I think the boundaries that athletes should take when they stand for social issues is that it shouldn't have to hide there opinion because it is freedom of speech. On the other hand it can cause more issues involving other people that may not be involved but have a different perspective. In the article many people were fined and had many issues getting new jobs because they knelt for the National Anthem. Things could change from them standing up for social issue but I dont think it should happen when that big of a crowd is involved and all the opinions are being thrown around.
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There's freedom of speech for you to be able to express yourself in the manner that you want to be expressed in. Is it appropriate to be doing this in your place of work? No, personally I don't think that at someone else's time that you should be making this about yourself. If it was a very important topic that you feel passionate about then you should have no problems with doing on your own time. These multi-millionaires are given things that most of us will never see and they blow it away because they want to attack the wrong thing. They claim that they're being attacked by police officers and that their social values are being taken away. What does the national anthem have to do with the police. These are armed forces who really believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything. These armed forces lose their lives for you to able to do what you do everyday, and you're just going to disrespect the sacrifice they gave you. You must think about it in the owners shoes. If you're creating havoc at work and it was costing you a lot of money. Wouldn't you stop and think is it really worth keeping this employee if it was costing you money that you've worked so hard to achieve?
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Athletes should have mild boundaries when taking a stand for social issues. As long as it is peaceful, then it should be allowed. One restriction for that though would be that the coaches give them options so they do have some control as to how their team is seen. In the article, it says that some players would stand in the locker room. This could be a possible option instead of kneeling so that they still have their freedom of speech, but also the coaches do not have to have them on the field if they choose. This rule can go for any sport and concerning any issue. Another pro to this is that if they want to do a public protest but some of the people attending the game do not want to see that, they will be able to do both.
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When it comes to taking a stand for social issues there needs to be some boundaries, athletes have been kneeling to stand up for multiple things, but they're disrespecting people by doing so. That's why boundaries are a must, you can speak for what you believe but when you are with your team of any kind you need to respect and think of others. "Taking a knee when they should be standing for the National Anthem" is not ok. Yes they are trying to get their point across but the military worked hard to have the flag fly and those people kneeling are disrespecting them.
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Athletes should have to stand for the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem. Not only are the players disrespecting their country but also the people who fought for the right for these players to participate in the NFL. Not only does it make the NFL look bad but it is hurting business. They as a company are loosing profits because the public refuses to promote these players. According to the article man men took a knee has a sign of respect although they knew many didn't take it as such. Many were offended and hurt but what these players were participating in.
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Social issues in the NFL is a rising issue in today's world. People feel that players such as Colin Kaepernick and his supporters should stand during the National Anthem instead of taking a knee. In all reality Kaepernick and supporters are exercising the first amendment.So therefor there is no need to have boundaries because athletes who protest are exercising their rights as they are allowed to do. Some people may see athletes actions as disrespect to the military, but as Amir Vera says in her article before Kaepernick knelled he sat then opted to knelling for his respect for soldiers.
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Peaceful protesting is an efficient way to get your point on an issue across, but people question whether or not pro athletes protesting during the national anthem is right or wrong. Protesting helps make a difference with things that are wrong in our country, and Colin Kaepernick chose to protest during the national anthem at all of his games starting back in 2016. Kaepernick's protest was nothing more than taking a knee to protest against police shooting African Americans. The protest's are peaceful enough that people shouldn't be offended by him taking a knee. As long as a protest is peaceful, then no one should be punished by standing up for what they believe in
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The boundaries that athletes should have on social issues is not to drag your team down with you. Although you should be able to stand up for what you believe in you shouldn't be allowed to do it during your game because you don't know what the outcome of this may be. In the article it says that ever since Kaepernick knelt during the National Anthem his team has lost money. American's should understand this problem and see that there should be a change and that's what Kaepernick was doing , trying to make a change, but he still drug his team down with him.
