Mark Ingram

Sports fans have never seemed so divided

Sports fans have never seemed so divided

All across America last weekend, professional football players locked arms, took knees, stayed seated, or simply didn’t show up in a national anthem protest that symbolized their unity.

In Southern California, a former pro athlete and Vietnam veteran has never felt more estranged.

“It disgusts me,” Roy Gleason said.

In the wake of a profane insult from President Trump, the NFL made headlines and magazine covers by teaming up to send a retaliatory message celebrating freedom of speech.

The only Dodger to have earned a Purple Heart felt free to turn off the television.

“That’s it, I’m done with them,” Gleason said.

What a strange, strained affair this...

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