Worse things than tak­ing knee

Penticton Herald - - OPINION -

Dear Edi­tor: Ian Macdon­ald of Pen­tic­ton wrote, in part, in a let­ter to the edi­tor: “I am ashamed. I am a Cana­dian who does not sup­port U.S. foot­ball play­ers that never made the NFL, us­ing our Cana­dian foot­ball teams to ex­press their views. They should all be fined $1,000 to be do­nated to a food bank in their area” (Her­ald, Oct. 6).

Harry DeRosier of Sum­mer­land wrote, in part: “If there ever was a de­scrip­tion of big­otry, bul­ly­ing and racism, it is am­pli­fied by the dis­so­lute ac­tions por­trayed by your re­fusal to stand for the na­tional an­them” (Her­ald, Oct. 6).

I’m a Cana­dian. I am also ashamed to be a Cana­dian, but for a dif­fer­ent rea­son. Would some­one out there please tell me what is worse:

A multi mil­lion­aire on his knee dur­ing the na­tional an­them, or the two hun­dred and some thou­sand vet­er­ans sleep­ing on city streets? Joseph Hayes Lake Coun­try

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.