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NFL wants all players to stand for anthem, won’t make them

Skyler Martin, Editor

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NFL wants all players to stand for anthem, won’t make them

Skyler Martin

As a result of Colin Kappernick, a football player for the 49ers, who, last year, kneeled instead of stood at the national anthem, NFL is now enforcing a rule that all National Football Leauge players must stand during the anthem; however, NFL won’t make them. ““We believe everyone should stand for the anthem,”  Roger Goodell, [a commissioner], said. “That’s an important part of our policy, it’s also an important part of our game that we all take great pride in. [Additionally, it’s] important for us to honor our flag and our country and we think our fans expect us to do that.” NFL players don’t have to stand, but the best outcome would be if they stood and protested in other ways. “Seven San Francisco 49ers players alone took a knee for last Sunday’s anthem, and as many as 30 49ers players were taking a knee two weeks ago.”

Charlie Shain, an 8th grader, says that it’s “disrepectful not to stand because it sybolizes our country’s freedom.”

President Donald Trump even got in on the action, tweeting that it is “total disrespect for our great country” to not stand while saying the national anthem.

Although many players will still stand, chances are this protest isn’t over yet.

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NFL wants all players to stand for anthem, won’t make them