Game should not be political statement


The football players and those who adhere to their disrespect for what true Americans stand for are aliens of this country and should be treated with disdain.

President Donald Trump was right for calling them out and chastising them as he did. When the Buffalo Bills defeated Denver, I felt no joy knowing many of the Bills players are part of a group that supports lawlessness and anarchy. The only bright spot in this display of disrespect was when Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva, stood alone, proudly, with his hand over his heart. Then there is the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, who is just another hypocrite who makes rules and is selective in implementing them!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rolland Kidder for his thought provoking article in the Sept. 26 26 OBSERVER. His local history, “A town goes to war,” sits with pride with many other books on my bookshelf.