Barcs wrote:Good. What took them so long? The way Trump is **** up this country, everyone should be protesting the flag. We are spiraling down hill. Separation of church and state is good as gone. Freedom of speech will be next and all those trumper ass clowns will stand by idly as it happens.
They're filing a grievance that they are not being given free air time to make political protests at their place of employment. You can't make this **** up. They are still being given a platform to protest during their work time by staying in the locker room. You know it will be reported. These guys should protest on their own time. Not on the time they are being paid to represent their employers.
No, they get paid to play the game. Their paychecks are written on a per game basis. They don't get paid to stand out in the field and salute the flag. That is done because the NFL has an agreement with the military where the military pays them to promote it.
NFL players are contractors, not employees. There is no reason why that's even part of the event in the first place, it has nothing to do with football. It's politics, so if somebody claims that politics should not be part of football, then they should get rid of the flag ceremony in the first place. Promote the military and patriotism on your own time, right???
Also I was under the impression that individual players could not choose to stay in the locker room. It had to be the whole team or nobody. Am I mistaken about that?