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Sport NBA won't be changing its anthem policy

16:51  02 june  2018
16:51  02 june  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

NFL anthem policy requires players to stand if on sideline

  NFL anthem policy requires players to stand if on sideline The NFL and its owners have come to an agreement on a new policy regarding the national anthem, and it very clearly states that players are prohibited from kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” if they choose to be on the sideline. The new policy, which was released on Wednesday, gives players the option of remaining in the locker room during the national anthem. However, those who choose to take the field are require to stand, and their respective teams will be subject to a fine if they do not.Here is the NFL’s new national anthem policy: pic.twitter.

More than a week after the NFL clumsily changed its national anthem policy in a way that managed to take a bad situation and make it worse, the NBA won ’ t be changing its own rules and regulations regarding the anthem . Via SportsBusiness Daily, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an annual

More than a week after the NFL clumsily changed its national anthem policy in a way that managed to take a bad situation and make it worse, the NBA won ’ t be changing its own rules and regulations regarding the anthem . Via SportsBusiness Daily, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an annual

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More than a week after the NFL clumsily changed its national anthem policy in a way that managed to take a bad situation and make it worse, the NBA won’t be changing its own rules and regulations regarding the anthem.

Via SportsBusiness Daily, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an annual “state of the league ” press conference that there’s no reason to change the state of the league’s rule that players must stand for the anthem.

“The NFL is in a very different situation than the NBA,” Silver said. “Twenty-five percent of our league is comprised of players who aren’t American. So it’s hard to say in the case of the NBA it’s about patriotism, when a quarter of our players aren’t even American. But we’ve collectively viewed it as a moment of unity in our arenas.”

Trump lauds NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem

  Trump lauds NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem President Donald Trump is praising a new NFL policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. During a rally, he referred to an NFL player making a gesture during "The Star-Spangled Banner" as a "son of a bitch" who should be fired.The president's comments spurred a national conversation about patriotism and the nation's symbols and the use of peaceful protest. Trump said in the interview that he thought "the people" pushed for the new policy."I brought it out. I think the people pushed it forward," Trump said.

The NBA has no plans to change its national anthem policy in the wake of the NFL implementing one of its own recently, commissioner Adam Silver said on

There are no plans for the NBA to change its national anthem policy amid the outcry surrounding the NFL’s revamped policy announced last week, league commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday. Silver, speaking at a press conference ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, said that NBA ’s rule mandating

That’s kind of a weird explanation, frankly. The more accurate truth is that, in the aftermath of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf refusing to stand for the anthem more than 20 years ago, the NBA swooped in and negotiated an agreement with the NBA Players Association to make standing mandatory. End of problem.

Which is precisely what the NFL should have done. But the NFL doesn’t enjoy the kind of relationship with the NFL Players Association that would be conducive to a quick and easy win-win outcome, and the league surely didn’t want to get squeezed into making a concession to players in order to make the problem go away in August 2016.

As a result, the problem lingers. As does the NFL’s reluctance to negotiate the kind of conclusive resolution that would happen if the league and the union would agree that players will stand for the anthem. All because the NFL doesn’t want to give something up to get the outcome it so desperately needs.

NFLPA hires multiple law firms to explore new anthem policy .
Three weeks ago, the NFL changed its anthem policy without input from or discussion with the NFL Players Association. Three weeks ago, the NFL changed its anthem policy without input from or discussion with the NFL Players Association. And the NFLPA is preparing for a potential legal fight over the change.

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