There has been a debate about football players kneeling during the national anthem. People should understand why the players are kneeling during the national anthem. I believe that it’s okay for players to kneel because they have good reasons for doing it. One reason is because they are honoring military veterans. Another is because they are exercising their civil rights.
First, the players kneel in order to honor veterans. Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, started the protest. When he was asked why he was kneeling, he said that he kneeled because he was trying to show respect for military veterans.
The players also kneel to exercise their civil rights. They are protesting the killing of black men by police officers. Kaepernick also said that he believed that police officers were getting away with murder. This led MLB and NBA players to also protest. MLB and NBA players agreed with the reason why the football players were protesting.
Others believe that it’s disrespectful to the country to kneel during the national anthem. Those people don’t know or understand the reasons why the players are kneeling. Donald Trump started this argument when he said that whoever kneels during the national anthem should be fired. The players already stated why they’re kneeling and those reasons are not disrespectful to our country.
I believe that it’s okay for players to kneel because they have good reasons for kneeling. They kneel to honor veterans and to exercise their civil rights. I think that they should be allowed to exercise their civil rights.