Violence and looting are 100% wrong and do nothing to fix anything. Bear in mind, though, that those crimes are committed by opportunists who hitch along behind the honest and peaceful protestors -- much in the same way Antifa co-opt legitimate causes with their retarded neo-Marxist agendas.
On the other hand, if people like OP had stopped pretending a peaceful pre-game protest was an attack on veterans and the flag, it may never have got this bad. So bitch all you want, but if you're one of the clowns who never understood our greatest heroes fought at Normandy for Kaepernick's right to kneel, you're very much crying over milk you spilled.
I hate that our beloved game is in jeopardy now, but I'm not so stupid as to not recognize who the biggest retards were in the build-up to the clusterfuck our nation is in now. The more you try to pretend the kneeling is about something else, the more likely we are to stay without this game.
Lastly: if you want to live in a nation that forces people to stand in reverence before symbols of the state, move to North Korea. If you truly believe the freedom to kneel or stand isn't American, then you have no idea what the founding fathers were doing when they rebelled against autocracy.