After Ravens players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday — the first in a series of protests across the NFL — many Baltimore fans said they were supporting the demonstration as a way to speak out against racial inequality in America.
But others reacted angrily, describing the protests as anti-patriotic and promising to boycott the NFL and destroy their Ravens gear.
“The embarrassment that is the NFL continues and people wonder why I am on strike,” Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler posted on Facebook. “Ravens join the non sense of taking knee while on the soil of the Country we gained our independence from. Will be doing a housecleaning of any Ravens merchandise...
San Francisco 49ers players take the field before the start of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans.