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Do you support the silent anthem protest in the NFL? Why or why not?

We asked a few vikings on how they feel about the recent protest in the NFL? Do they support the silent anthem protest? These are their answers.

“That’s not right. I think people have literally died so that we can stand up and pledge allegiance to our flag and our country.”Katie Pierce. English Lit major

— Katie Pierce, English literature


Grabriel Garcia. Sound Recodring Tech

“I totally agree with him being able to do it but I think he’s dumb for doing it. It’s basically saying, ‘Man I don’t like this country.’”

— Gabriel Garcia, sound recording tech


Brandon Obregon. Business

“Some people are blowing it out of proportion, saying it’s racist but it’s not really. They’re just trying to make a change.”

— Brandon Obregon, business


Adin Ducker. Kinesiology

“I mean it’s their right to do it. I’d rather stand for the anthem myself. Do I feel like they should find another way to protest? Maybe.”

— Adin Ducker, kinesiology


Sara Meadow. Radio/tv

“There have just been a lot of unnecessary killings around the United States and for the athletes to take a stand by not standing for the anthem, I think that takes real bravery. It’s making a difference since people are listening.”

— Sara Meador, radio/tv

 

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