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Letter to the editor: Players, not Trump, at fault

| Monday, June 11, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Regarding “What have we come to when champions don't want to visit White House?” : It's not “The Players vs. The President” or “The NFL vs. The Administration.” It's multi-millionaire NFL players against America. They are emulating protest founder Colin Kaepernick, who said he won't “stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

They publicly display their anger by refusing to honor the national anthem and the flag. Unfortunately for them, that disrespect seriously offends most Americans who love their country, especially veterans. The half-full stadiums & NFL ratings disaster last year are the evidence.

Whether anyone likes it or not, President Trump's opinion isn't the core issue, but the liberal media's been promoting that angle and peddling a twisted narrative about the whole thing in a biased crusade to shift the focus (like this article). That's “what we have come to.”

Leo Patterson


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