U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas said they are not fans of those spoiled and rich athletes disrespecting the flag of the United States. They both state that millions of people in this country also have the right to express themselves by turning off the NFL. Perhaps comments like this have scared the NFL owners to come from their luxury sky-boxes to the field to lock arms with their employees.
Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser won’t be attending any NFL games in the near future, commenting how he is extremely disappointed in the NFL right now. He says that it is disgraceful anybody would use the National Anthem as a time to protest.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says that owners should rule collectively on how to handle the players that kneel during the playing of the National Anthem.
State Rep. Matt Krause of Fort Worth has been expressing his disapproval of kneeling during the National Anthem and feels the protests this week are simply is response to the president and have nothing to do with equality, brutality, or equal rights.
One thing is certainly clear, as the weeks pass, the confusion over why players are kneeling is growing. What started as one players right to bring attention to racial inequality is now a platform for players and owners who aren’t even sure why they are still protesting.