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The Separation of Sports and State

With such an intense focus upon the mixing of "sports and state", the wants and needs of the fans have taken a back seat. We the fans lack a unified platform to voice our views and preferences. In many ways we have been an afterthought to the 24/7 news cycle featuring owners, players and politicians.

FansUnited is dedicated to giving fans a voice, and we have created this survey for fans to weigh in on this matter. To this end, we propose the following questions to you, the fans.

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Please score this on a scale from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).


  1. While owners and players have every right to free speech, you view the current protest as potentially disrespectful to the flag or military.
  1. Sports are all about clean, fair competition and should be free of personal political agendas.
  1. The Cowboys solution (to show their unity separate from the anthem/flag ceremony) is a step in the right direction.
  1. You support the removal of the national anthem at sporting events to avoid controversy.