The National Anthem played at this game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

The National Anthem played at this game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the Star Spangled Banner to protest police treatment of African Americans, it sparked a nationwide conversation, inspiring other players to join him in solidarity. Some observers –-including the Washington football team’s head coach–- found the move disrespectful, particularly to the U.S. military. Kojo discusses the intersection of sports and protest, and whether the parade of veterans and active duty personnel during sporting events is as genuine as it seems.

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  • Kevin Blackistone Visiting Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland; National Sports Columnist, The Washington Post; Panelist, ESPN’s Around the Horn
  • Mark Dyreson Professor of Kinesiology, Penn State

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