Today’s professional football players could learn a lot from NFL legend Jim Brown, who is clearly an American patriot. Brown recently commented that he would never kneel during America’s national anthem.
The Daily Caller reports:
FOOTBALL GREAT JIM BROWN WILL ‘NEVER KNEEL’ DURING ANTHEM
Football great Jim Brown says he will “never kneel” while the national anthem is being played — and he hopes current players follow his lead.
As Fox News reports, Brown was speaking before the HBO release of “Hard Knocks” Tuesday when he commented on the ongoing NFL player protest of refusing to stand for the anthem and “taking a knee” instead.
“I’ll never kneel and I will always respect the flag,” the Football Hall Of Fame member insisted.
“I am not going to denigrate my flag and I’m going to stand for the national anthem,” he said in the interview. “I’m fighting with all of my strength to make it a better country, but I don’t think that’s the issue. Because what is the top side? Are you not going to stand up? This is our country, man.”
But though he disagrees with this form of protest, Brown says that doesn’t mean he can dictate how the players decide to demonstrate their grievances — even if that means not standing for the anthem.
This is why we love this guy! We could use more players like Brown today!