Football fans however, are going to see a sporting event -- they are not paying to see (or go to) a protest, or political rally
|Political activism, in Canada, has a long and |
proud history.People, and organizations,
however have been responsible to
a large degree for their own events
There is no commonality; players are simplybeing completely disrespectful of their fans.
"What about when musicians sing protest songs?
Which is why I disagree with a comment (also made on social media regarding this story) by another Kamloops resident, John O'Fee. John is well known in political circles here as a former School Trustee and Kamloops City Councilor, former IHA head, and as a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2004 election. He stated:
Then why do they play the national anthem? In reality it is part entertainment and part political. Teams represent geographic areas and many fans support a team despite few or any players actually coming from that area. Likewise, the medal counts at Olympics are done by nation. To suddenly pretend politics has no part of this is simplistic. Politicians of all stripes appear at sporting events to burnish their image....for Pence to walk out and make a statement like he did is a purely political and rehearsed strategy. He would have been disappointed if there were no protest because that would have messed up his script.
|(1921) New York Yankees hold their caps over their |
hearts during a performance of the national anthem
(Credit: FPG/Getty Images)
What thoughts do you have on the matter? Do you agree or disagree? The floors yours, and I'd love to hear from you!
In Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth.