After 59 senseless deaths and 500 injuries in Las Vegas, you might think professional athletes would give their anti-American anthem protests a rest for a few days.

Sadly, you’d be wrong. Instead of reflecting the country’s sorrow over Sunday’s sickening massacre at a country music concert, three Kansas City Chiefs players instead dug in their heels.

According to news reports, televised coverage of the game showed only one, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, who remained seated during the National Anthem.

The other two were Ukeme Eligwe and Justin Houston, both linebackers.

The cold indifference toward victims turned even some who had supported previous NFL protests into critics.

As the Daily Mail noted, Kansas City Star Sports Editor Jeff Rosen was vocal in his disapproval:

As did other disgusted Americans:

Sports writers have traditionally been politically leftist (for reasons that baffle many), so any reversal in approval for on-field protests should be seen as significant.

Protests have an appropriate time and place and some in the NFL have clearly proven to be remarkably tone deaf.

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