The Constitution limits the power of government. The NFL is not a government endeavor. The players aren’t protected by the First Amendment unless they want to protest the government which they are not doing and which they have never considered doing.
The First Amendment does not protect someone protesting about racial justice unless they are protesting the government. The NFL is clearly not government. Neither are the players. They can protest all they want and they will bear the consequences of their protests but the government will not interfere on their side on or the side of the fans or on the side of the NFL itself. This is historic. This is an historic moment for America which has to learn how to handle protests by NFL players. many, many fans have decided to let it go on without their support. Others have abandoned their purchases of products of the sponsors of the NFL. Historic..