A message to the NFL:
Video by Dean Brown at YouTube. Thank you, Dean. This song by Merle Haggard couldn’t be more appropriate background music for fan reaction to this week’s NFL National Anthem fiasco.
Now comes news that the Green Bay Packers had a new plan for their game last night. They expected fans to stand with arms linked with neighboring fans during the National Anthem, as the players themselves planned to do (instead of kneeling in disrespect for flag and country).
Maybe I’ve had too much caffeine on National Coffee Day, but I’m sorry. We already have, and have had for decades, a tradition about how one is supposed to behave during the playing of the anthem.