When NFL players led by Colin Kaepernick decided to start kneeling for the national anthem, it was vilified by some people as disrespectful to the flag and the country. Find another way to protest. Well, Tampa Bay Lightning player, JT Brown, decided to kneel for the anthem, and the same people are still crying about disrespect. In fact, Brown says he’s received death threats according to The Root.
“This is about bringing awareness to the real issue [of police brutality] and not changing the narrative,” Brown said.“I have received racist remarks and death threats because [people] disagree with me because [of] how I chose to raise awareness,” he said. “We need to be able to listen to those with an opposing view and talk to one another if [we] want to learn, grow and make change.”