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Letter: Not standing during anthem disrespectful

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ezra Shaw

Hooray for broadcaster Boomer Esiason for calling football player Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during our national anthem a shameful and selfish act [“On opposite sides,” Sports, Aug. 31].

It’s extremely disrespectful to the young men and women in our military, who risk their lives to defend the flag.

Gene Boniberger, West Islip

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