It didn't take long before Manning was asked about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his decision to kneel down during the National Anthem. Kaepernick's protest has taken off like wild fire throughout the NFL.
Even Denver's own Brandon Marshall has joined the movement to protest social injustice. Whether you agree or disagree with Kaepernick's stance, and those who have followed suit, by virtue of the First Amendment (free speech), Kaepernick and company are afforded the right to kneel during the Anthem.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p... In his answer, Manning acknowledges that right. Ironically, the very issue of free speech is being discussed by Manning in communist China, where the people are not guaranteed such rights.
China has a long and bloody history of suppressing the people's voice and oppressing their basic human rights. See Tiananmen Square.
In the United States of America, you have the right to be politically incorrect, or to show open dissent of the government or police. You can argue whether Kaepernick's protest is tasteful or right, but Manning is on the money.
Kaepernick has the right to protest in the way he has chosen. The American men and women of the military have sacrificed much to afford him the prerogative.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.
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