Some Eastern Shore residents participate in nation-wide National Football League boycott

Lynette Rowe
November 13, 2017

The NFL plans to continue its weak-kneed response to its national anthem protesters this weekend in the face of a possible Veteran's Day boycott. So far, 22,000 people have indicated on Facebook that they will turn off the TV for games.

The president and other critics argued that the playing of the national anthem was the wrong time for protests, regardless of the reason, because the song represents USA national unity and respect for those who serve in the military. "Join us this weekend and we'll hit the National Football League and all of its sponsors where it counts!", the group added. The Seattle Seahawks stood during the national anthem for Thursday's away game against the Arizona Cardinals.

In New Jersey, a bar in Farmingdale called Woody's Roadside Tavern plans to hold a fundraiser for veterans and their families, instead of showing National Football League games on the bar's 20 television screens, NJ.com reported.

But there was one moment that stood out among the rest during the first round of games on Sunday.

"We had considered taking a stand against the National Football League players and their practice of disrespecting the flag and after some consideration we decided that it was much more important to support our veterans", co-owner Rob Johnson told 1010 WINS.

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The president and other critics argued that the playing of the national anthem was the wrong time for protests, regardless of the reason, because the song represents US national unity and respect for those who serve in the military.

The number of 49ers kneeling during the anthem dropped from four to two on Sunday as safety Eric Reid and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin knelt in protest of racial inequality in the country. It was his first game since signing with the team this week.

The team had several members of the defensive line sit during the national anthem in the past couple of weeks. Vernon has protested even while injured and inactive, but Sunday's game marked his return in uniform. Quinn was ill and inactive for the game.

These actions have spread across the league, with players now kneeling, raising their fists and locking arms to show solidarity with Kaepernick's cause.

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