Sunday, 22 October, 2017

'About time' Roger Goodell is 'demanding' National Football League players stand for anthem

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Saul Franklin | 14 October, 2017, 01:09

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to bench players who take a knee.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday "It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY". Players sitting or kneeling are protesting against racial injustice and police brutality against African-Americans.

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Although the commissioner did not specify if the league will make it mandatory for players to stand during the national anthem, as now it only recommends them to do so, he mentioned that the issue will be discussed at a meeting next week.

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The NFL said on Wednesday that there is "no change" in policy regarding the national anthem - one day after the league's commissioner said "everyone" should stand during the ceremony. It is an important moment in our game.

Goodell's memo began by saying "we live in a country that can feel very divided", before claiming that sports "and especially the NFL" was able to help people set such divisions aside.

Goodell has said that the protests concerning the anthem are "threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country". Commissioner Roger Goodell released a letter saying the league's position is that "everyone should stand".

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the White House supported moves to force players to stand. "Change tax law!" Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

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