Fine play­ers, own­ers

The Times-Tribune - - Editorial -

Edi­tor: Me­dia out­lets re­ported that the Pen­tagon paid $6.8 mil­lion to pro­fes­sional sports teams between 2012 and 2015 for “paid pa­tri­o­tism,” in­clud­ing on-field color guard per­for­mances, re-en­list­ment cer­e­monies and per­for­mances of “God Bless Amer­ica.”

Joe Walsh, a for­mer Re­pub­li­can con­gress­man from Illi­nois, re­cently re­acted to singer Ste­vie Won­der kneel­ing be­fore a Cen­tral Park per­for­mance by call­ing him “an­other un­grate­ful black mil­lion­aire.”

I blame the own­ers in the foot­ball protest con­tro­versy. When play­ers won’t stand for the na­tional an­them, they should stay in the locker rooms

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