I respect that you care about the behavior of players and that in your opinion that players are being disrespectful (I assume you believe that their disrespect isn’t justified, where I believe they would disagree), and given that most owners aren’t following Jerry’s lead you have the right to vote with your participation as a fan by not watching or supporting the league in any way if you so choose. That is, of course, your right and you’re free to do so (something I’m sure I didn’t need to remind you).
Having said that, I conceeded that football is a business and that owners and the league have every right to prohibit the behavior of its players if it so chooses and because the players are doing it as employees, the can be reprimanded or dismissed for doing it while they are being paid.
The question I’d ask you is, do you believe that there is something else that should be done beyond the owners and the league?
Frankly, I agree that their actions are disrespectful, but I also believe that political dissent is a freedom that our military fight for just as much as they fight for the freedom to do anything else (again, with the caveat above) Standing during the anthem isn’t sacred. It’s a song that people sing to exercise their feelings. We don’t live a in a dictatorship where paying homage to the state is compulsory.
Now, I apologize in advance if you think I projected any of that on you, some of that on you, some of that I was just speaking in general.