Originally Posted by TexanSam
Not putting your hand over your heart isn't disrespectful, IMO. Shockey is just saying this to draw attention. If Texans players were talking or walking up and down the field during the anthem, then that would be disrespectful. But not putting your hand over your heart? That's ridiculous.
When the anthem plays, my hand isn't over my heart. I hold my arms down and clasped together. Is that a gesture that people would take offense to?
I don't care if the hand is over the heart and I don't know why this is directed at me. I simply like to see respect for the flag. If you are standing, hat off, and not carrying on a conversation during the rendition, I couldn't be happier, you know? I'm no Anthem nazi like Shockey seems to be.
As far as the playing of the Anthem before game, that's another topic altogether, but as long as it is being played I see no reason a person can't stand up and shut up for a minute and a half.