Rep. Peter King compares National Football League anthem protests to Nazi salute

Ruben Hill
May 28, 2018

"These players that are peacefully protesting, Brian, what they're essentially doing is practicing dissent", Stallworth told host Brian Stelter on CNN's "Reliable Sources". However, the new rule does allow players who don't wish to appear for the anthem to remain in the locker room until the song is over. Kaepernick's actions sparked a movement across the league, though no team signed him after he entered free agency in 2017.

Host Neil Cavuto noted that the new National Football League policy has a lot of "wiggle room", as it appears players could protest in ways other than kneeling. Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew [cq] racism?

He said Wednesday the team is focused on working with players to advance social justice issues rather than creating club rules or penalties that restrict demonstrations.

Saturday, King slammed New York Jets co-owner and chairman Christopher Johnson who announced on Wednesday that he would pay fines for any of the players who wanted to kneel during the National Anthem. I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players. Of course. But I understand if they felt the need to protest.

"But now we've got a situation, quite frankly, that I think is a genie they can't put back in the bottle".

"If somebody [on the Jets] takes a knee, that fine will be borne by the organization, by me, not the players", he said, per Bob Glauber of Newsday.

"There are some big, complicated issues that we're all struggling with, and our players are on the front lines. Do you get that Peter King?!?". He did not play last season after being unsigned as a free agent.

"I'm an NFL fan, but the league's new anthem policy is both disappointing and concerning", Kelly continued.

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