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I feel as if athletes should have the right to protest as long as it is quietly and not causing a scene. As when the football players and even a soccer player knelled on one knee to show that they believe that the African Americans are still not treated as equal with the fact of the outrageous numbers of the police shootings and other social injustice faced by African Americans in the united states. As long as they are doing it in a peaceful manner they are still showing respect for the people who have fought for our country and for the ones that have died. They are kneeling for the fact that the equality of it all is still not fully established after all this time. Every individual has a right of freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
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There shouldn't be any boundaries for taking a stand or protesting. There is a first amendment right to so as long as it is peaceful, which it is. They are kneeling for a very controversial issue that is split very 50/50 on whether not it's okay. I feel like the people who are upset and trying to get rid of the kneeling are the people who are okay with racism and police brutality. Kaepernick is in my eyes not really disrespecting anyone but simply stating that he can not stand for a nation that is okay with these social injustices. That's almost the same as asking someone if they are okay with standing for a nation that believes that black people should make more money than white people; there would be riots in the streets and most likely violent ones. Kaepernick isn't going on the field and running around yelling the police are bad for the actions that have occurred, but is simply taking a knee because he doesn't feel like the United States is in the right and he wants something done about it.
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NFL players should not be allowed to kneel. This disrespects our nation and the men and women that have served it. Many people say it is ok to protest during a game because they are expressing their 1st ammendment right. However, these players are employees of the NFL and get paid millions of dollars to play a game they love. They should resect what their employer allows or does not allow. When you are employed, you give up some of your rights to your employer because they are the ones paying you. The NFL is losing money because of this issue so they announced that it will not be tolerated. NFL players should respect their employer which in turn means they will respect our flag and the people who serve our country. According to the article, Colin Kaepernick is suing the NFL owners of colluding to keep him out of the league. The NFL is his employer, if they wish not to hire him they are allowed to do that. He was statisically the worst starting quarterback in the league when he started kneeling. He was not worth paying millions of dollars to if he was not a good player and caused the NFL to lose money.
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The National Anthem protests has caused a big upset. I think the athletes should have boundaries when they stand for social issues. I think they should separate their issues and their work. They are working for a company that makes lots of money. They are causing the company to lose money. It is disrespectful to the military along with just disrespectful to our nation in general.
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The athletes that take part in taking a standing for social issues do have boundaries. Colin Kaepernick was a QB for the San Francisco 49ers but had seem to cross a boundary that the owner of the 49ers and other team owners did not like. He took it upon himself to take a stand for what he believes in but in this case it was taking a knee. Many players have hoped on this train and have caused problems for the NFL. The players have every right to stand for what they believe in. They're given that right in the first amendment. As long as it is peaceful is is aloud. Although they're given the right by the 1st amendment this doesn't mean they won't have consequences from ones that they work below. The players are employees of the team they play on. Each and every team has their own rules the their employees have to follow. If the rules are not followed there with obviously be consequences. The boundaries for the players should be made by the employer but many people do not agree. They think that they should still have all their rights yet this is not the case in most work places. When you agree to work with or for someone you have follow the rules set in place.
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America stands for freedom, so American athletes should stand during the National Anthem. However, freedom as declared in the American Constitution includes the right to the freedom of speech. The article states that Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players have decided to take a knee when the National Anthem plays. These athletes are peacefully protesting the police shootings of African American men and other social injustices. The NFL has taken a side into putting a halt on this act. Amir Vera says that the NFL has announced a new policy that will fine players who kneel. This is the disrespect to freedom. If the players signed a contract saying they were not allowed to protest during a NFL game, the players who kneel are in the wrong. The article refers to no such contract leaving the conclusion that the NFL players have a right to protest for what they believe.
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The boundaries that athletes should have when taking a stand for social issues is whatever their boss sets it as. Their paycheck comes from their boss, which is the professional league they play in. If they want to stand up for a perceived social injustice, they can do so on their own time representing themselves and not someone else. The author states that Kaepernick was not offered a contract by any team in 2017. Kaepernick claimed it was because he started a series of peaceful protests. It was never stated that that was the problem, so his reasoning is severely flawed. Besides, if that was the real reason due to his unemployment, it's the NFL's choice to make since they are the reason for his paycheck. Just like it was Kaepernick's choice to do a peaceful protest during his work time.
