About time' NFL demands players stand during anthem

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Letter to NFL teams says the league will require players to stand during anthem

- americanthinker.com
11 Oct 2017
The NFL's game operations manual has said players "should" stand for the anthem, a stance NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed Tuesday in a memo to team owners. "Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem," Goodell wrote. But there's a gap between "should" and "must," and in trying to bridge that gap, Jones overreached, the ...

NFL Owners Are Considering Rule Change That Will Require Players To Stand For Anthem

11 Oct 2017
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, fired up the controversy that wasn't as a serious issue last season for fans or players as many player protested during the anthem. After Trump called his dogs on the players expressing their first amendment rights, NFL owners, players, and fans then made it a issue to talk about once again. Dallas Cowboys owner, and friend ...
- thacelebritea.com

NFL may change policy that players 'should' stand for anthem

- pro32.ap.org
11 Oct 2017
FILE - At left, in a Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference for the Super Bowl 51 football game, in Houston. At right, in an Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington. NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players ...

NFL owners to discuss anthem policy, new platform

11 Oct 2017
The Washington Post reports NFL executive vice president of communications and public affairs Joe Lockhart expects there will be a discussion, "about the entire issue, including the policy," on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. The wording in the NFL Operations Manual may also be up for a change, going from reading that players 'must' stand for the anthem, ...
- ktvu.com

NFL May Change Policy That Players 'Should' Stand for Anthem

- nbcphiladelphia.com
11 Oct 2017
"We would certainly support the NFL coming out and asking the players to stand, just as the president has done," White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday. "We support the national anthem, the flag and the men and women who fought to defend it."

Labor union files complaint over Cowboys' Jerry Jones' national anthem mandate

11 Oct 2017
FRISCO, Texas -- Local 100 of the United Labor Unions filed a complaint against the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, alleging owner and general manager Jerry Jones has violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening players if they choose not to stand for the national anthem.
- espn.com

Trump praises Goodell's push for players to stand during anthem

- politico.com
11 Oct 2017
President Donald Trump wrote online Wednesday morning that "it is about time" the NFL insist that its players stand during the national anthem, lauding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for "demanding" such a rule be forthcoming -- a characterization the NFL promptly shut down on Wednesday.

Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Would Stand for the National Anthem If He Was Signed by an NFL

11 Oct 2017
It was not the first time that a news organization reported Kaepernick's purported willingness to stand during the anthem. In March 2017, Adam Shefter wrote an article headlined "Colin Kaepernick to stand during national anthem next season," in which he cited anonymous sources:
- snopes.com

NFL Players Promise an UPRISING Against Fans and League

- truthfeednews.com
11 Oct 2017
The NFL is die'en. And they don't even know it. We the American people take our Flag, Atheum, Veterans, and our Country very seriously. Stand Tall America and exercise you freedom ... your right... to boycott this crap until the NFL puts a stop to this. We don not want to see any players

Vice President Pence Accused Of 'Systemic Oppression' For Walking Out Of NFL Game After Players Keel

11 Oct 2017
Colts players wore black shirts with the words 'We Will' on the Front, and 'Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity' on the back. Today marks the second weekend in a row that players have worn the shirts. All stood during the national anthem with their arms locked.
- bluelivesmatter.blue

Support Players' Platform for Racial Equality and Criminal Justice Reform

- act.colorofchange.org
11 Oct 2017
Following Donald Trump's urging that his buddies in NFL ownership fire players for protesting, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a weak statement calling for unity but addressed none of the substance of player protests and did not mention Trump by name. This Sunday, more players than ever are kneeling, sitting down, raising a fist or staying in the locker room entirely ...

The Real Reason Donald Trump Is Targeting NFL Owners Rather Than Protesting Players

11 Oct 2017
As the controversy over protests during the national anthem grew, President Donald Trump denounced NFL owners as being "afraid of the players ," a state of affairs that he called "disgraceful". The lament fits a pattern in Trump's war with the NFL, which has routinely been characterized as the president attacking African-American athletes, when, in fact, Trump's immediate ...
- theintercept.com

NFL players union fights against owners' attempts to bench players who don't stand

- bizpacreview.com
11 Oct 2017
Vice President Mike Pence apparently did not agree, as he abruptly left Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers after players knelt during the national anthem. Pence explained that he chose to "not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."

The Voice of our Game

11 Oct 2017
As you will I am sure be aware, the National Rugby Survey is open for a final few days this week. This is a vital opportunity for us to hear from the game across the country; and particularly from those involved in playing and running Age Grade Rugby. The Age Grade Survey was pushed to more than 6500 players in 2016 and we are keen to break that barrier hearing from even ...
- macclesfieldrufc.co.uk

Murchison Falls National Park

- africa-expeditions.com
11 Oct 2017
Murchison Falls National Park covers an area of 3840 km2 and is the largest national park and with the other reserves like Karuma and Bugungu and Budongo, it covers an area of 5,025 km2. The altitude range from 619m at the delta on Lake Albert and 1,292m at Rabongo hill. The area is traversed by the river Victoria Nile, which connects Lake Kyoga with Lake Albert and was ...

NFL Owners to Consider Kneeling Policy During National Anthem

11 Oct 2017
KEEP boycotting them! They ONLY did this because We The People DESTROYED their money machine and PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump RIGHTFULLY threatened their tax exempt status! Every one of them (NFL commissioners, owners, players, coaches) make millions...how does ANYTHING associated with the NFL get tax exemption?!?! WHY? WHY? WHY? Why does the taxpayer pay for stadiums either? ...
- oann.com

Goodell's Anthem Letter to NFL Owners Anthem

- si.com
11 Oct 2017
After playing a behind-the-scenes intermediary role early on, NFL HQ is mobilizing, through its messaging, to resolve a conflict that it acknowledges is alienating fans. Here's that letter (in bold), with my thoughts on its real message, to teams, players and fans (in italics).

The NFL might ban players from kneeling during the national anthem

11 Oct 2017
"Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us," Goodell wrote in the letter, which was published by ESPN reporter Adam Schefter .
- mashable.com

NFL may change policy that players 'should' stand for anthem

- kztv10.com
11 Oct 2017
The movement started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last season over his view of police mistreatment of black males had mostly subsided when Trump told a rally in Alabama last month that owners should get rid of players who kneel during the anthem.
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