Carol Bentley: Do good instead protest |

Carol Bentley: Do good instead protest

I am finally fed up with the athletic divas sitting on the bench (Kaepernick) and his followers for having no respect for the flag.

The people who fought for this country and capitalism are the ones that allow them to earn their millions of dollars, if even sitting on the bench. All of you who are disrespecting the flag and earning millions about the oppression of blacks, you are a hypocrisy.

If you really care, it has nothing to do with the anthem, you would take your millions and donate it to causes to help your fellow blacks and give scholarships to schools and open charter schools or help with housing. But to insult the people who allowed you to earn millions when you have no real skill, except passing a ball to entertain us, is just inexcusable in my opinion.

If you did good instead of protest you might receive more respect.

Carol Bentley

Rough and Ready

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