Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns said he plans to stand for the anthem, but he opposes the new policy and expects it to be a source of division, rather than unity, within teams. "It's kind of ironic to me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on".
If players choose to protest and Rooney doesn't act on it, he could have a fan mutiny on his hands. "You talk about bullying, that's bullying", Burns said after voluntary team spring practices. The NFL's new anthem policy will reportedly fine any player or team personnel that participates.
In a new tweet, McCain said that she never goes "on tv and do or say anything because it's easy - I say it because it's what I believe in". "I mean, they weren't ever going to engage us anyway".
"I'm not sure how that is so hard for someone to figure out", he said. Allowing them to remain in their locker rooms gives players an out, and an opportunity to continue to make political statements.
"This is a contradictory policy", Rebecca Gerber, Care2's senior director of engagement, said in a statement.
Freedom of speech is a legal right in America, within limits.
The other reason for the policy's illegality, Sachs argues, surrounds President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey: Trump's "Spygate" claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is "an idiot" for saying protesting National Football League players "shouldn't be in the country" MORE's involvement in the issue.
Kerr previously defended NFL players who chose to protest during the national anthem in a piece for Sports Illustrated - where he also discussed how his team would not visit Trump in the White House as is customary for championship teams. That's something we think we owe. "I don't think that is a sign of disrespect". Starting with the upcoming season, players will be required to stand for the anthem if they're on the field. So because guys protest something, we have to be kicked out the country? They're protesting excessive police violence and racial inequality.
Baldwin said he believes the NFL had every right to make the decision - "it's a capitalistic system", he said - but said there's a difference between what the league can do and what it should do.