[...this is part 2.
For part 1 you can find it HERE ]
My TV is off and the network is too. There will be some fans that lose their loyalties to the League and stop consuming their brand. Good. This will only accelerate the punitive effects of mistreating players who elect to exercise their right of free speech.
Kaepernick hasn't called for a boycott, but that doesn't mean we won't. The longer he's kept out of the League the more protests; the more damage to the NFL. So what? If the price of exercising our Constitutional rights is to end a sport that leaves its players permanently brain damaged, then so be it. If the NFL is so anti-American as to deny its players a right to play simply because the act of kneeling is destructive to their brand image, then let it be even more destructive and costly.
Those who kneel down are no less American or any less patriotic or brave, as the fine example shown by Kaepernick starts a growing bonfire of expression. He's a shining example of someone who is willing to sacrifice career for the benefit of all so in this sense he's a real leader, brave, and exemplifies the selfless giving of himself in a righteous cause whatever the cost.
Servant leadership is the opposite of Trump rule as if by king over us, his subjects. I totally reject him and his contamination of our office. I demand his impeachment as a matter of national urgency, regardless of political affiliation.