Locals React To NFL Player Protests

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The big story of the weekend started when President Trump made comments about National

Football League players not participating in the National Anthem.

After his remarks, many players took action that had many Americans expressing their opinions.

Alexus Arthur talks to local residents about their feelings.

“I think it’s ok because they’re fighting for a good reason so I don’t have a problem with it.” said ND Resident.

Is it wrong or is it right?

“I think it’s totally wrong. They should be adoring our country just as much as I do.” said ND Resident.

It all began in 2016 with a kneeling movement by a former San Francisco 49er to protest racial injustice.

“I think that everybody their abilities to do what they want to do and we shouldn’t judge other people for doing stuff like that.” said ND Resident.

President Trump made remarks about NFL players that take a knee during the Anthem should be fired.

“They should be kicked off the team.” said ND Resident.

This Sunday players on most NFL teams took some sort of action including kneeling, interlocking arms, raising fists in the air, and even staying in the locker rooms until the Anthem wrapped up.

“Personally I don’t think that it’s very respectful taking a knee but at the same time it’s not really my place to tell people what they can and can’t do.” said ND Resident.

“We can’t change anything about it.” said ND Resident.

No matter how you feel about the situation.

“I think it’s rude and disrespectful to do that where they live.” said ND Resident.

It’s something that many Americans could continue to see in upcoming games.

“I just think that everyone has the right to protest peacefully, that’s kind of what this countries built on so I have no problem with it.” said ND Resident.

In Minot, Alexus Arthur, KX News.

Members of both the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals have similar actions planned for tonight’s Monday Night Football game.  

However, neither teams are saying exactly what they will do.

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