- Aug 5, 2006
- 1998 Volvo S70 T5M
Read the sentence again, please. Yes, they are paid to play football, but that doesn't forbid them from doing other things, such as expressing an opinion. Their opinion doesn't matter more or less than ours, they just have an outlet that is not available to you or me. Nothing forbids them from using it.Umm... yes they literally are. They very specifically get paid in order to get hurt and hurt for our entertainment. Their opinion matters no more or less than yours or mine and they can express it at the polls. I don't watch sports or care either way but many people do and many of them simply don't want to see politics in their entertainment but just want to relax, this is the main reason NFL is getting all this flack.
And that was actually confirmed by Trump's statement - he asked "Wouldn't you love to see...?" He suggested a change of their contracts to forbid them from protesting, but as it is, they are within their rights. They still fulfill the duties of their job, they are just doing something extra.