Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr accused the NFL of promoting "fake patriotism" after the football league moved to fine players and personnel who don't stand for the national anthem. "But still, I think it's good", Trump beamed in the interview, taped previous afternoon while Trump attended an anti-immigration event in NY. But my opinion is this: "I'm a Raven, and what we do inside these lines is what I'm anxious about". When they do wrong things, I'm going to let them know they're doing wrong things.
Players who choose not to stand may remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms". Under "Player/Team Conduct and Dress" in the NBA's official rulebook it states: "Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line during the playing of the National Anthem".
"I disagree with everyone on this table", she said.
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"What NFL owners did today was thwart the players' constitutional rights to express themselves and use our platform to draw attention to social injustices like racial inequality in our country", wrote Malcolm Jenkins, the free safety for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, in a statement. "Freedom of speech, freedom to protest - because somebody decides to protest, we (should) get kicked out of the country?"
Across the league, players were asked for their reaction to the new policy, Trump's words, and the ongoing conversation surrounding the protests. "That's something we think we owe", he said.
Teams, not players, will be fined if the policy is not followed.
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.
NBC's Craig Melvin said a former player told him "players are already talking about other ways in which they can protest".