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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 03:55 PM

My Thoughts on the Knee

Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest cops killing blacks for no reason except they were afraid
Others took a knee for this reason and also to support Colin Kaepernick

What I do not understand is why athletes are being discriminated against

Some are saying they should be doing this on their own time. They are being paid to play a game. The game has not started. They are on their time. How many corporations play the National Anthem at the start of work?? How many of these people complaining about players taking a knee demand their companies play the Anthem??

Who decided that only athletes had to stand before the flag before they went to work??

Do they play it before Trump goes to work, before Congress goes to work, before anyone goes to work??

Some people do not think before they get outraged...............

Let me know where I am wrong

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Angry Dragon Sep 2017 OP
spanone Sep 2017 #1
madokie Sep 2017 #2
Angry Dragon Sep 2017 #3
woodsprite Sep 2017 #4
Angry Dragon Sep 2017 #5
billh58 Sep 2017 #6

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 03:57 PM

1. this is a trumped up controversy....only a few players were participating in this protest

until trump went off on them. totally misrepresenting their cause.

it's trump stirring up racial hatred, nothing less.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 03:59 PM

2. Exactly

This all lies at tRumps feet

tRump is a punk and nothing more

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:01 PM

3. because Trump is a racist I believe

Trump has no faith except money

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:09 PM

4. Regarding them being on their own time because the game hasn't started yet,

When I sing at a wedding or a concert, I get paid for my whole time at the event - not just the 10 min. or so that I sing at the wedding or the time from curtain rise to fall. At a concert, the call is 60 to 90 min. earlier than curtain. At a wedding, I'm expected to be there before guests being to arrive (so about 30-45 min. early).

I imagine football players have an even earlier call time inorder to suit up and warm up before the game starts.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:16 PM

5. I believe you missed one major point

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:21 PM

6. Most professional athletes are

employed by contract, and are represented by agents and their Union. Their employment terms may, or may not, cover such things as the right to protest, or what constitutes their actual work hours before and after a game. If they are in violation of the terms of their contracts, the owners may take whatever actions, including mediation/arbitration, that are specified by the binding contractual agreements. I seriously doubt however, that the players can be summarily fired for taking a knee during the playing of the anthem.

Suffice it to say that anything the Orange Anus-Mouth has to say has absolutely no bearing on the contractual agreements between the players and the owners.

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