There are still many players on professional teams who are continuing to disrespect the flag and the national anthem by not standing respectfully during the display of the flag and the playing of the national anthem. Owners are apologizing right and left for the behaviors now that it is clear that the public will not countenance the behavior and are staying away from sporting events in droves.
These phoney attempts at placating the “herd” without penalties attached are merely a false ruse to keep the public spending their hard earned money at your gates. If you really meant it and you really respected the flag and the anthem you would FIRE any player that showed disrespect towards either.
Do it now – do it quickly – and show that you really do respect the flag and the anthem. Bar these players from playing in the league as the next step. And finally build it into players contracts that they will stand respectfully, right hand over heart, hat off, until the end of the playing of the anthem or the posting of the colors. Non-compliance should mean breach of contract and instant termination.
You want us back in your stadium seats and with our money in your pockets, do the right thing and follow the expectations set out in this short missive. Your high priced help might have work to come back to and if not when the doors close for the final time, and unemployment is their nemesis they have only themselves to blame.
– Dr. Jim Garrow –