Profiles in bad public family members, NFL-taste

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**Written through Doug Powers

The backlash to gamers kneeling throughout the Nationwide Anthem (or even throughout moments of silence for slain cops) keeps and right here’s a veteran who took a stand:

As a result of months of controversy over gamers kneeling or sitting all through the nationwide anthem prior to NFL video games, a Military veteran has stated might now not be accepting an award all through any Saints recreation.

John Wells, a disabled veteran and government director of Army Veterans Advocacy, used to be slated to obtain the Peoples Well being Champion award all the way through ultimate week’s recreation on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome towards the Chicago Bears.

“Even though I’m touched and venerated to be decided on for such an award, the continued controversy with NFL gamers’ disrespect for the nationwide flag forces me to say no to take part within the presentation,” wrote Wells, in keeping with the discharge. “I’m not able, in just right judgment of right and wrong, to go into an NFL stadium whilst this discourtesy prevails. When you consider that this award is tainted with the dishonorable movements of the NFL and its gamers, I will not settle for it.â€�

The Saints spoke back through regretting discourse they referred to as unhappy and divisive. They usually have been relating to the discourse from the disabled Military veteran!

I s**t you now not:

In different phrases, “Our group gained’t permit this veteran taking offense at gamers disrespecting the Anthem and moments of silence for fallen officials distract us from our paintings for veterans.” Keep stylish! The Saints discovered a approach to sack themselves.

Wells stated the day before today that the staff took the “low street” with that reaction, and that’s striking it courteously:

**Written through Doug Powers

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