The NFL National Anthem protests have gotten so bad that even some Democrats are criticizing it. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is no Conservative, but he’s siding with our anthem and flag.
The Star Tribune reports:
Dayton says he disagrees with kneeling protests, but also with Trump’s response
Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he disagrees with professional sports players who choose to sit or kneel while the national anthem is played before a game — but also believes they have a right to use the gesture as a sign of protest.
The DFL governor was asked during a news conference Monday what he thought of the wave of players in the NFL and other leagues choosing to kneel, sit or stay in the locker room in silent protest — particularly after President Donald Trump blasted such actions in a storm of Twitter posts this weekend. Some of the players have said the gesture is meant as a demonstration against racism in the United States.
“I think especially sports figures who are making millions of dollars should be out there day after day, providing assistance — as some of them are — to counteract the deficiencies that they are speaking out against,” Dayton said. “But I don’t question their constitutional right to do so.”
Do these players have any idea how badly they’ve damaged the NFL’s brand?