Protesters, consider those you support

Updated 10/26/2017 1:50 PM

To all professional athletes in the United States of America. What are you doing personally to improve the health, welfare and lives of those you are protesting for? Just imagine if every professional athlete, coach and executive in all sports donated $1 million each or 10 percent of their annual income for five years, for the betterment of the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, St. Jude's Hospital or your church, the tremendous good that would do. People living in tents, under overpasses, park benches, or homeless shelters. Are these the ones you are protesting for?

Take all the money and establish a charity foundation with a nonsalaried non-expense compensation board of directors to distribute the funds within the United States. Many very wealthy people are giving billions of dollars worldwide to help people in need. When you protest during our national anthem, you are being disrespectful to the millions of the men and women who have served, fought and died to keep our country free and also to protect your right to peacefully protest. I am 90 years old and one of those million I have lost all respect for all protesters during our national anthem. We did our best and are still trying to do our best.


Calvin Gwynne


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