We as a nation are bigger than that, stand, sit, stand on your head. It matters not to me as my nation will not fall as a result of a football player, dancer, actor or any protester that uses the right to protest to gain attention. Only the amount of attention that one gives to such an effort regardless of the protest is the cancer that will damage us.
Using this as a political tool lessons the meaning of why we stand and who we stand for. Each of us stand for different reasons from family, services to county and nation. Failure to stand for anything leaves you standing for nothing.