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NFL Owners to Discuss Policy on Standing for Anthem-Who could have guessed?

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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Maybe a change is in the works for the NFL and the political statements made by kneeling or locking arms.


The National Football League’s owners will discuss next week whether to unilaterally change league policy and require players to stand during the national anthem.

The decision to consider the change came after weeks of persistent criticism from President Donald Trump about players protesting during the anthem, including his call for fans to boycott games if the demonstrations continue. On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game after members of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the anthem.
www.wsj.com...

Policy changes may change the non penalty stance that the NFL has had since the beginning. As it stands the NFL manual on game operations say the players should stand. Maybe a change?


NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has said that league official assured him that players who did not stand for the national anthem would not face penalties.

If the policy is changed, however, players that protest could face discipline from the league.

The NFL manual on game operations says players “should” stand during the national anthem.


And this is the most important part of the story, some owners wonder how this is going to affect business. BOOM, the NFL is not about football.


But in the weeks since, the number of kneeling players has dwindled and the league’s once unified stance has begun to waver. In private, some owners questioned how a public spat with the president could affect business and whether it was smart to fight back against his criticism.




posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

OMG!!!!

It's a BUSINESS? NOOOOO.....

Gedouttahear!!!!



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: FHomerK

Yes, the players are going to have to play football and keep the politicizing off the field.

I'm guessing, but I bet the numbers/viewers were starting to scare the league. So it will be pucker time next week and I bet we will see a stand or fine approach to this problem.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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I guess now we see how much these SJW's really care about standing, or kneeling, for their cause.

Lol.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:41 PM
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The NFL has had the power but hasn't bothered to use it.

Have you noticed the NBA teams don't kneel?



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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Or we could just take the NFL back to keeping the players off the field for the anthem. The way it used to be before the government stepped in and began politicizing football.

But hey, anything to detract from the real problem of lasting brain injury.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
I guess now we see how much these SJW's really care about standing, or kneeling, for their cause.

Lol.



I find this really investing.

So lets say the NFL does this, they say if a player kneels they face a 3 match ban and if they consistently offend they will face some other punishment.

You are really starting to infringe upon their first amendment rights to freedom of speech, you are saying "give up your cause or we ban you and your whole team suffers, your fans suffer ect".

If this was infringing upon second amendment rights people would be taking a very different view on this.

Its like I say quite a lot these days, the first amendment only applies to people who agree with you.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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......After review, the NFL finds Trump right.

First and goal, Trump.

Game on............



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


The National Football League’s owners will discuss next week whether to unilaterally change league policy and require players to stand during the national anthem.

Well they sure aren't going to stand with the players protest against police brutality.

Will they fine them? More than likely. Lots easer than calling the cops and have them arrested for 'desecrating the flag'

Can't do that, the players earn too much for share holders.

Players should walk out on game day if owners change policy.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin


When you are working you do not have freedom of speech. How would people like to be preached too by a McDonalds employee while trying to buy a sandwich? There are things you do not say nor do while you are on the clock working for someone.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I think it is a left kind of issue where it becomes a slippery slope ... Not only did the right finally say enough is enough but because of their Liberal bend the left is jumping on the band wagon but for different reasons

ESPN is already unpopular with conservatives and is now facing the possibility of a boycott from furious liberals over the sports network’s suspension of host Jemele Hill. ESPN suspended Hill for calling for a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench any player who kneeled during the anthem. Hill’s boycott was her second violation of ESPN’s social media policies. She previously stirred controversy by calling President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.
dailycaller.com... I guess the Liberal ESPN might be between a rock and a hard place ...This is not going away anytime soon .



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

The 1st restricts the government.

Not the NFL.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


Isn't it already in the Operations Manual that players/coaches have to stand and face the flag during the National Anthem?



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

how is a private company disciplining EMPLOYEE behavior on the clock infringing?

should we cite chapter and verse of every company that dictates employee behavior on the clock and how it "infringes" upon their freedoms?


yes, its called employment....its voluntary...therefore no rights are violated.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

The NFL fines players for excessive celebration and for wearing the wrong shoes.

Players are employees and signed their contracts.
They can deal with the repercussions.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: eNumbra
Or we could just take the NFL back to keeping the players off the field for the anthem. The way it used to be before the government stepped in and began politicizing football



Thanks Obama. The Irony of it happening under his watch just makes it even better.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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I wonder where those people are who said in other threads this wasn't affecting the NFL?? Well well well....It appears the NFL is interested in this none issue after all. I'm willing to bet we will see a policy that falls in line with what President Trump first took them to task on. Stand or be benched, fined and or fired!

MAGA!

I guess a third of viewers tuning out was important after all.









posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
The NFL has had the power but hasn't bothered to use it.

Have you noticed the NBA teams don't kneel?


Hardwood floor, and many already ice-down their knees after a game. Their knees are more important than protesting against the country that enabled them to be multi-millionaires.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: seasonal

I think it is a left kind of issue where it becomes a slippery slope ... Not only did the right finally say enough is enough but because of their Liberal bend the left is jumping on the band wagon but for different reasons

ESPN is already unpopular with conservatives and is now facing the possibility of a boycott from furious liberals over the sports network’s suspension of host Jemele Hill. ESPN suspended Hill for calling for a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench any player who kneeled during the anthem. Hill’s boycott was her second violation of ESPN’s social media policies. She previously stirred controversy by calling President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.
dailycaller.com... I guess the Liberal ESPN might be between a rock and a hard place ...This is not going away anytime soon .



What's ESPN?? I've never heard of that, is it some sort of psychic ability?



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin


When you are working you do not have freedom of speech. How would people like to be preached too by a McDonalds employee while trying to buy a sandwich? There are things you do not say nor do while you are on the clock working for someone.



Oh man, kneeling for two minutes before a three hour long game. So preachy.



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