This heartfelt Facebook comment by a Detroit Lion’s fan speaks for so many Americans:
I have been a die hard Detroit Lions fan since I first remember listening on the radio, all the way back to 1957. Since Tobin Rote, Yale Lary, Gail Cogdill, Lem Barney I don’t ever remember missing a game on TV when I could watch. I support equality for everyone…who couldn’t? I understand there are issues and it’s their right to protest…and peacefully at that…just wrong place/time. Mrs Ford had an opportunity to support those who gave their lives to allow her to live a life that most could only dream of living. She didn’t. So today I break my streak…I would rather work on my wife’s “honey do” list than support Mrs Ford’s position. Maybe I feel so strongly about this because I never served and it’s one of my life’s great regrets.
ASK YOURSELF WHO IS MAKING THIS POLITICAL? THE LEFT IS MAKING THIS ABOUT POLITICS BUT IT’S ABOUT RESPECTING OUR FLAG AND ANTHEM FOR ALL AMERICANS…PERIOD
Martha Ford spoke out against President Trump’s announcement that NFL players should be ‘fired’ if they refuse to stand for our anthem:
“Our game has long provided a powerful platform for dialogue and positive change in many communities throughout our nation. Thanks primarily to our players, the NFL also has been a unifying force in our country and impactful change has and hopefully will continue to be the result of peaceful expression, done so in order to highlight social injustices of all kind. Negative and disrespectful comments suggesting otherwise are contrary to the founding principles of our country, and we do not support those comments or opinions.”
Prior to the Lions’ game against the Atlanta Falcons, Ford was seen linking arms with the team on the sidelines during the national anthem at Ford Field. Some Falcons players also knelt or locked arms with team members.
President Trump is 100% right on this! Boycott the NFL!