The picture of John Middlemas on one knee has gone viral, after his grandson, Brennan Gilmore, posted it on Twitter on Sunday.
Gilmore quoted his grandfather saying, “Those kids have every right to protest.”
Many NFL players have been taking a stand against President Trump’s attacks on those kneeling during the national anthem. On Sunday, players sat, knelt, raised their fists, or simply waited to come out of the locker room.
This, after President Trump tweeted on Saturday, “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”