NFL’s NATIONAL ANTHEM POLICY IGNORES THE ORIGINAL REASON FOR PROTESTS SOCIAL JUSTICE

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, safety Eric Reid, and linebacker Eli Harold of the San Francisco 49ers kneel before a game against the New Orleans Saints in Santa Clara, Calif on Nov. 6, 2016. (AFP Photo/BRIAN BAHR)

In a move sure to fuel further controversy, NFL team owners on Wednesday agreed to a new policy regarding players who kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem: The league will now fine teams whose players do not stand during the anthem. By Daniel Roberts

 

NFL owners have approved a national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. ESPN

 

NFL owners approve National Anthem Policy
NFL players kneeling during the national anthem was never about the flag. So why does the new policy place so much focus on it? By JONATHAN JONES

 

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