I have seen a surge of the talks about Colin Kaepernick being on the Nike ad and how it is frustrating people because of his stance on taking a knee due to not supporting the American flag. I understand it is wrong because without the Armed Forces, he would not have the right to take his knee.

It is no different than Tim Tebow taking a knee due to his beliefs before he would play so he could pray that he would do well in the game. Some people got frustrated at him, but others encouraged it.

Personally, I do not care what your personal beliefs are in sports as long as you are not causing harm or doing illegal things because I am there to support the game. It is important to understand that these people have the rights to have their beliefs due to the military, just like it is Nike's right to want Kaepernick to represent Nike since the United States is the greatest country in the world when it comes to free enterprise and freedom due to Nike.

Derek D’Avignon, Cornville, Ariz.