At The American Conservative, Pat Buchanan writes that the NFL conflict is a mirror for the current divide in America. Pat called Sunday a sad day for NFL players, coaches, commentators, owners and fans. He also says it’s going to get worse. He continues (abridged):
The culture war has come to the NFL. And Trump will be proven right. Having most players stand respectfully during the national anthem, while locking arms with other players sitting or kneeling in disrespect of the flag, is a practice the NFL cannot sustain.
The mega-millionaire and billionaire owners of NFL franchises are going to have to come down off the fence and take a stand….
Trump is taking a beating from owners, players and press for being “divisive.” But he did not start this fight or divide the country over it….
If watching players take a knee on the gridiron before every game, in insult to the flag, is what fans can expect every week, Trump again is right: The NFL fan base will dissipate….
This conflict in loyalties among NFL players mirrors that of our country, as America divides and our society disintegrates over issues of morality, patriotism, race and culture.
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