TAMPA, Fla. -- The American Legion Post 273 in Madeira Beach will not be showing the NFL games this weekend in protest -- that includes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The post's commander, Jim White, says they believe what the players are doing is wrong and want to make a statement.
White is talking about players who kneel when the national anthem is played.
“We fought for the pledge of allegiance and for the flag, but we also fight for the First Amendment which gives you a right do that, but I feel the NFL is taking it too far,” says White.
Veteran Lee Jurewicz says these NFL players have a right to protest, but with the kneeling continuing, they feel disrespected.
"To us, they're overdoing it," says Jurewicz. "I wish everyone would stand for the flag because that's what the USA is all about."
The “kneeling” movement was started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was protesting against police brutality, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players have also joined in on this protest.
DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans took a knee during a game in September against the Minnesota Vikings, while the national anthem played.
There are many veterans who disagree saying the players have a right to protest.
Sharon Ann wrote to us saying: "This isn't a protest in disrespecting a song. The players are kneeling because of injustice and inequality. My Dad agrees and he is a Veteran. He said this was why he fought for our country for freedom for all not a song."
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