NFL approves a penalty for players that kneel during the national anthem

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The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement Wednesday that the NFL has approved and adopted a new policy that they will have a penalty for for players who kneel on the field during the National Anthem. The policy will require players that are on the field for the anthem to show the anthem and flag “appropriate respect”. Teams can be fined for not adhering to this policy although, it will allow the players to stay in the locker room for the anthem.

Read Goodell's statement below:

 

Fans and reporters of the NFL had strong thoughts about this new policy...

 
 
 
 
 
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