Millionaire football players like Colin Kaepernick and Marshawn Lynch, who are (or were) paid to play a kids game and entertain everyone should be fired if they protest the American flag and sit during the National Anthem. There's three extremely good reasons that any player who protests the flag should be fired and I'll share them with you now. They're simple, brilliant, and true.
The three main reasons people should be fired for disrespecting the flag are 1) It's disrespectful to military who lost their life fighting for your right to act like a selfish idiot, 2) Americans hate it and it will cost the NFL money and no one likes losing money, 3) it's their job to play a kid's game and they get paid more money than most people in the country - they should do their job and save social justice warrior nonsense for their spare time.
Let's dive into each ounce of brilliance one at a time.
1) It's disrespectful to military who lost their life fighting for your right to act like a selfish idiot.
When people who serve in the USA military are killed, they're brought home in a box covered by the American flag. One of the most recent tragedies that the American military has faced was the loss of 25-year-old Navy member, Brooke Newton. She was recently flown home to her parents in Oklahoma, at the Will Rogers World Airport. Her parents were heart-broken and nearly everyone on the plane was crying as staff members lowered the young Sailor's coffin to her parents. The last plane ride Brooke Newton ever took was while she was in a box and blanketed by the American flag. If you can look at the image of her like this, in front of her parents, and still protest the American flag - then I hope you rethink your action and remember how disrespectful you're being to the people who fought for your right to be so selfish.
The American flag pays respect to people like Brooke Newton who make the ultimate sacrifice for Americans. Military members don't earn a million dollar salary, but they should. Anyone traveling across seas to participate in a military activity deserves a much higher salary than any NFL football player ever do. Our soldiers do a job harder than any athlete could ever imagine, except for those who've served. Remember the picture of Brooke Newton next time you think about protesting a flag. Think about the people who gave their life protecting the flag you're taking advantage of.
2) Americans hate it and it will cost the NFL money and no one likes losing money
Most Americans hate the fact that people will protest a flag during a football game. NFL coaches hate anything that will make them lose money. Colin Kaepernick is proof of both of these. He's not on a team as we enter week two of the NFL. I'm not on a team either, so I guess that makes us the same in a way. Except I'll stand for the National Anthem, but he can throw a football farther. Too bad he can't throw it for 3,800 or more yards in a season, or maybe he'd have a job starting as a quarterback somewhere. But he doesn't. Colin Kaepernick is not on any roster at the moment. If Marshawn Lynch has poor stats for the next few weeks, then he'll probably get cut too. If you can't play, then you get cut. That's how the league is. The NFL should update their contract to suggest that players who utilize game time for social justice warrior crybaby nonsense should be fined a million each time.
3) it's their job to play a kid's game and they get paid more money than most people in the country - they should do their job and save social justice warrior nonsense for their spare time.
There's too many people in the stands with conflicting views, so it's best for the players to represent their team on game day. Their job is not their personal place of protests and anyone using it as such should be punished. If anyone else goes to work and protests stuff, they'll either get fired or in trouble somehow. Unless your job is to be a professional activist, then your job as a starting quarterback, or any position in the NFL, is to play ball and not protest. Play football and shut up. That's their job. That's what they're being paid to do. Now shut up and do it or get off the team.
Colin Kaepernick may not ever be on another NFL team. He let his silly protest cost him millions. What's he going to do now? He's done some decent and respectful things off the field, so why did he have to mix his protest and social justice with his job as quarterback of the 49ers? Why couldn't he keep them separate on order to maintain his job within the realm of the NFL?
If you asked me to protest something or make a few million per year slinging a ball around, then I'm taking the millions. I don't care what someone wants me to protest, I would rather keep my job as a millionaire then protest something like a really care about it at all.
Kaepernick might get picked up as a backup, but nothing more. Marshawn Lynch will be a backup by week 6 of this year.
Anyone who protests the flag during NFL games should be ejected from the stadium they're in. America doesn't have time for flag protests. We're too busy being great.