NFL to Fine Teams if Players Kneel During National Anthem

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They're just playing to their fanbase and they're just basically trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring people.

The messaging, however, according to Minister Kirsten John Foy of the National Action Network, has been misconstrued and politicized by President Trump.

Marshall isn't so sure the new policy will limit protesting, in part because its language indicates teams will be fined for any form of disrespect shown during the anthem, rather than players being fined. Under the new guideline, players will be allowed to remain in the locker room while the anthem is being played.

"I congratulate President Trump for rightfully taking the lead on this and sticking to his guns about putting pressure on the National Football League to finally do the right thing".

All teams and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and anthem. Instead, the coaches, players, and Johnson locked arm while the national anthem played.

What led to the NFL changing its rules about the national anthem?

US President Donald Trump praised an National Football League policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner", saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem.

Cardin prefaced his reaction by saying the United States "stands for the constitutional protections of the First Amendment, the right of freedom of speech".

"I just think that when you love something you care about it you want to work to get it right".

"I think that's good", Trump said about the policy during a Thursday appearance on Fox News.

As messages of support and solidarity flooded in for the Bucks, the response to the NFL's new policy was more complicated, denounced by many, including current players. But those who want to protest have two hard choices, Burns said: Stay in the locker room or potentially face discipline or team fines.

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who knelt during the anthem before several games during the 2016 season and once last season, called Trump's words "disgusting". "I hate that we have to go down this route, but it is what it is".

"I think that's good", Trump said in the interview that taped Wednesday.

Kerr furthermore blasted the NFL's decision to implement such a policy and applauded the NBA's handling of social justice matters.

The Jets chairman has been critical of the idea team owners would require players to stand. "But I think a policy right or wrong is not going to fix our problems". They know what the reason is, they understand that this is not about the flag, this is not about an anthem.

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