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Letter: Disdain for protests

Football was a great game with superstars and great coaches. However, now we have too many pompous millionaires playing the game using the First Amendment in order to protect their self-centered, ridiculous, stupid actions.

I was once proud to play the game for four years at Notre Dame, Great Lakes Naval Academy and drafted by the Chicago Bears. After seeing the recent show of racism, which they thought to be just the opposite, they have joined other racists in our society.

So, how do we show our displeasure within the guidelines of the First Amendment? I know that the stalwart fans will not stay away from the game, but perhaps a few million people will stop buying the advertised products that help pay these very large salaries. I, for one, plan to do just that.

The best solution would be to put some pressure on these pompous rich players to have them help educate the young poor children who drastically need the proper guidance directed at obtaining a good education. The National Football league and its players should financially back such a program instead of bowing down to the First Amendment.

Fortunately, my parents made me color-blind. I judge people for what they are, not who they are. It would be simpler to punish Kaepernick, the Seahawks, etc. like the USA hockey coach. If you do not stand facing our flag during the national anthem, you sit on the bench.

Dick Fitzgerald


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