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Social action happens in many ways whether it goes against the rules or not. Sometimes in order for change to happen, a leader must stand up (or kneel in this case,) for the cause they believe in. The article by Amir Vera covers Colin Kaepernick's recent acts of protest during the national anthem at football games, and gives important reasons why these acts are justified. The NFL is viewed by millions of people all over the USA and a perfect platform for a message to be spread. Colin Kaepernick believes police brutality has become a problem throughout the U.S. and knelt during the anthem to show his dissatisfaction with these social issues. He quickly gained a following among other NFL players and athletes belonging to other sports as well. Due to this, Kaepernick did not get drafted to any teams the following year and became a free agent. This is unjust punishment as the player was simply exercising his first amendment rights. He did not protest in a non-peaceful manner and should be allowed to respectfully protest until the social issues are resolved.
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Athletes that choose to protest should not have boundaries as long as their protest is peacful and still shows respect to our veterans, soliders, and any who has fought for this country. When Kaepernick first knelt, his reason for doing so was "to protest police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by black people". Kaepernick knelt to help the world move on from old ways when people were looked at different due to their skin color, not to disrepect the people who risk their lives day to day fighting for oour country. Under the first amendment it states everyone has freedom of speech and the right to a peacful protest. Kaepernick and other athletes should not be penalized and given boundaries if their protests are peaceful and they continue to respect the people fighting for our country.
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In the mind of someone who's passionate about social injustice, there are no boundaries when it comes to taking a stand and a making a chance. Now, since Kaepernick is an employee of the NFL he has certain requirements he must follow due to the fact that's his job. It's argued that not standing for the flag is disrespecting the United States military and every American who gave their life for the freedoms we have. For example, our first amendment allows allows citizens to have freedom of speech and be able to peacefully protest. Before Kaepernick began to kneel during the national anthem he sat. It was a former NFL player and Green Beret Nate Boyer who had suggested the act because it would be more respectful to the men and women who fought for this country. Now as far as boundaries go Kaepernick is again an employee of the NFL and although Kaepernick's team had released a statement after the first time he sat that said players were encouraged, but not required, to stand for the anthem he still got back lash from many people including the president. We as Americans should not have to worry about backlash from our own president when we decide to exercise our own rights that are given to us, especially when in a case like Kaepernick's; he's doing it peacefully for a cause that he's passionate about.
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Citizens think that NFL players should not have boundaries because of the first amendment says we can stand for what we believe in but before the act they need to talk to people about the issue first. According to the article "Athletes who protest peacefully, should not be punished." I believe that this should be true but before you protest you need to be able to talk to your GM about your belief. Because after all if you can't talk to him about it or he says no you can't do that you have to lesson because he is the one that signs your pay check after and if you don't want your money than don't listen. But most citizens would do what they are told because they want their money.
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Athletes that choose to protest should not have boundaries as long as their protest is peaceful. When Colin Kaepernick first knelt, his reason for doing this was "to protest police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by black people." He quickly gained a following among other NFL players and athletes belonging to other sports as well. After this happened he did not get drafted to any teams the following year. He didn't protest in a non-peaceful way s he should be able to protest until the issue is resolved.
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I believe that athletes should be able to protest and as long as it is peaceful there shouldn't be any boundaries. What Kaepernick did was to just protest something he didn't believe was right ad by doing so he gained a lot of following and awareness on the subject. He did do it peacefully, but wasn't drafted to any teams whenever his contract was up. We don't know if he wasn't drafted because of his protest or because his numbers have been low. He still shouldn't be punished for protesting something peacefully for what he believes is wrong and wants to see a change.
NFL players should be punished for their actions. Taking a knee during our country's National Anthem is very disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives every day to give someone the ability to "protest". Colin Kaepernick started this "to protest police shootings of african-american men". There are so many more respectful ways of protesting this issue. The National Anthem is not the time to do it. The NFL did not agree with this protest, and he kept doing it so he is now unemployed. He was their employee; it is their business which means they can do whatever they want if someone breaks the rules they set into place. Kaepernick kneeling caused a lot of people to be upset. He got what was coming to him.