Proposed NFL Boycott Over Veterans Day Weekend Is Picking up Steam

INJOThe NFL ratings are down. They’ve been down since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick donned his anti-police “pig” socks and declared, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

And when some NFL players — including entire teams — last weekend took a knee during the national anthem and presentation of the flag for what the league called “unity,” many Americans said “bye,” according to a poll conducted by the Remington Research Group.

Sustaining boycotts is a tough sell. Many times, they become part of the white noise in the background and are forgotten.

But plans for a two-day Nov. 12-13 NFL boycott — Veterans Day weekend and Monday night — are animating those on social media and seems to be picking up steam.

Such a short time span may entice those upset over the kneelers to engage in a show of force to telegraph to the league that disrespecting the flag and national anthem are odious ways of making a political statement.

A lot of people said they’d heard about the boycotts from social media. There are the Sunday and Monday boycotts.

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