OnPoint on WACH Fox: Players, protests and the President
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - This week on OnPoint on WACH Fox we look at the intersection of professional sports and politics as NFL players protest during the national anthem.
The show of solidarity by many players has, in large part, been motivated by President Donald Trump's recent remarks about players who kneel during the anthem to protest racial injustice in America. The President believes the players are disrespecting the flag and should be fired.
The controversy has spawned discussion on free speech, democracy and love of country. It has also sewn seeds of division that some see as racially motivated.
This week on OnPoint on WACH Fox, a former NFL Pro Bowler, a Midlands football fan, and two political strategists weigh in on the issue.