Players from around the NFL declined to stand up for the national anthem on Sunday in a show of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. The fact that the opening Sunday just happened to fall on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 ratcheted up the controversy and created an awkward alignment.
Things then got further off the track when Upton’s politician uncle, Fred, and his voting record against the Zadroga Act came into play.
National anthem protests show no signs of ceasing. There are two more NFL games on Monday night. Which celebrity will weigh in and briefly become the face of the issue? Place your bets.