New NFL Anthem Rule: Players Must Stand or Stay in Locker Room

New NFL Anthem Rule: Players Must Stand or Stay in Locker Room

President Donald Trump vocalized his support for the National Football League's new rule that requires players to stand during the national anthem, telling Fox News that perhaps the players who refuse to abide "shouldn't be in the country".

In the statement, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell spoke on behalf of all 32 organisations, detailing six guidelines that are expected of team staff and players in order to "show respect for the flag and the anthem".

The NFL Players Association was not part of the anthem discussions that have been taking place during the league meetings this week, which is why the teams and not the players will be fined if there is any type of protest.

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long accused the league of bowing to President Trump, who whipped up opposition previous year to the take-a-knee protests, adding that the owners "don't love America more than the players". "I think they're afraid of their players, you want to know the truth".

"As I have in the past, I will support our players wherever we land as a team", he said. Of course. But I understand if they felt the need to protest.There will be no club fines or suspensions or any sort of repurcussions. "I think that's a particularly bad idea..."

The Canadian Football League plans no change in policy where the anthem is concerned, pointing to a statement released past year by commissioner Randy Ambrosie and saying the same "holds true today". "This is not and was never the case", Goodell said.

"It was unfortunate that on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic", said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement accompanying Wednesday's new policy.

"They should keep them off the field if they don't want to participate in the national anthem", Tracy Saunders of Glenshaw said.

National Football League execs considered Donald Trump when making new anthem policy
But the policy came under fire from some critics who say it infringes on players' First Amendment rights. Trump could do. "He's fired", Trump said at the time.

"I don't think we should be profiting if we're going to put this type of attention and focus on the field and on the flag", he said.

Christopher Johnson's brother was President Trump's pick to take over as ambassador the United Kingdom.

After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former N.F.L. player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest.

NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said the union has a problem with players being disciplined or fined without its consent. There shouldn't be many players who don't come out and stand for all of the anthems.

Many fans were divided when a number of NFL players, in protest of police brutality against people of color, began kneeling during the National Anthem.

"I think that's good".

Trump has spoken out against NFL player protests during the national anthem. It also defended those players who demonstrated. Do I prefer that they stand? He said owners should fire anyone who kneels during the anthem at a rally in Alabama last September.

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