NFL, just play foot­ball

The Citizens' Voice - - Editorial -

Edi­tor: I am so tired of the NFL foot­ball ba­bies. They make more money in a year than some of us do in a life­time, and yet have the nerve to dis­re­spect our flag and our na­tional an­them. Ap­par­ently they never grew out of the high school jock bully stage.

I have no pa­tience with them and no re­spect for them.

Let me be clear. I am so sorry the play­ers were sub­jected to the pres­i­dent’s “nasty” com­ments. When you do not stand — and should have your hand over your heart — for the Amer­i­can flag and na­tional an­them, you are not dis­re­spect­ing the pres­i­dent, you are dis­re­spect­ing our United States of Amer­ica, where you have life, lib­erty, and the pur­suit of hap­pi­ness.

In­stead of their child­ish protests, why aren’t th­ese play­ers us­ing their ex­or­bi­tant salaries to be on the front line of work­ing with at-risk kids to teach them a bet­ter way, to teach them re­spect for flag and coun­try, to teach them how to stay away from drugs and gangs, and how to work for/with, not against peo­ple?

Pos­si­bly if other pro­test­ers had to ac­tu­ally work for a liv­ing they would have less time to protest. Enough with the po­lit­i­cal state­ments, just play foot­ball. Linda Shy­pulef­ski SHICKSHINNY

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