NFL mandates that players on the field stand for national anthem

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league's players who are on the field will need to stand for the national anthem.
0:33 | 05/23/18

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We have some breaking news right now out of the sports world shorter generate a lot of conversation today the NFL officially cracking down on protests. That happened during the National Anthem the owners are now unanimously. Approved a policy that requires. Players to stay and if they're on the field during the anthem. However players will have the option to stay in the locker room. As an alternative. Colin -- critic of course launched a huge national controversy when he began kneeling during the anthem to protest racial injustice players and other teams follow suit.

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