Football fans speak out about anthem protest
With Thursday Night Football on their screens, people in Anchorage are weighing in on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
The Peanut Farm was busy during the Bears/Packers matchup. At the beginning of the game, the players and some fans at Lambeau Field stood and locked arms. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called it a show of unity.
People KTVA spoke to had mixed reactions to the on-going controversy, which started last season with players kneeling during the anthem.
"It's more than football. It's about more than the flag,” said Jay Singleton. “I think it's more about them showing that they're together and supporting each other for a cause that's bigger than the patriotism that everybody is complaining about."
"Myself, I would never do it. I think it's a disgrace but they do have that right. That's the freedoms that we have in this country,” said Mark Boots.
“People kneel to pray so maybe it's just a different way of them expressing that,” said Linda Johnson. “Everyone is different. I don't know if there's - I wouldn't do it. I would put my hand over my heart and kneel."
None of the people who spoke to KTVA said they planned to stop watching football and some used the word "extreme" to describe the people burning jerseys and tickets.
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