To the Editor:
A brief response to Sam Parente’s overly long “More than just numbers” comments of August 23.
Evidently, the author of this missive has totally missed the point of athletes who elect to “take a knee” as a way of protesting the treatment of those less fortunate than themselves. The author either forgets or is unaware of the members of the military who support these athletes.
The only Americans who “are greatly offended by this manner of expression” are those who totally miss the point.
The terms “most divisive and inappropriate” apply not to these brave young protesters but rather to the treatment fostered by the present “inappropriate and divisive” faux leadership misleading our country down a dangerous path.
Lynn J. Potter