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Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow: Do NFL fans have a double standard for kneeling?

For the last decade or so, NFL fans have had opinions about players kneeling before games. One contingent of fans didn't like it when Tim Tebow took a knee to publicly honor his religion prior to taking the field in from 2010 to 2012. Another group got mad when Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality. In 2020, it appears some fans agree that letting players kneel without repercussions is the way forward while others hypocritically support one form of kneeling over the other. Do fans still have a kneeling double standard? 🏈

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At this point, NFL fans are smart enough to know if they thought Tim Tebow's right to kneel should be respected, so should Colin Kaepernick's. One was praying before games, the other was protesting police brutality and racial injustice: both causes no one should have a problem with.

If someone feels that strongly about their religion, a kneel and prayer before a game shouldn't be a problem because it hurts no one. Same for a player who is passionate about bringing attention to injustice.

Fans know letting people kneel, for religion or otherwise, isn't an issue.

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Do people really think human beings are capable of overcoming their own biases to come to an agreement? In this economy?

NFL fans dig in their heels for a lot of things and a lot of them dug in over players kneeling. The fact that some fans are still bringing up how Tim Tebow was treated for kneeling in prayer and trying to compare it to how Colin Kaepernick was treated shows there has been no progress (or critical thinking) on the matter. One was mocked for being very religious, the other was incorrectly attacked for being "disrespectful" and may be got banned from league. Not the same.

When it comes to kneeling, NFL fans are still supporting one form of kneeling while admonishing another. That's not gonna change anytime soon.

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