The NFL continues to heat up with protests happening all over the place. Instead of enjoying a Sunday filled with football excitement, we are having to watch as hundreds of players disrespect our flag. It looks like they have no stoppage in sight and it has been getting worse instead of better.
In fact, after President Trump’s comments condemning the protests, more and more people have been kneeling for the national anthem. This has angered many fans who only want to see a good football game and not people trying to get their point across.
But one team decided to do something special. The Houston Texans did not participate in the protests. They instead locked arms and all stood in silence when they were listening. This is a far cry from the other teams in the league. It was very refreshing to see.
The Texans are from a part of the country that was completely devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Houston saw massive flooding across the city and many are still homeless to this day. And these players have done an amazing job of stepping up to the plate.
The owner did, however, have some negative things to say about the speech that Trump gave in Alabama recently.
“The NFL specifically, and football in general, has always unified our communities and families,” Texans owner Bob McNair explained in a statement. “The comments made by the President were divisive and counterproductive to what our country needs right now. I hope the reaction from our players results in positive action for our league, our communities and our country as a whole to make a positive difference in our society.”
— Matt Musil (@KHOUSportsMatt) September 24, 2017
“Texans players are caring, intelligent men who do so much good, as was shown in the past month when our city was devastated by Hurricane Harvey,” McNair added. “I have never been more proud of our players and our team than during this time. It was a display of what is truly possible when we all work together. We will continue to support our players to work together to promote the values of respect and unity.”
What do you think of the players response?