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Alejandro Villanueva Defies Steelers’ Anthem Protest, Takes Field Hand Over Heart

All but one of the Pittsburg Steelers decided to protest by staying in their locker room during the playing of the national anthem at this afternoon’s game in Chicago. The lone dissenter was former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva who bucked the team’s decision and took the field, anyway, hand over his heart and helmet under his arm.

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Jets Matt Forte on NFL Player Activism: ‘There Is A Time And Place’

Thanks to the First Amendment, outspoken free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is able to “speak freely.”
However, when you are an employee of a company, perhaps you need to take a measured approach to your activism, so you don’t turn off millions of customers, and in this case ticket buyers and TV viewers.

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NFL Ratings Drop as Kaepernick Protests Continue

Rome was not built in a day, and did not crumble in a day. Nor did it crumble for only one reason. Yet, in the midst of a massive ratings drop, the NFL rushes to say what’s not causing the decline, rather than what is causing it.


Navy Sailor Under Fire for Refusing to Stand During National Anthem

Amid the continuous national anthem protest of San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick, a United States Navy sailor is being investigated for following suit. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor posted on her Facebook account that

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Colin Kaepernick Takes Anthem Protest to Local High School

Second-string San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took his national anthem protest to a local high school on Friday night, joining Castlemont High School’s football team in boycotting the Star-Spangled Banner before the game.