NFL fans overwhelmingly support league's national anthem policy

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"I think it's just typical of the NFL", Kerr said Thursday via USA TODAY. Basically just trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring people.

In a "Final Thoughts" video posted to Facebook on Thursday, the Fox News contributor celebrated the league's decision.

The NFL owners voted Wednesday to require players to stand for the national anthem or stay in the locker room.

Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line during the playing of the National Anthem.
However, the NFLPA said in a statement that it will review the policy and "challenge any aspect" inconsistent with the National Football League and union's collective bargaining agreement.

"He's an idiot", Baldwin said of Trump. Between Aug. 14, 2016 ― when Kaepernick first sat out the national anthem ― and now, at least 253 of the people listed in the Post's database did not have their race confirmed. Those who don't wish to stand respectfully can stay in the locker room, the league said. "We've got freedom of speech, right?" We have always stood for our players to have the opportunity to speak for themselves and be advocates of free speech and the democracy that we love and the freedoms that we love, and we're going to continue to do that.

The U.S. leader had previously called on fans to boycott NFL games if the league refused to crack down on the anthem protests, while Black Lives Matter had also called for a national boycott of the NFL when Kaepernick was snubbed by the league's 32 teams. "Say what you will, but it was never about disrespecting the flag or the military or anything in that regard".

"It's kind of what's wrong with the country right now". "It's about peacefully protesting".

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To further show support, the Rockets wore special patches on their jerseys during Game 5 to honor Santa Fe High School as well. The shirt was made by Santa Fe business owners. "We're just trying to get back to normalcy".

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Carroll mentioned empathy, which is a word Baldwin points to often when discussing a number of real-world topics, including the work he has been doing in trying to build a bridge between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Seattle Seahawks wideout Doug Baldwin also had a strong reaction to the president's comments. I respect the man because he's a human being, but he's just being more divisive. For him to say that anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints should be kicked out of the country, it's not very empathetic, it's not very American-like, it's not very patriotic. It's not what this country is founded upon. The NFL has said that players won't face any punishment for violating the new rule, but their team will be fined.

"It's something that they made clear-cut for us", Harris said. "We are grateful for the service of many good police officers that courageously protect us, our fans and our city, but racial biases and abuses of power must not be ignored".

Protesters carried signs and chanted as they defended athletes' "right to kneel". However, with this policy, you open the door for [more] response.

"Pretty much. I think that's part of it".

In changing the policy, Goodell and the owners who supported the change, showed that they were more concerned with how racist and white supremacist enabler Trump and his sycophant Pence felt than the players and founding fathers of the nation.

The timing of the announcement of the new policy could not be worse.

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