At the time I did believe it was disrespectful to the country, the fans (who want to just watch a game and put politics aside) and for the NFL/49er organization (how many employers would tolerate employees making a political statement on company time?? – I thought). I changed my view as more people spoke up and spoke out about the issue. And the more unarmed African Americans were being shot and killed by police.
This election season has people split on both sides. People, companies and businesses are doing things that are unprecedented and everyone is taking notice.
For example, for the first time in its 126 year history the conservative Arizona Republic endorsed a Democrat (let the death threats begin!). Hillary Clinton, the nation’s first female nominee, this week, will make history again, in the number of conservative Republican newspapers that have endorsed her. First it was Cincinnati Enquirer and now the AZ Republic.
But her competitor Donald Trump has his supporters as well. A Reddit user (Reddit being the website so popular and influential some have called the “front page of the internet”) named NimbleRichMan has written posts strongly criticizing the democratic nominee even going as far as sending out a meme “too big to jail”.