Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder, joined the conversation about the controversy surrounding the NFL's #TakeAKnee protests.
I think: By kneeling, players don’t disrespect the flag.They ask US to respect the flag. They ask us to make the anthem true for all of us.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 24, 2017
Sorry Shonda, but as an American, IMHO, it's disgusting how they are disrespecting this country. These people are Supppsedly ROLE MODELS.— Faith Calhoun (@FaithCalhoun715) September 25, 2017
Maybe trumpters should move to a country like NK so they can get a good taste of living under a dictator. See what not protesting gets ya😒— CLWright (@WrightLyrics) September 24, 2017
When we sing about the flag waving "...for the land of the free..." it absolutely has to mean ALL Americans are free, not just white men.— Michele Scott (@Mascot731) September 25, 2017
Yes - the kneeling players are calling attention to racism & police brutality-not addressing these issues is disrespecting the flag.— Peggy Kelpe (@PKelpe) September 25, 2017
Agreed. By kneeling, they are both respecting what the flag means and respecting those who should be treated equally but are not.— ZachsMind (@ZachsMind) September 25, 2017
Football teams started taking the field for the National Anthem in 2009. The Department of Defense and the National Guard paid teams millions of dollars for displays of patriotism to help bolster recruitment for the armed services.