The full color photo in the Week in Review section (Herald & Review, Oct. 1) should have been printed with a disclaimer. Seeing the outright disrespect of professional athletes and coaches for the nation which gives them the right to protest turned my stomach. Every one of these kneelers should pack their fancy helmets and pads and be kicked off to the hottest war zones on the earth. While these high priced goal defenders are playing games, regular men and women are getting their keesters shot off or blown up defending our right to free speech.
The flag and anthem represent the intangible idea of freedom, not the president or Congress or the folks next door. It is the very idea these athletic idiots are disrespecting which allows them to do so without mortal consequences. I am looking for a comprehensive list of NFL sponsors and NFL executive holdings so my purse will not be supporting these jerks.
Patricia A. Tait-Hendrickson, Shelbyville