Steve Kerr Criticizes NFL for New Anthem Policy

Civils rights activists rally outside of NFL headquarters

Civils rights activists rally outside of NFL headquarters

On Wednesday, the NFL owners announced a new policy that players who choose to kneel during the national anthem risk punishment or their teams facing possible financial penalties. "I'm just going to go along with them and be a part of this league". While Pelosi's statement alone is unlikely to compromise this fall's midterm elections, it still does a disservice to Democrat's black constituents, he said, and shows that "Democrats take the black vote for granted". There's going to be a lot coming up here. We want families to stick together. That's what we're really there to do. "I think the league probably thought [on Wednesday] that this would be a decision that would put it to rest". Players wishing to continue demonstrations like the kneeling movement sparked by Colin Kaepernick to protest social injustice will be allowed to remain in the locker room during the anthem. "In time we will figure it out". We're talking about an elitist globalist. Starting with the upcoming season, players will be required to stand for the anthem if they're on the field.

"Unfortunately in all of this it gets kind of muddled and lost and it gets polarized, and that's unfortunate", Carroll said. This area is going to respond, and they should.

Kerr said he is "proud to be in a league that understands patriotism in America, is about free speech and about peacefully protesting".

Ingraham pointed out that "control" is not why people want players to stand for the anthem.

"The reason we did this in the first place was to bring attention to police brutality", Marshall continued. "I'm just happy these divisive and disrespectful tantrums are no longer endorsed and applauded by the NFL". That's what empathy is all about.

"I think the National Football League is doing the right thing".

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

Kerr called the NFL's new national anthem policy, which will prevent players from kneeling during the national anthem, "idiotic" on Thursday.

"And most particularly, (we considered) the members of our military and veterans communities who we've heard a lot from over the a year ago about what it means to respect the flag and the national anthem". "They're just playing to their fanbase".

Fitzhugh said he was able to buy two for next season, but the Air Force vet said he'll be standing for the national anthem.

"I love the First Amendment and I encourage these players to use their platforms to influence change, raise awareness or whatever it is they're trying to do", said Lahren. "If the team gets fine, that's just something I'll have to bear".

Davis feels strong enough about social issues that in 2016 he had Tommie Smith light the flame in honor of his father Al Davis in Mexico City, the city where Smith and John Carlos were stripped of their medals and expelled from the Olympics in 1968 for raising a gloved fist during the national anthem in protest of racial oppression. "That's the challenge in front of us as Americans and human beings".

I would be more OK with [the decision] if they had consulted with the players. Maybe it is, maybe it's not.

"Protest is an American tradition; by protesting we work to hold our country accountable to its highest ideals. Those should be the leading conversations".

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