This whole issue with the NFL and the national anthem has become one big bru ha ha. Nevertheless, MSM news is eating it up in an effort to score as much political brownie points as they can before some other social issue becomes the next new talk of the day.

For now, the NFL saga continues. This time, the talk is centered on Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones taking a knee in solidarity with his players. The other team on the field, the Arizona Cardinals, stood with arms linked. The action was met with boos in the audience.

So, what was Jones' motive for taking a knee? In his own words:

"Our players wanted to make a statement about unity and we wanted to make a statement about equality."

According to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the whole debate has led to a sleepless night among his team. The Steelers has remained in the locker room during the anthem to avoid causing division with some players taking a knee and others standing.

The issue is causing immense divide. Many black players claim they're taking a stand against police brutality. Other players, such as Seattle Seahawks' Nate Boyer, who is also an ex-Army Green Beret, has stated that he would always stand for the anthem.

Furthermore, just do a YouTube search of a term like "NFL anthem fan reaction," and you'll find scores of videos of fans burning jerseys of players who took a knee.

If Jerry Jones and players want to take a knee, it's their first amendment right to do so. However, it should be noted that there is a double standard that some in conservative circles are pointing out. Remember the BLM supporter that murdered five Dallas police officers in July 2016? After the tragedy, The Cowboys chose to honor the slain police officers by wearing a special decal on their helmets. However, the NFL barred the players from doing so, stating it was not in line with uniform regulations.

Does this not make your blood boil? If players have a first amendment right to take a knee during the anthem, then why doesn't that freedom of expression extend to placing a sticker of support on their helmet?

Do you think this double standard reeks of liberal intolerance for dissenting viewpoints?

 
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