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Letter: Some wounded veterans support players’ protest

Some wounded veterans support players’ protest

The article about the 94-year-old vet was a heartwarming story of one woman’s perseverance in the face of adversity. Unfortunately, however, President Trump has politicized a protest against violence into a test of patriotism, as one sentence in the article acknowledged:

“After President Trump’s profane criticisms and call to fire players who refused to stand for the anthem late last month, players across the NFL started kneeling and linking arms in shows of solidarity during the anthem.”

Given the political context of the debate over the protests by black players, is The News planning to run a human-interest story on the front page about a wounded veteran who understands and supports the players’ protests?

Martin Danahay


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