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I have a solution for the controversy surrounding sports players not standing during the national anthem. How about we just stop playing it at sporting events, which are entertainment and nothing more?

Sporting events have nothing to do with patriotism. We don’t play the national anthem before other forms of entertainment such as movies, concerts, operas, etc. Let’s save the national anthem for events that are political and national. The song is a solemn one that deserves being played in an appropriate setting.

Barbara Twaddell, Shoreline