The Vermont Cynic

Athletes have the right to kneel for national anthem

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

Week three of the NFL season is usually the time of year where we see what teams are made of. We notice who might be championship material. We get to see what teams are outshining expectations and what teams are rebuilding for the future. But, this past weekend, we saw a lot more go on around the NFL. Last summer, for...

Player sits for anthem, exercises a basic human right

John Suozzo

September 10, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

An athlete’s refusal to stand during the national anthem has set off a debate over the role celebrities play in social issues and activism. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, said he couldn’t “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Even ...

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