Won't stand for the anthem? Get out of the country, says Trump

Won't stand for the anthem? Get out of the country, says Trump

Players who do not wish to participate in the anthem ceremony can remain in the locker room, with no penalty to the team.

Do U think players will stand up to this policy when the season begins? Wednesday, body-camera video was released of six Milwaukee police officers tackling, tasing and mocking Milwaukee Buck's rookie Sterling Brown over a parking violation.

Kerr said he believes the flag "is a representation of what we're really about, which is diversity, and peaceful protest and right to free speech". "The NFL owners did the right thing".

There are reportedly some cracks in the league's wall of solidarity on the issue as well. Eight to ten owners had privately been telling people they favored keeping the old policy.

The teams, whose players don't comply, will be fined by the league.

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, one of the most vocal players on the anthem issue and member of the Players' Coalition that met with the National Football League on social issues, took to Instagram to express his outrage.

The Broncos want all players to stand and so long as there are no incidents of social injustice in this country that may well be the case. When they do wrong things, I'm going to let them know they're doing wrong things.

Like protesters before them in past social movements, the players face a familiar dilemma: What to do when their public platform is taken away? There are some big, complicated issues that we're all struggling with, and our players are on the front lines...

"There will be no club fines or suspensions or any sort of repercussions", Johnson told Newsday. "If the team gets fined, that's just something I'll have to bear".

It took them a solid two years to do it but, alas, the NFL owners approved a new national anthem policy that requires all players on the field to stand.

Marshall, who was Colin Kaepernick's teammate at Nevada and is in regular contact with him, was one of the first players to take a knee after Kaepernick did so in 2016. That's not some comment on specific racial inequality.

"I think the National Football League really missed it this time, " he said, then adding "I just think again it has inflamed this whole situation where we as players thought it was calming down". When you have 53 guys on a team, there's going to be different feelings.

"Still yet to be seen", he said.

The new decision is a "compromise" in that it allows players to be absent for the anthem.

"We believe today's decision will keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play it - and on our fans who enjoy it", Goodell said.

Is it really about the flag and patriotism, or profit for the NFL?

The Seahawks were on the field Thursday for their third session of organized team activities, but when head coach Pete Carroll, receiver Doug Baldwin and quarterback Russell Wilson met with the media following practice, much of conversation focused on a decision made by the National Football League a day earlier. He continued, "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing". "Say what you will, but it was never about disrespecting the flag or the military or anything in that regard".

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

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