That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of the outrageous fortune paid to professional athletes or to take knees against a puddle of criminals dying in confrontations with local police and by opposing them... as long as the criminals have darkly pigmented skin for when the criminals are Saltine Americans, it is not liberal chic to notice.
Is it noble to use the platform afforded the extremely physically gifted in order to make political statements? Is it a sign of outrageous educational failings to protest the flag of a nation as racist because within that nation a few criminals (of the correct pigmentation to spur protest in the liberal cranial vacuum) died in conflict with LOCAL law enforcement? Is it sensible to make political statements that risk alienating at least half of those that fund the victim athlete's large contract? Is it wise for an employer to allow such potentially damaging behavior?