Dear media, why all the buzz about protests from a small portion of the National Football League’s players?
Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell, only 120 players in the league protested the American national anthem during pre-game ceremonies this past Sunday. That figure represents 12 percent of the league’s players.
Approximately 12% (180) of NFL players did not stand for the National Anthem yesterday. pic.twitter.com/ji4AYZjr1m
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 25, 2017
Granted, it is more than what American viewers are used to seeing, but it is really a drop in the bucket compared to the intense coverage that the protests created.