Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that players could stay in the locker room for the anthem but protests would be fined.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr on Thursday called the NFL's decision to implement a rule against players kneeling during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games "idiotic", criticising the league's owners and leadership for "pandering to [its] fan base" with a display of "fake patriotism" that's meant to divide rather than unite.
According to ESPN, the new policy mandates players ad personnel to stand during the anthem "if they are on the field during the performance", but allows them "the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer". Players, sports jounalists and activists all came out to remind everyone that kneeling for the anthem was never about disrespecting the flag. But standing up for a player's right to kneel during the anthem would have sent the message that the National Football League embraces the sometimes difficult-to-accept patriotism of dissent. It's up to the owners to please the super majority of fans who go to a game to be entertained, not be subjected to the political opinions of others. "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country".
If the National Basketball Association is truly a "league that understands patriotism in America is about free speech and peacefully protesting", as Kerr contends, it will get rid of its anthem policy.
"I just think that when you love something you care about it you want to work to get it right".
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His new piece is titled "The Real Reason NFL Owners Want to Punish Players for Protesting During the Anthem". In addition, franchises have the ability to potentially fine players.
Rooney also said he doesn't expect protests to be an issue with this team.
"I think that's good", Trump said.
"I say "disgusting" because of our First Amendment rights". "I wish that our president can come and see what it really takes to unify a team, a nation, a group of people together". The original message - racial injustice - became muddled in calls from opponents that kneeling for the national anthem is unpatriotic and disrespectful to the flag, the country and the military.
"We've got time to kind of brainstorm some ideas on how we could stand for justice and what we can do", Tate said.
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