National Football League
United States of America

There seems to be a trend forming in the NFL. Several players have chosen not to stand for the National Anthem to further an agenda that promises only to divide our country.

In America, a person has an absolute right not to stand for the anthem. The rights afforded to us in this country is one of the things that makes it great. It still doesn't make it right. What about the soldiers that fight daily for our freedom and those very rights? What about those who have lost their lives doing so?

To not stand for the National Anthem is rude and disrespectful to those many thousands of soldiers and their families. It is also irresponsible considering the number of young Americans that look up to those athletes. If any player feels they need to take a stand, fine. Just do it off the football field.

We, the undersigned, call on the NFL to take a stand in the name of patriotism and require the players to stand for the National Anthem. In the absence of that, at least require them to stay off the field until after the anthem.

We feel it is a slap in the face to all military and their families, past and present, and that such a display has no place on the football field.

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The NFL Players Should Stand for the National Anthem petition to National Football League was written by Maci Kelso and is in the category Patriotism at GoPetition.