To the Editor:
Letter writer Brody Felix (Sept. 14) writes that people that are offended by NFL players protesting our flag during the national anthem are racists. You sir, are truly ignorant.
First of all, the NFL didn’t have the guts to tell its employees to protest on their own time. You can’t stage your protest (no matter what the cause) during the anthem and flag presentation and then say you’re not protesting the flag and anthem. You can say it’s not your intention, but you are insulting every American who has ever served in the armed forces and every patriotic family who had a family member pay the ultimate price.
Colin Kaepernick could have protested in front of San Francisco police headquarters and not insulted anyone. The NFL, ESPN, CNN, etc., condoning and praising Kaepernick also is disgusting. I have a lot more respect for Jim Brown, who actually experienced racism, than a spoiled, virtue signaler such as Kaepernick. It’s a false narrative that we are a country of racists.
But I’m just a 65-year-old, white, USMC veteran, father of a cop, deplorable, blue- collar guy, though. And you know what? There are a lot of guys like me and we ain’t racists, bigots or self-absorbed egomaniacs, and we vote.
P.S. The cartoon in Sept. 13’s paper was awesome.