We Commend the U.S. Soccer Federation For Showing Respect to our Nation.
The South Shore Press is pleased and proud to congratulate the United States Soccer Federation for their vote during February requiring all players in their league to stand and show respect during the national anthem.
The Federation took this action after one of its players knelt during the national anthem in support of a football player who also did the same thing.
The South Shore Press has decided not to even mention the name of the sports players, because we are so offended by their actions.
The players claim they are taking this action to show that there is not racial justice within the United States.
We disagree with their methods and forum.
The fact that these sports players even have the ability to show disrespect would not be allowed in many nations.
Our nation is respected and remembered by showing respect to the American flag, the national anthem, and the men and women who have given their lives or are serving now protecting our nation and its citizens.
As Americans we enjoy the most freedoms of any person on this planet.
The action taken by the United States Soccer Federation is the type of bold and courageous action that should be taken by every sports teams, sports league and organizations.
What has been forgotten by these players is the disrespect they are showing to the Americans who have made sacrifices to protect our freedoms and rights.
What these players have also forgotten is they are being paid to play sports, not to use their job as a political or social platform.
If that’s what they want to do, they should give up their million dollar careers and protest on their own time.
We agree there are many problems in America. We agree that there must be justice for all, regardless of race, religion, gender, career or political beliefs.
Enough is enough by these overpaid sports players.