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Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the playing of our National Anthem, has set off a national debate, however what is clear isn’t that one over paid, and perhaps overrated athlete is using his celebrity status to disrespect America, it’s the fact that he can disrespect America without any consequences, except of course for the “free market” and that’s where his actions should be judged, at the ticket booth.

Moreover the 49ers decision not to discipline Kaepernick, I believe is a sound decision, in that the marketplace should be the final judge and of course what he accomplishes on the field.

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And no doubt there are those who will use Kaepernic’s antics as a point of contention, to either support or refute his action, and perhaps we’ve already witnessed one of those at the pre-season New York Giants game on Saturday, during the playing of the National Anthem, as the entire Giants team stood up, shoulder to shoulder.

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After the game one of the Giant’s most prominent players, Victor Cruz, spoke openly about the controversy:

“Regardless of how you feel about the things that are going on in America today and the things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things of that nature, you’ve got to respect the flag.”

He continued;

“And you’ve got to stand up with your teammates. It’s bigger than just you, in my opinion. I think you go up there, you’re with a team and you go and you pledge your allegiance to the flag and you sing the national anthem with your team. And then you go about your business, whatever your beliefs are.

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