Supposedly because the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the National Anthem. But question: look at this photo which I guess was taken during the National Anthem. Who’s the brass on the left who is just standing there. What exactly is ‘disrespecting’ the flag?
Editor’s Note: this is what I’ve been told by two people who have been in the military. When indoors and not wearing headgear, a member of the military is expected to stand at attention while the National Anthem is being played. If outdoors and wearing headgear, they are supposed to salute. So this photo is accurate and makes sense given those rules. But it has got to be awkward for military personnel when standing with civilians.