President Trump is known for “telling it like it is”, one of the main factors in maintaining his base. Trump’s most recent rally in Alabama has spread a controversial tone among those associated with the NFL. His comments being “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired. He’s fired!” President Trump’s comments, seeming a bit nationalistic, has merit. The right to peaceful protest is engrained in the first amendment. Although, taking a knee during the National Anthem can been interpreted as turning against the country that granted them that right. The NFL players taking a knee, are protesting in the name of police brutality, while the President views it as disrespectful to the country. The flag is supposed to be a symbol that unites the country not divides it. This Sunday, we experienced the reactions to president Trump’s comments. Some teams, such as the Chicago Bears stood united during the National Anthem, while others stayed in the locker room, or took the Kaepernick knee. If the players that are protesting knew what it meant to protect the country, their actions would undoubtedly be different.