Suspend Colin Kaepernick from the National Football League
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America requests the immediate suspension and/or removal of Colin Kaepernick from the National Football League as a result of his egregious disrespect for our country's flag, our National Anthem and everything they represent in our great nation. The current stance from the NFL's front office that they will respect "...American principles such as freedom of religion and freedom of expression" and recognize "...the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem". This frankly, is an utter disappointment and defies good logic. The NATIONAL football league is forgetting that they are a customer driven industry that enjoys its privileged status in American culture because our citizen's patronize its events.
While Colin Kaepernick's right to avoid participation in a "celebration" of our national anthem cannot be ignored, the NFL's Personnel Conduct Policy begins by stating "All persons associated with the NFL are required to avoid “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League".” I and many others believe that not only is a suspension in this matter appropriate, it would be hypocritical to continue treating this matter with such a degree of political sensitiveness that it ostracizes the organization's largest base of fans and supporters.
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