The NFL protests have gone beyond what they likely conceived would happen. It may be too late to repair the damages that have been done from the kneeling during the National Anthem that has caused a great deal of disrespect to our military. One team has stepped up now, after President Trump and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have warned them of the fault in their actions. The Jacksonville Jaguars have sent a letter of apology to the local military officers after they kneeled during the National Anthem while in London last month.
The president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mark Lamping, sent out the letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville, writing that the team was “remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country.”
Of course patriotic Americans can see that this was what needed to be done by the protesting teams and expected especially because of the response of football fans. Fans have gone as far as burning their season tickets, refusing to watch any football in person or on television. After the league has hit an outstanding low record rating with sponsors dropping their support, they had to do something big. Is it enough? Is it genuine?