To kneel or not to kneel. That is the question. On Sunday September 24th, in response to President Trump’s comments regarding athletes who kneel during the national anthem NFL teams across America either knelt or stayed in their locker rooms during the singing of the national anthem. Just over one year ago Colin Kaepernick, then quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began to kneel during the national anthem to bring attention to violence towards African Americans by police. Many Americans were angered by his actions and felt that he was disrespecting the flag and America by kneeling during the national anthem. As a direct result of his protest, Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL as no team will offer him a contract even though he is qualified to be at least a second string quarterback in the league. However, with the majority of the NFL either kneeling or staying in the locker room during the national anthem many in America are outraged only this time worse than a year again. Again, people disagree with the act of kneeling because they say it disrespects the flag and what it represents which is freedom. But is freedom all that it represents?