Take a Knee, Stomp my Foot We're talking past each other By Michael R Caputo














(CNN) - This entire NFL National Anthem protest story has been provocative, but I like it when I'm made to think.

On Sunday, watching my first Buffalo Bills game in the two weeks since the protests proliferated, I was proud of Vice President Mike Pence choosing to walk out of the Indianapolis Colts game after some of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee. 
 
It made me think about the issue again, like I did after Seth Meyers talked about it on his "Late Night" show last month. Meyers made his point about his love of football -- and support for the protesters -- in a respectful manner, and he never once spoke of how veterans, combat veterans and families of the fallen should feel. Instead, he explained how he personally feels about NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem.
 
So, I appreciate the way he made his point. And I get it: The NFL players taking the knee don't intend to offend combat veterans, the fallen and their families. But here's what my experience tells me: To many people, they are doing exactly that, whether they intend to or not.
 
Let me explain where I'm coming from.
 



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