Protesters Are Protesting NFL Player’s Protests by Burning Jerseys, Starting Boycotts, and More
Colin Kaepernick started a Whole Thing™ when he began sitting out the national anthem ahead of NFL games. Some people are mad, some people are into it, and some people are emulating his actions, but everyone has an opinion.
In reaction to the growing ripple of players choosing to protest American injustice by sitting, kneeling, or holding up a fist during the anthem, some people have chosen to protest the protests by utilizing their First Amendment right to do so.
— Eric Goodman (@EricGoodman) September 12, 2016
That video was captured exclusively by Denver’s Afternoon Drive host Eric Goodman but it not the only example of some Americans protesting protesting by protesting. Others have gone the boycotting route, which, like the abo ve jersey-burning, is another classic example of direct action.
I just cancelled DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket after 18 years… #boycottNFL
— Dan Chanda (@danchanda) September 10, 2016
— Deplorable 1 (@rowdyirish1) September 11, 2016
Even the police have threatened boycotts of NFL games, which is an unexpected spin on civil disobedience if ever there was one.
The Constitutional protections for protesters were put in place for just this reason.
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