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Schmidt Wrote: We've discussed some of this anthem protest in an other thread. But the question asked was why the NFL came together, owners and players, so quickly. The bottom line is that it was a business decision for the owners...some might have agreed with the protesters and some might not have. But when it comes to running the business, the owners sided with their employees going against the dictum of the president that they should fire their employees. They had little choice.
Well, I'll tell you what, in 2003, I operated an expedited cargo company. While I was convalescing from an illness at home, I hired a guy to do my pickup and delivery work. About a week into the job, the driver I hired was at my home and we were going over freight bills, paperwork and expenses. The driver (Tom) complained about some N*&^%$ at a receiving dock, that he refused to sign the freight bill until it was unloaded off the van, Tom insisted the receiver (calling him the N word again) sign the bill first before unloading. I explained to Tom that this isn't the way warehouses or any other business operated, I asked him for the keys and the fuel card and told him he was finished. I did not need a person representing my company referring to a black person as a n*&^%$, and I told Tom that too when I let him go.
I know who Tom was talking about because I'd been to that business before and have met and done business with their receiver (dockman).
I think the Lt. General of the Air Force Academy speaks for the greater population of the USA
The NFL owners have or had the right to fire people for protesting, but they decided it is in the best interest of America to come together rather than to divide us all.
Trump talk is divisive and racist, he has been fanning the flames and pouring gas on a problem Americans have with race. I blame him for this.