You may hate Trump and the weapon of choice is the ballot box. Use it. But to disrespect the flag you disrespect the very institution of government that gives you the privilege to earn millions playing a game. If you are protesting the police you are by association disrespecting the military. We are the folks who lay our lives on the line every day to protect YOU and all you hold dear. Do not fall for the biased, racist rhetoric expounded by the media. Stand up for what is right. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.
But it goes much deeper than that. Most of the players participating in protests are black. They are the role models and the hopes and dreams of countless young black people. To teach them that it is ok to disrespect their country and its institutions robs them of the freedom to strive and thrive. To teach them it is ok to label the police as murderers and racists is to lead them to challenge the law and those who enforce it, often to their own demise. Those who teach and support lawlessness have blood on their hands. Think about it.