NFL National Anthem policy panders to Trump: Darcy cartoon

NFL National Anthem policy panders to Trump: Darcy cartoon

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr criticized the NFL's new policy that requires players on the field to stand during the national anthem or risk having their teams fined if they choose to protest during the song.

The NBA has had a longstanding requirement that players stand for the anthem before games.

"I think that's good", Trump said in the interview that taped Wednesday. As you might imagine, he sees the kneeling ban as some sort of plantation mentality oppression, where primarily white owners are dictating the speech and actions of the largely black players. I think the country has been divided over the last decade or so, or maybe since 9-11. Players wishing to continue demonstrations like the kneeling movement sparked by Colin Kaepernick to protest social injustice will be allowed to remain in the locker room during the anthem. It's a representation of what we're really about, which is diversity, and peaceful protest and right to free speech. Marshall later met with officials from the Denver Police Department about the use-of-force policy and said he has continued to try "to work in my community to make things better for everyone involved".

If the national anthem is this critical to the NFL, networks can refrain from trying to tell viewers what auto they should buy, what financial advisor they should use or which IT products they should purchase, for just a few minutes. "I'm just going to go along with them and be a part of this league".

Sep 24, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) tackles Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) during the second half at Nissan Stadium.

The wound from one of the most divisive issues in National Football League history was just starting to heal. It is what it is. But for him to say anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints or his constituents viewpoints should be kicked out of the country is not very empathetic. It's not very patriotic. It's not what this country was founded upon. "So it's ironic to me that President of the United States is contradicting what our country was really built on". "Most people who believe that ignore the responses from the players and more importantly why men chose to protest". "I'm really not too anxious about it".

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"The owners can try to prevent kneeling, but they open another can of worms", said Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African and African-American studies and history at the University of Kansas.

But the NFL's proposed penalties are not going to stop players from protesting, according to Melvin. I will speak on behalf of those who did not take a knee, those who did not demonstrate in any other way. "At the end of the day, I know that most of the guys have the mentality of wanting to do something positive". With the new Social Justice Fund that we will be putting in place this year, I think our players and our organization will be able to have an even bigger impact in our communities.

"I feel like the owners of the National Football League are trying to do something to show their support for the United States and the flag", Stevenson said.

"You might still say today that it's supposed to be covering everyone, but everyone is not covered under the flag".

"We are trying to stand for something, but you single us out in front of everybody?"

"All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and Anthem", reads the first bullet point of the new rules. "I think they should have, right, but I guess they don't look at us like that, to have a say-so or input in this policy".

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