Hmm... So why are these actual Flag Code violations (read: instances of disrespect for the flag) okay, but 'taking a knee' is not? Fact is, kneeling is NOT a violation of flag code. So, what now? Talk to us, 'Murica.
Trump said NFL players disrespected the flag by kneeling during the national anthem. As it turns out, "disrespecting" the flag is probably more common than you think.
- BuzzFeed News