On Sunday, 3 NFL players knelt during the national anthem even though the players association made a specific request for every single player to honor veterans during Veterans Day weekend.
Unfortunately however, Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin from the San Francisco 49ers and Olivier Vernon from the New York Giants took a knee before the game at Levi Stadium.
On Wednesday, the NFL Players Association passed a resolution which requested that every single player honor the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act during Sunday’s games, Reuters reported.
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) November 12, 2017
In 2016, the act was signed by former President Barack Obama and it calls for all Americans to observe a two-minute moment of silence on Veterans Day.
Sadly, Reid, Goodwin and Vernon showed absolutely no respect for our veterans and continued on with their disgraceful demonstration, even during Veterans Day weekend.
Refusing to stand for the national anthem during Veterans Day weekend, and pretending it’s not “about the military” is a sad and pathetic – no matter who you are.
Reid was one of the first players to join Colin Kaepernick in kneeling last year.
While only three players kneeled, it is still disgraceful that these players couldn’t even take a moment to honor veterans.
— A Devoted Yogi (@ADevotedYogi) November 13, 2017
Many Americans planned to boycott the NFL on Veterans Day out of respect for veterans.
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