Back in 2012 the National Football League objected to Tim Tebow kneeling in prayer for each game and made him remove the Bible citation (John 3:16) he wore as part of his anti-glare face paint.

In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for merely wearing green cleats, and in 2014 Robert Griffin III, who entered a press conference wearing a Jesus shirt, was forced to turn the shirt inside out before he was allowed to speak.

Every year since, the NFL has cracked down on players exercising their free speech and those who wanted to commemorate 9/11.

Does the NFL think it's bad to show one's Christian beliefs and good to show disrespect to the flag, this great country and those who made the ultimate sacrifice?

Jim Menser, Winter Haven