There has been viewing parties in support of the Buffalo Bills but there are also events called 'Operation Patriotism' where people are having an NFL free zone. Six Bills players took a knee during the national anthem of Sunday's game, while most Falcons stood locked arms.

There has been viewing parties in support of the Buffalo Bills -- but there are also events called 'Operation Patriotism' where people are having an NFL free zone.

Six Bills players took a knee during the national anthem of Sunday's game, while most Falcons stood locked arms.

The league-wide protests started last weekend -- in response to President Donald Trump's criticism of players who refuse to stand for the anthem.

Here in our area -- football fans having a protest of their own.

“We're not going to watch the NFL until everybody stands,” says Jimmy Sands, a retired NYC firefighter.

Flaherty's patrons in Webster say the NFL should be separate from politics.

The bar serving what they call "patriotic snacks" as people shared opinions on the issue.

Sands says, “We're not gonna watch football or drunk any beer or any drinks that are endorsed by the NFL until everybody stands. That's what we believe in and that's why we're here today.”

Meanwhile at Duff's in Henrietta -- some fans say people just need to find a way to deal with varying opinions.

Pointing back to last year when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled -- protesting police violence and racial inequality.

Nick Maxwell, who supports the NFL, says, “We've been seeing this for over a year now and there's been no difference made in any social issues or anything that the players have been complaining about because we can't get past this. Is he patriotic? Is he expressing his freedom?”

Some fans hope we can get over this issue -- and start thinking about the bigger picture.

Maxwell, “How do you actually physically do something to make a difference to the communities?"