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So the NFL and it's owners decided to make not standing for the national anthem a fine-able offense. You can no longer protest by kneeling or sitting. You must stand.
Or, chill in the locker room until it's over. That's actually an option.
I'm not really a fan of this rule, but I get it. What I don't approve of or get in any way is President Trump's immediate response on Fox News about it:
"I think that's good," Trump said about the policy during a Thursday appearance on Fox News. "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms but still I think it's good, you have to stand proudly for the national anthem. Or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe you shouldn't be in the country. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem and the NFL owners did the right thing if that's what they've done."
'Maybe you shouldn't be in the country'??? That's some rude, arrogant and ignorant rhetoric right there, from our President.
I really dislike the way patriotism has infiltrated the NFL (and Nascar by the way). You shouldn't have to be blindly nationalistic to play in the NFL. And of course, you shouldn't have to be beaming with patriotism to live here either.