Well, what is it about the whole kneeling thing that has people upset?
1. That the purpose of the kneeling, the protesting, was a reaction to statistics skewed by the left to make matters look much worse than they really were?
2. That the protesting would have been better done at a police station/precinct or a city hall on their own time (in a city where such a killing took place), rather than on the job at all of the football stadiums, every weekend, with hundreds of thousands of fans having to sit through it when they spent good money just to enjoy a game?
3. That the flag and National Anthem were the things being protested, instead of the protest being focused on the stated object of their complaint?
4. That the owners and managers of the teams could not get control of the players and require them to do the right thing from the beginning?
5. That many good fans of the NFL left that allegiance because the owners and managers were powerless over, or in agreement with, the players?
6. That it took two seasons of games to finally get some control over the situation?
7. Or, worse of all, that many young people were seeing their sports heroes doing this and thinking it is a good thing, and imitating it, and probably will be carrying such an extremely poor example (of both effective protesting and work ethics) into their adulthood?
Don't get me wrong. On point 1, just one unnecessary death at the hands of the police, regardless of the race of the victim, is one too many, and it should be protested. But to protest symbols of the entire country, symbols that represent freedom, is to seemingly place the blame on the entire country and our freedoms, instead of on the cop who is guilty, or even just might be guilty, of killing a person who didn't deserve it.
That is why to this day, the players and their representatives, who are still expressing wonder at why people don't understand their kneeling, are idiots. They wonder why people can't understand that they are not protesting against the flag or the Anthem, even though their protest is aimed at the flag and the Anthem.
And I know that people didn't have to go and sit through the stuff, but seriously, when die hard fans spent money to see a game, they want the players focused on the game and not trying to act like social justice warriors, and acting like it in all the wrong ways.
Sorry, the above is just a rant.