Well NBC is about to do it and they have been warned that it is not a good idea. Look last year when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem the media made it bigger than it was.
Sue it is true Colin did say,
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
But if the media had not covered it relentlessly it would not have become such a huge story that is literally dragging down the NFL with it.
If the networks didn’t cover it or didn’t show the players disrespecting the flag would anyone know they were doing it?
Only those at the games would, but when the media broadcasts these spoiled brats being disrespectful it amplifies their message out to the rest of us who don’t care what they do we just don’t want to see it shoved in our faces every Sunday.
— Kay Mitchell Kurtz (@Revkayconserv) August 22, 2017
But the liberal executives at NBC seem ready to walk the plank again according to The Wildcard,
“As in the past, we will televise the national anthem for select games, including the NFL Kickoff game and the Super Bowl, and, like last year, will cover activity around the anthem as news merits,” said NBC spokesman Dan Masonson.
Bad decision. They should listen to the wise words of NFL legend Jim Brown who recently said,
“I’m going to give you the real deal… I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and the national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.”
“You have to understand there’s intelligence that’s involved, OK? I can’t be two things at once that contradict each other. If I sign for money, then the people I sign with, they have rules and regulations.”