NFL Players Chief Hits Back Over Anthem Protests

Henrietta Strickland
October 10, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence made headlines on Sunday when he walked out during an Indianapolis Colts game because some players refused to stand during the national anthem.

This comes after Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game earlier in the day after several players from the San Francisco 49ers chose to kneel during the national anthem.

One outspoken opponent of players kneeling during the anthem is Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said if his players didn't "respect the flag" they would not be allowed to play.

More than that, King reported that one player said players on his team were told how to stand for the anthem, such as the position of their hands and feet. On Sunday, Jones spoke about his conversation with the president and revealed how he had advised him on the National Football League rules.

Mara, the Giants owner, has been a part of several meetings between owners and players over the past few weeks on what to do regarding the protests and how they can use their platform to take further action against social injustices. "Because Trump has won this round", Smith said. The NFL rule book may not mention the national anthem, but the game operations manual certainly does.

"No player is disrespecting our Country or our Flag". The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition.

"I look forward to the day when everyone in Management can unite and truly embrace and articulate what the Flag stands for: "Liberty and Justice for All" instead of some of them just talking about standing. Failure to be on the field by the start of the national anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions and/or the forfeiture of draft choice (s) for violations of the above, including first offenses".

Sunday Night Football chose not to air the national anthem and fans were not happy about it.

President Donald Trump, who has been roundly opposed to the in-game protests, took to Twitter Sunday and said he urged Pence to leave the game if players made a decision to protest.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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