Country’s sports fans have never seemed so divided – Los Angeles Times

All across America last weekend, professional football players locked arms, took knees, stayed seated, or simply didn’t show up in a national anthem protest that symbolized their unity.

In Southern California, a former pro athlete and Vietnam veteran has never felt more estranged.

“It disgusts me,” Roy Gleason said.

In the wake of a profane insult from President Trump, the NFL made headlines and magazine covers by teaming up to send a retaliatory message celebrating freedom of speech.

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