Two 20 year military member of my family basically have said the same opinion and extended it to the fans as well. Though they different of the "IF" part... one said all should be held responsible, no ifs about it, the other just said IF the hold one group accountable, they should hold all groups accountable.
Both have complained that all the recent times that they've been in sports stands for anthems that there were fans talking loudly over the anthem, not paying any attention or respect for others and guys keeping their hats on... oh and I believe these were indoor sports stands, so the hats weren't needed.
But they were quite serious, in talking about kicking FANS out of the stadium if they're being very noisy and disrupting others during the anthem. Their main complaints were more about loud during the anthem and disturbing others that were trying to give respect to the flag. They strongly disliked the kneeling and sitting as well, but being noisy was on a different level of disdain for that during anthem.
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