OK, we’re improving. There were quite a few people who thought it was highly inappropriate for Jags players to be kneeling while overseas as the national anthem was played – even moreso than usual!
Well the team agrees and they’ve apologized:
The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to local military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month.
Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was ”remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country.”
The letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday and available via his public email.
Here’s part of the letter:
”This was an oversight and certainly not intended to send a message that would disparage you, our flag or our nation,” Lamping wrote to Bill Spann, director of Jacksonville’s military affairs and veterans department.
”The notion never entered the minds of our players or anyone affiliated with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but today we can understand how the events in London on September 24 could have been viewed or misinterpreted,” Lamping wrote. ”We owe you an apology and hope you will accept it.”
Hey, it’s a start. I really hope we can move on because there’s a lot of weird people who are invested in destroying the NFL for the glory of Donald Trump…