Louisiana Governor Says NFL Protests Are Not The "Right Thing to Do"

After several New Orleans Saints remained seated during the national anthem on Sunday September 24, 2017, Governor John Bel Edwards stated that though the players had a constitutional right to engage in the protests, they were not the “right thing to do.” He also stated that there were others ways for players to address their concerns forming the basis of their protest. His lieutenant governor, Billy Nungesser, decided to boycott the Saints; the state attorney general, Jeff Landry, and other legislators expressed outrage at the protests and recommended reviewing tax subsidies afforded the Saints. Theadvocate.com.