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Are NFL Players Required to Stand on the Field During the National Anthem?
Linda Smith (Linda)
Free Member · Join Date: 25 May, 2017 · Posts 873
26 Sep, 2017 · #1
Partway into the 2017 NFL season, the Bart Starr Kids Jersey practice begun by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the previous year’s exhibition season — of kneeling on the sidelines (rather than standing) during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before games in order to symbolize opposition to Brett Hundley Womens Jersey racial injustice in America — had become widespread around the league. Many players — and some whole teams — had similarly started “taking a knee” Corey Linsley Youth Jersey on the sidelines, or staying in the locker room, while pre-game renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” were played in football stadiums. The protest gained Dave Robinson Womens Jersey momentum after United States President Donald Trump issued comments prior to the NFL’s Week 3 schedule suggesting that football players who declined to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Womens Jersey stand during the national anthem should be fined, that fans should boycott games, and that the league should alter their policy to force players to stand during pre-game ceremonies:
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