For some football fans, the widespread response from NFL players to President Trump's weekend remarks is an important issue ... for their fantasy football teams.
Yes, these are folks looking through the prism of what this all means for their teams, which are not real.
Here are two examples of fantasy owners basing their rosters on whether a player stood or knelt for the anthem.
That's it any player that doesn't stand for the anthem will no longer play on my fantasy team.
— Matt (@mattkaz4548) September 25, 2017
Forever benching the guys who kneel on my fantasy team
— Paxton Page (@PaxtonPage22) September 24, 2017
Here is the opposing view: A fantasy owner who is dropping anyone who doesn't kneel for the anthem.
Dropping everyone on my fantasy team who doesn't kneel today.
— Allison Houbein (@AllisonHoubein) September 24, 2017
Of course, then there are fantasy owners whose views on the issue are directly correlated to the performance of their fantasy players, as noted by a man with LeSean McCoy on his roster.
Anyone can kneel during the national anthem, it's a given right. Except for @CutonDime25 cause he couldn't even get me 14 points in fantasy
— Kevin McDermot (@kevin_mcdermot) September 24, 2017
How are you handling players who decided to kneel or not kneel on your fantasy teams? Answer in the comments below: