For those of you who think the protests across the NFL are going to ruin the sport, damage it long-term, or even garner enough negative energy to end the league for good, you clearly don't understand the history of the NFL and its long list of protesting players.
That goes for other sports as well. Think about where we were 30, 50, 70 years ago in terms of the authority and power athletes had, and think about how we got to this point.
"Symbolism and Protests are an incredibly healthy way to acquire a little more power."
Colin Cowherd explained in the audio below why Protests can be a great way for athletes to demonstrate how they feel: