Saturday, September 23, 2017
Trump shouldn't interfere with sports teams on players' "free speech" at games
The latest “free speech” flap these days is NFL players leaning during the National Anthem to protest racism. Trump has been saying the NFL teams should fire players who do this.
Well, the players do have a constitutional right to protest this way as far as US law is concerned. But clubs would be free to discipline or dismiss players for bringing protests on the job. That’s like saying you can’t bring your own political protests to the workplace. That’s how it generally is.
But the president should not be intervening in what NFL clubs do.
I have not seen this happen in MLB.
The practice started with Colom Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers.
ABC News story is here.