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Posted on 24th May 2018
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I have to admit that I have trouble understanding the degree to which people are getting upset by the continuing "Take a knee" protests in the American NFL (National Football League). The latest development, reported in this BBC article, worries me.
The latest development is that players will be fined for taking a knee during the US national anthem. If they do not wish to participate in the ceremony, in which players stand (usually with their hand on their chest in a form of salute) during the national anthem, which begins each game, they may stay in the locker room until it is over.
In my view, this new policy violates two basic rights:
I suppose that we shouldn't let facts, or anything so irrelevant as the US constitution, interfere with a good row.