NFL players on field must stand for anthem

A new NFL policy announced today mandates players stand for the national anthem.
1:01 | 05/23/18

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FL owners issuing new rules regarding the playing of the National Anthem before games all players on the field during the anthem. Are now required to stand no one allowed to take you need the NFL will allow players however to stay in the locker room during the National Anthem. If they choose we want people to stand that's all personnel and make sure that they treat this moment. In a respectful fashion or something and we think we go. We have been very sensitive and make sure that we give players choices we do believe that that moment is an important moment. And you might remember the practice of taking Muni in silent protest against racial injustice was spearheaded. By then 49ers quarterback Colin cap and act players on the other teams followed suit now the decision is not sitting well with the NFL players association. It released a statement the reason parred the NFL chose not to consult the union in the development of this new policy. The vote by NFL club CEOs today contradicts the statements made to our player leadership by commissioner Roger Goodell.

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