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Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Colin Kaepernick in Nike
Date: Thursday, September 06, 2018
Time: 7:45:50 AM
Remote Address: 22.214.171.124
Message ID: 317412
Parent ID: 317409
Thread ID: 317397
Keno, that Kaepernick was 'working' at the time of his protest is a good point, and it is one I have considered. I don't think many people have tried to make the case that his dismissal was wrongful. The employer here can do as they wish as long as they are not in violation of the law. Its also not a human rights case. So on this level, legally, the case is very clear. Kapernick's employer can basically do as they wish.
But there are some other questions that come up here about what Mr. Kaepernick did.
Did the NFL or the team owner actually say the players must stand during the anthem?
And regardless of whether they did require players to stand or not, is it reasonable in a free and democratic society for an employer to dictate this while you are working? The anthem has nothing to do with the job of playing football. So while Kapernick was 'on the clock' he wasn't really doing the work he was hired to do. But I guess at the end of the day the employer here can dictate a lot of things. Sports, after all, is entertainment. So in that sense it would be no different than in someone on Dancing With The Stars refused a direction from the show's producers.
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