2 MSU Players Kneel During Anthem: Does it Change the Way You Feel About Bobcat Football? [Poll]
It is now being reported that two MSU Bobcat football players knelt during the national anthem of last Saturday's game against Weber State. According to the Bozeman Chronicle, Taylor Tuiasosopo and Edward Vander knelt outside of the locker room before the team took the field as the national anthem was being played to protest police brutality and racial injustice.
The player's protest comes on the heels of NFL players also taking a knee during the anthem in stadiums over the past few weeks. The protests began last year when Colin Kaeperneck, the quarterback at the time of the San Francisco 49ers, began kneeling during the anthem to protest social injustice.
I've been outspoken in my belief that the football field isn't the place for these protests. I'm not against the protest, just the venue the players are choosing to use. Sports, I feel, serves as a place to escape, well, protests and politics. The interesting thing in this case, however, is that no one knew about the two Bobcat player's protest until the newspaper article came out. So, the question I keep asking myself is: should I be bothered by a protest I didn't even know took place? I was at the game but didn't see the players do this.
We want to know what you think, XL Nation. Knowing now that two players took a knee during the national anthem, does that change the way you feel about Bobcat Football?
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