I love football. I played high school football and coached for many years Little League (Ute Conference) football. I have had season tickets to the Ute games for over 30 years. And even though I choose to stand and cover my heart, I am not bothered by the professional players who kneel during the national anthem.

If you are bothered, there is a simple solution; don't buy tickets to the games, don't watch them on television and don't buy jerseys or other NFL gear. In other words, boycott the NFL and its product.

If you can't give up these things, then you value football more than you do standing up for the national anthem. And if these are your priorities, does this mean you are not patriotic, and/or how are you different than those players who kneel?

Bob Gilchrist, Millcreek