its symbol and peoples right to brandish the Nazi flag, actual combatants of the US Military, are the ones pissed because this dishonors veterans.
How these people don't see that's world class hypocrisy is beyond me.