Should NFL players be made to stand for the national anthem?

Should NFL players be made to stand for the national anthem?

Trump said in the interview broadcast Thursday that he hadn't seen the new policy prior to his answer but "NFL owners did the right thing with that if that's what they've done".

The national anthem controversy began in 2016 when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was observed kneeling during the national anthem during preseason games.

Judging by immediate reaction from the NFLPA, outspoken National Football League players on social media and even some of his fellow team owners, mission unaccomplished.

The NFL announced a new policy Wednesday requiring players to either stand for the pregame playing of national anthem, or to stay in the locker room while it's going on.

While other players throughout the NFL took a knee to protest racial injustice past year, all Bears players stood during the national anthem all season, locking arms in a show of unity.

Donald Trump has said athletes who don't stand for the United States national anthem should get out of the country.

The new rule dictates that fines will be issued for any players who kneel.

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"We are bringing them out by the thousands as you know, we are setting records, this is a record that I don't even like talking about it because it's so ridiculous, they shouldn't even be in the country", he continued. Individual teams can also decide if they want to fine players who protest. There is no requirement that players be on the field during the national anthem. Until today I believed that numerous owners I've met in the past to be good and decent people too.

The NFL approved a new policy on Wednesday in response to ongoing player protests that took over the 2017 season.

Donald Trump took time away from his busy schedule unearthing witch hunts and catching phantom spies to weigh in on another story he believe has national security implications.

The ACLU said that Trump and the NFL's mostly white and wealthy team owners saw the protests as a sign of disrespect. "I think the people pushed it forward".

Johnson is the brother of Woody Johnson, who is now serving at the USA ambassador to the United Kingdom in the Trump administration.

The head of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, angrily denounced the new policy and called it a blow against America's most basic of rights - freedom of speech.

"Rather than show a little backbone themselves and support the right of athletes to protest peacefully, the league capitulated to a president who relishes demonising black athletes", it said.

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