Saturday, 20 October, 2018

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

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 27 May, 2018, 03:35

"This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem".

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When the NFL unveiled its controversial new national-anthem policy on Thursday, its commissioner, Roger Goodell, said it had received unanimous support from team owners. He said he was "crushed" when Trump called the protesting players "sons of b-ches". "I'm just happy these divisive and disrespectful tantrums are no longer endorsed and applauded by the NFL". It is what it is.

"But for him to say that anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints, or his constituents' viewpoints, should be kicked out of the country?" With my foundation. I'm actually taking my (foundation) kids to D.C. this weekend ...

This week, National Football League owners found themselves with the ideal opportunity to encourage patriotism without a hint of jingoism. It's not what this country was founded upon.

It's not about any actions against the flag, the military or the national anthem, but about players using their voice take a stand against social injustices, such as police brutalities against minorities.

"It's inflamed this whole situation that we as players thought was calming down", he said.

There is still a clear divide that the league has struggled to bridge between itself and its players over the last couple of years. According to the new policy, players can choose to remain in the locker room for the playing of the anthem, but if they are on the field, they must stand during the anthem.

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He said he believes the NFL's new anthem policy, approved at the league meetings Wednesday, is not a real solution.

"I will be standing up with my hand over my heart, showing respect to the United States of America and the flag and everything it stands for", Brees said.

"I do not in any shape, form or fashion agree with it", Davis said.

But as for what he intends to do this season, "I guess we'll cross that road when it comes". "I understand what they're trying to protect - they're trying to protect the shield". I don't think that's right in any place in any setting. "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms".

The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way.

"I just think that when you love something you care about it you want to work to get it right. Maybe you shouldn't be in this country".

The Times board expressed hope that players would continue their protests, while finding creative ways to get around the kneeling ban.

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