Offbeat With “respect” for flag now mandatory, there’s no reason to shun Kaepernick, Reid

21:31  23 may  2018
21:31  23 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium “Want to respect the American flag ? “ There ’ s one issue I see with what the guy did, and that is a lot of cherry-picking.

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So if Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid can’t get hired because they won’t commit to standing for the anthem, Wednesday’s uncompromising compromise fashioned by owners who fear a tweet or an base-inspiring rally remark removes the last impediment to their unemployment, right?

I mean, Kaepernick and Reid now know the rules. They have to “respect” the flag. If they refuse, there will be consequences.

So problem solved, right? The burning desire to win! should result in a land rush for their services. And when they sign, there will be no confusion or misunderstanding: No kneeling, no sitting, no fists in the air, no disrespect of any kind for the flag.

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It might also be helpful to note that Kaepernick and Eric Reid got the idea of kneeling (and not By kneeling, he is demonstrating respect for those who have fought for the freedom of other oppressed people. Abounding Love: My Life with Chronic Illness. Four Reasons Jesus' Ascension Matters[ 4].

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By solving one problem, the owners potentially have exacerbated another, because with the primary impediment to the unemployment of Kaepernick and Reid — the fear that they’ll still kneel — gone, there’s no reason to avoid them.

And of course we know that won’t be happening. Ultimately, this entire issue is not about patriotism or race or revenue but control. The owners, in crafting the anthem policy, had left a thermal exhaust port in the Death Star, and Kaepernick jammed a couple of photon torpedoes right into it. The owners resent that Kaepernick discovered the loophole, exploited it, and taught his peers to do the same.

Kaepernick, and to a lesser extent Reid, are the lingering reminders of the fact that the players outsmarted the owners on this one, and that when the owners tried to assert control by keeping them out of the league, they took action to advance their rights.

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Mike Ditka: 'I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick '. play. Ditka rips Kaepernick for disrespecting the flag (0:38). "I see opportunities if people want to look for opportunity -- now if they don't want to look for them -- then you can find problems with anything," Ditka said.

Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the anthem Getty Images. And that’s part of the reason fans have spent the last year and a bit literally calling for Kaepernick ’s head. As always, there ’ s far more to it than that.

Keeping them out based on their refusal to commit to standing was convenient, because no one expected them to bow to the league’s will. No one expects the league to bow to the will of Kaepernick and Reid, which means that the owners would much rather write them a fat check than let them ever set foot on the stage that the owners own and, once again, control.

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