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NFL Star Just Asked The Anthem Protesters The 1 Question Every Fan Has

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You’re probably sick of reading about National Anthem protests by now (I know I sure am.) Well, now that NFL ratings are down, it’s clear to everyone in America that true patriots are not having the complete nonsense that NFL players are dishing out. This past Sunday may very well be one for the history books. The NFL seemed to fall apart over anthem protests, but one NFL star has taken a stance and explained that he will not be giving in to the protests.

Derek Wolfe, Denver Broncos defensive end, has made it clear that he is proudly pro-National Anthem, and this will not be changing, despite what his teammates are doing. So, instead of giving into what the majority of NFL players did this Sunday in a direct response to President Donald Trump’s criticism for anthem protesters, Wolfe decided to stand and salute our flag. He had an important question for his fellow players.

In a statement that was provided to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Wolfe stated “[I]t’s AMERICA! The greatest country in the world and if you don’t think we are the greatest country in the world and you reside here, then why do you stay?”

This is an extremely important question. And it seems that most NFL protesters won’t have a direct answer for Wolfe. This question also represents what a lot of former NFL fans are thinking. To make anywhere near the amount of money they are making in the United States in other countries, these NFL players would most likely have to be playing soccer. It doesn’t seem right that they have continued to take such advantage of a country that has given them so much.

So, while most of the Broncos team participated in the anthem protests this Sunday, Wolfe decided to stand. He was fair to his teammates in explaining that America is a free country, and his teammates had the right to peacefully protest, but he would never join in.

We witnessed players such as linebackers Von Miller and Brandon Marshall kneeling during the anthem. However, in a photo posted to Twitter by KCNC-TV’s Michael Spencer, we can see Wolfe (number 95) can be seen standing with his hand proudly over his heart.

Wolfe’s reasoning for standing and saluting the flag are extremely commendable.

“I stand because I respect the men who died in real battle so I have the freedom to battle on the field,” Wolfe explained. “Paying tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom is why I stand. But everyone these days likes to find a reason to protest and that’s their right. It’s America and you are free to speak your mind. I just feel it’s disrespectful to the ones who sacrificed their lives and it’s maybe the wrong platform.”

Wolfe showed his devotion to our great nation, and made it very clear in his closing statement. He explained that he was “proud to be an American.”

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