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Stadium Worker Quits Job After Buffalo Bills Players Took A Knee During National Anthem

Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the national anthem Sept. 24 ahead of their game against the Denver Broncos.

It doesn’t take much to figure out what the country’s hottest topic is. Everyone is talking about the professional sports players that protest during the National Anthem. More and more players are taking a stand—and a knee, to join the protest started last year by Colin Kaepernick. 

When it comes to the NFL protests, one man decided that enough was enough. A Buffalo Bills stadium employee quit his job of 30 years, after at least a dozen team players kneeled during the national anthem prior to their game Sunday afternoon.

Erich Nikischer  told WGRZ-TV that he quit right after he saw Bills players kneeling during the anthem as a form of protest.

“I waited until the national anthem ended, I took off my shirt, threw my Bills hat on the ground, walked out,” Nikischer said.

Nikischer said that he believes that people have the right to protest, but feels that doing so during The Star-Spangled Banner is disrespectful.

“During the National Anthem… the song that is about our country, our veterans that fight and die for us, it’s just something I feel you shouldn’t disrespect that way. I believe people have the right to protest; I just don’t believe that’s the proper venue for it,” Nikischer added.

I wonder what Nikischer thinks he is proving by quitting his job? The NFL players still have their job. I wonder if he has been informed on the real reason people around the country are taking a knee? One thing I do know is he will be surprised that he will not receive an unemployment check because he quit his job and was not fired.

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