Players who take a knee are acting honorably
A letter writer stated that the NFL is a business and the players are employees. Yes they are. Employees in a very united union that has essentially made them partners with their employers.
Yes, fans pay good money to go to these games, but I think they pay to watch football, not to see what happens while the anthem is being played.
I question why the anthem is played at all. What does it have to do with football?
No doubt, the NFL would have us all believe what an uber-patriotic organization it is (charging for military commercials aside.) I have three brothers who served, and a father who lost a leg in the Pacific in WWII. I was, fortunately, the beneficiary of a high draft number in the waning years of the fiasco in Asia. I would suggest it is not only not unpatriotic for these young men to peacefully view their objections to societal inequities, but rather an honorable and brave act on their part.