My issue with the NFL protests is not about their constitutional rights, or whether I agree or disagree with the issues being protested. It is about what I expect when I turn on a football game.
I turn on the game as a way of disconnecting from the issues and conflicts that surround us on a daily basis. I want to root for my team and forget the rest of the world.
If you want to listen to or watch politics or any other issue of the day, you can turn on CNN or Fox, depending on your political persuasion. Get politics out of the game and game coverage.
This No. 12 is not happy! My jersey goes to the back of the closet, funds stay in my pocket and I will retire my number in honor of what football used to be.
Doug Carlson, Tacoma