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Players not intelligent nor honorable

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I am gravely disappointed in professional sports. From the servitude of the public in supporting stadiums, through bonds and the immense costs associated with viewership for the benefit of benefactors, to the decline of decency and gentlemanlike sportsmanship that I observed in earlier years. What made communities stronger was not classic rhetoric but men like Lombardi who as a role model made Green Bay a shining community by bestowing the blessings to that town. The town of Green Bay owns the franchise unlike those for whom they represent.

Politics is always divisive. Instead of being non-partisan, team members visibly protest during the onset of the game by standing down before our anthem and our nation. Players are not intelligent nor honorable.

They are prima donnas, more concerned about their tattoos that disfigure their bodies, their hairstyles and their reckless lifestyles. If players wish to affect social change and raise awareness that they feel would be most impactful then they need to do this off the field at a proper venue instead of using the workplace, the stadium and before the flag of the United States of America and its anthem. Those symbols unify Americans, not the protests of those kneeling and humiliating our nation.

Alfred Holden

White Bird


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