Many know Montell Williams from his talk show, but he also served in the Marine Corps and Navy for 22 years. While speaking on “Great Day Washington,” Williams got emotional while defending the NFL protest of the national anthem. He said, “We’re all acting like we’re upset because someone seems to have offended you patriotically. The majority of people I hear opening their mouths ― they didn’t put a uniform on their back … So how dare you disrespect those who have been shot for freedom of speech by telling people to shut up?”
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While many criticize the players including Trump for being disrespectful to the people who served this county Williams believes everyone has the right to do what they want. According to Huffington Post, Williams said, “In the history of television, I’m the only person to put the U.S. flag in the middle of their set,” said Williams, 61. “That was the flag I’m going to be buried in. But I respect your right to disagree any way you choose to.”
Williams also spoke about people getting upset that didn’t serve and won’t let their children serve. He never really mentioned Trump, but he made points that referred to him. We wonder do others that served in the military share the same feelings that Williams does.