Instead of upholding every citizen’s right to kneel, the owners showed their bellies to the orange-hued occupant of the Oval Office and his sycophantic enablers, praying that their prostration would keep the money flowing. Instead of standing up for what’s right, they chose to snivel at the feet of a petty tyrant.

The owners of the NFL are cowards.

It is long past time for us to stop catering to the intolerant and bigotedmin this country, who are more than happy to call their favorite player’s name on Sunday and then call the cops on him on Monday. The owners view these fanatics as having something important to contribute, but their hateful dollars do not excuse their disdain for human rights. Their small-minded fears are not something we should ever aspire to or accept. Bullying is not, and never should be, a public virtue.