The Washington Post might have trouble writing an opinion piece about this, seeing as the paper decided last year that it wouldn’t use the word “Redskins” in any editorial coverage of the team and has already run its requisite “dissent is a form of patriotism too” column.
While other pundits are still struggling to make Colin Kaepernick’s choice to sit out the national anthem seem like a noble deed, though, we’ll go ahead and praise the Redskins by name for jumping into action Monday night and assisting with the display of a gigantic American flag.
Redskins players help hold the flag, Steelers stood at attention. Crowd roared. Thank you, gentlemen.
— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) September 12, 2016
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) September 12, 2016
— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) September 12, 2016
From what I could tell, Ben Roethlisberger and Greg Warren held the field-sized American flag. All Steelers standing. Skins ALL held flag.
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) September 12, 2016
— vicshif (@kvshif) September 13, 2016
@MasterTes real men right there
— Pink Floyd Jesus (@pinkfloydjesus) September 12, 2016
— TrustTheProcess (@sixers_dynasty) September 12, 2016
— Suzanne Belcher (@suz_belcher) September 12, 2016
— Deplorable Mama P. (@anniebeans59) September 13, 2016
Looks like some of the others already know how it’s done, especially on 9/11.
— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) September 11, 2016
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) September 11, 2016
— Joshua Gunter (@jpgunter) September 11, 2016
It wouldn’t be fair to say that Colin Kaepernick has accomplished nothing with his refusal to stand during the anthem; we’ve learned to appreciate proud displays of patriotism even more rather than take them for granted and little more than a habit.
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Kate Upton declares today's Dolphins protest 'unacceptable' https://t.co/5sWc40lovM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 11, 2016