Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Donald Trump: NFL did 'right thing' with anthem policy

Donald Trump: NFL did 'right thing' with anthem policy Donald Trump: NFL did 'right thing' with anthem policy
Kristopher Love | 26 May, 2018, 02:24

The league did suggest players who want to protest simply do it behind closed doors in the locker room, instead of out on the field, in front of all those pesky cameras. Any violations of the new rules would result in fines against teams. In addition, the team can fine the player directly.

"I think it's just typical of the NFL", Kerr said at Thursday's shootaround in Houston before the Warriors lost to the Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Polls have shown that most Americans are opposed to firing players for refusing to stand during the national anthem.

Murphy was spot on in that prediction, as Trump lauded the decision Thursday morning.

On the new national anthem policy: "I think it's kind of somewhat been blown out of proportion a little bit". All six sponsors encouraged the NFL a year ago, at the height of the national anthem debate, to allow players to freely express their views. A terse statement from the NFL Players Association claimed the NFL and its owners went rogue in establishing anthem guidelines after an effort to work together with players.

"It's disgusting", Marshall said of Trump's remarks, via USA Today.

Not all teams, however, must abide by the NFL's wishes.

"I believe in standing for the flag". "We've got freedom of speech, right?" That decision has led to reaction from everyone ranging from players to fans to even the White House, which as Carroll noted, only further illustrates the level of division not just among football fans but in the country as a whole. "I'm not just going to sweep it under the rug because I love them", Davis said.

I am proud to be in a league that understands patriotism in America is about free speech and peacefully protesting.

The movement to protest police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem first started in 2016 with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The NFL this week ruled that players who are on the field when the national anthem is played must stand at attention or the teams will be fined an unspecified amount. But for him to say anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints or his constituents viewpoints should be kicked out of the country is not very empathetic. It's not very patriotic.

"He's an idiot", Baldwin said of Trump.

"Adam and the league's leadership, we feel like we're partners", Kerr said.

"And I'm doing my part in my community".

To what extent do you support or oppose this policy? I don't think that's right in any place in any setting.

"This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. And does he want to reach a point where he answers more questions about playing linebacker than this country's social issues?

The president's comments spurred a national conversation about patriotism and the nation's symbols and the use of peaceful protest.

"That's all personnel, and to make sure they treat this moment in a respectful fashion". So, if you want to take a knee, try Chicago, Baltimore.

Rooney said this is a time "in this country where there's a division atmosphere that makes it tough to strike a balance".