NFL protests — not about the military

According to Peter Schmuck’s recent column on the NFL’s troubles, football fans largely viewed Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the singing of our National Anthem as a display of disrespect for our military (“Controversy punctures the NFL’s aura of economic invincibility,” Nov. 21). As a veteran who served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, I fail to see any connection between Mr. Kaepernick’s actions and the military.

I view it as a protest against the injustices that pervade in our society, and I consider him as a hero who is willing to sacrifice his livelihood and reputation to achieve a more perfect union. Those who disagree need to look at the facts or take a look inside their souls.

Jack Kinstlinger, Towson

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