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Sport Players Considering New Forms of Protests for Revised National Anthem Policy

23:35  24 may  2018
23:35  24 may  2018 Source:   si.com

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Some NFL players are reportedly considering new ways to protest after NFL owners voted on a new national anthem policy Wednesday, reports However, he said players remaining in the locker room could still pose a problem. The protests during the national anthem started in August 2016 when

Various NFL players are reportedly discussing different forms of protesting in response to a new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem .

Some NFL players are reportedly considering new ways to protest after NFL owners voted on a new national anthem policy Wednesday, reports Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko.

According to Klemko, some are discussing ways to skirt new rules "just to spite the NFL."

The policy removes a requirement for players to be on the field for the anthem, and gives players the option to stay in the locker room. Teams will be fined for any personnel that "do not show proper respect for the flag and Anthem” on the sidelines.

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

  NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-SpangledVideo by NFL.

NFL players , teams offer varying reactions to new national anthem policy . The revision allows players who do not wish to stand during the anthem to remain in the locker room. He also said he is considering halting concession sales during the anthem . At least one player , veteran Carolina

The national anthem pays respect to the people who have risked their lives, been injured, or died Not standing for the national anthem is a legal form of peaceful protest , which is a First Amendment right. Motez Bishara, "NFL Anthem Policy Shelved as Talks with Players Association Continue

Other journalists were hearing similar things from players they talked to.

While many players called out the new rules, President Donald Trump applauded the new policy. However, he said players remaining in the locker room could still pose a problem.

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

  Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players Critics say the NFL's decision to force players on the field to stand during the national anthem prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over its athletes. WASHINGTON — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.

The new policy says clubs can still develop their own work rules for players and personnel who don't stand, but they must be While the move is in response to dozens of players who knelt as a form of protest over social justice issues over the NFL announces policy to stop national anthem protests .

Under a policy unanimously approved by owners, NFL players and personnel have the option not to take the field for the national anthem , but those who do must Michelle Beadle strongly criticizes NFL owners for considering a 15-yard penalty for teams whose players kneel during the national anthem .

The protests during the national anthem started in August 2016 when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the 'Star-Spangled Banner' as a means of protesting racial inequality and police brutality. Dozens other NFL players, as well as numerous other athletes across America, ultimately joined him. The protests grew during the 2017 season after Trump criticized NFL players who chose to follow suit. Trump said owners should "fire" NFL players who protest the anthem and referred to them as "son[s] of b------". Players responded by protesting en masse.

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The Latest: Trump holds 'patriotism' event without Eagles .
President Donald Trump has held a "patriotism" event at the White House in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. The president said Tuesday that it's time to "explain why young Americans stand for our national anthem." Trump sang along to "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" during a brief ceremony that included the U.S. Marine Band and Army chorus. Late Monday, Trump nixed the Eagles' visit because of the anticipated low turnout. The president says that the nation needs to remember the "fallen heroes" and that the country stands together "for freedom, we stand together for patri

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