Today I want to speak about the National Football League, and the issues occurring in regards to the National Athem protests. This has been an ongoing event for the past few years, especially after the “leader” of this protest, Colin Kaepernick decided to start it. As a result, over the past couple of years, the players have been closely studied, and criticize for every movement they made during and before the National Anthem of an NFL game. This initially started after there has been a desire to stop gunning down unarmed black people, and to delete the many obvious creations that have been put in to prevent black people to do certain things all American people should be able to do. More specifically, I would like to talk about the backlash that many of the NFL players have faced from the fans and the owners as a result of the actions they have pursued. Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair, referred to his teams players as “inmates” and many perceived that to be racist, as majority of the players on the team are black. He also was rumored to have said that he doesn’t want any players on his team that won’t stand for the National Anthem. While this isn’t thought of as racist per say, his comments regarding the inmates did not help the cause. Furthermore, the NFL commission, Roger Goddell has not made any intention to approve of these actions by the NFL players nor punish the Texans owner for saying what he has. In class we spoke about the groups that minorities have created in order to create a more equal society, and the NFL players have been doing exactly that. It is unfortunate that the NFL league, and the fans have been immune and unresponsive to what the players have been voicing their opinions of. Also, much of the players action have have resulted in death threats and other harmful events occurring in society. We all need to come together, and listen to what everyone has to say, instead creating such division because others have difficult point of view.