The Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines decided to hold paying fans hostage in London with a diatribe against her take on the Iraq War being an illegally declared incursion into a sovereign country, that was clearly not a political rant, that was a verbal protest against her so-called version of another illegal war like the Vietnam conflict that JFK, not LBJ or America's ugliest president Richard Milhous Nixon inherited from the French. Bush was a side note with Iraq which started as an invasion long before war was declared. He also gave Saddam Hussein 30 days to capitulate before being attacked. Colin was and still is protesting the American law enforcement communities unilateral execution of Black men, women and worst yet children under the color of authority and many times under the most suspicious of circumstances with the burden of proof falling on the dead Blacks instead of the lawmen who escalate innocent situations into acts of the gravest extreme. That's the difference. Natalie was ranting to paying fans about her personal take on an agenda that could never effect her in any possible way but Colin is protesting the historical and still ongoing brutal application of the law which even "he" can fall victim to depending on where he is pulled over and possibly summarily executed for "DWB".He was not picked up due to lack of performance. There's a hundred other blacks kneeling and playing because they perform on the field which puts green in the owners pockets. Like I said earlier thought I hate seeing football politicized and I wish they would just play ball. What they do off the field with their wealth and game is their business but when I'm paying to watch a game it's my business. Remember the Dixie Chicks? Can't get any whiter than them and fans rejected them for bringing politics into their concerts.