Hicks said he believes the majority of players who stood for the anthem were thinking that if they didn’t, it would end their careers.
No, I can't engage with you seriously. You're presenting the Wall Street Journal as a "liberal" newspaper when it is one of this country's most famous and long-standing bastions of conservatism - and its editorial section in particular is famous as a "prestige" outlet for the direct output of well-funded right-wing think tanks. You've presented me with an article on grounds that are either a.) deeply dishonest or b.) deeply ignorant - maybe I'll read it if you can explain whether it's A or B.