Poll: Football Players and the National Anthem

Are Football Players Disrespecting Veterans when Protesting During the National Anthem?

Poll Results

We asked thousands of people whether they felt football players where disrespecting veterans when protesting during the National Anthem. The results probably won’t surprise you.

The average NFL player makes $2.1 million per year, according to Forbes.
Active duty soldiers up to E6 make less than $40K, starting out at less than $20K a year.

Many Americans feel that’s reason enough to resent the methods the NFL players are using to protest. Their actions seem to disrespect the flag as well as the national anthem and by proxy, the military that defends those things and their right to protest.

Even some businesses, like restaurants and bars, refuse to air NFL games as a way to conduct their own protests. Many fans are refusing to watch the games or burning their jerseys to protest.

TEST

84% of Americans think football players ARE disrespecting veterans when protesting during the National Anthem.
16% of Americans think football players ARE NOT disrespecting veterans when protesting during the National Anthem.

It seems clear that readers feel strongly that football payers are disrespecting the flag and by extension, the armed services. 84% of respondents feel that football players ARE disrespecting veterans by protesting during the National Anthem.