Ginsburg Calls National Anthem Protests ‘Dumb’
She lashed out at those who kneel during the anthem.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably did not give Yahoo! News the answer it was expecting when asked about the national anthem protests in sports today:
“I think it’s really dumb of them,” Ginsburg said. “Would I arrest them for doing it? No. I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it.
“I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act. But it’s dangerous to arrest people for conduct that doesn’t jeopardize the health or well-being of other people. It’s a symbol they’re engaged in.”
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick started the protests in the preseason as a way to protest racial inequality in America. Others across the NFL have joined him and its leaked into other sports as well.
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