Former NFL player David Vobora is launching a campaign that aims at toning down the tension surrounding the national anthem protests, according to Fox News.
Vobora compiled a video of athletes and veterans explaining why they stand for the national anthem and the flag.
Check it out:
“I used what bothered me about the conversation,” Vobora told “Fox & Friends” on Saturday, explaining that he comes from a military family. “At first the visceral reaction is … like someone cutting you off on the freeway. … Do you let it ruin your day?”
The former St. Louis Rams player continued that we should recognize that those who disagree with us are human as well.
“For me, look, I will stand, and I will put my hand over my heart. I will pay tribute.”
“You don’t build a bridge to meet in the middle. You build a bridge to go to the other person’s side, to check it out. You may not like it … but then you go back to your side and you have … a little bit of perspective,” he said.
“Through that maybe we can be humane to humanity.”
Here’s the clip: