In this Sept. 10 photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneels in front of teammates during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday. Reid was an early protester during the national anthem, joining former San Francisco teammate Colin Kaepernick last season.
In this Sept. 10 photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneels in front of teammates during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday. Reid was an early protester during the national anthem, joining former San Francisco teammate Colin Kaepernick last season. Marcio Jose Sanchez AP
In this Sept. 10 photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneels in front of teammates during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday. Reid was an early protester during the national anthem, joining former San Francisco teammate Colin Kaepernick last season. Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Worrying about football and the flag misses the point of actually being better Americans

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About Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala is a professor of philosophy and director of The Ethics Center at Fresno State.