Sport Report: NFL to consider rule change requiring players to stand for anthem

20:20  10 october  2017
20:20  10 october  2017 Source:   theScore

Donald Trump releases ‘Stand for the National Anthem Petition’

  Donald Trump releases ‘Stand for the National Anthem Petition’ Donald Trump refuses to take a knee when it comes to countering the wave of national anthem protests across the NFL. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence released a petition demanding all players and fans stand for the national anthem and emailed supporters asking for signatures Thursday, according to the GOP's website. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence released a petition demanding all players and fans stand for the national anthem and emailed supporters asking for signatures Thursday, according to the GOP's website.

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The owners of the NFL are reportedly considering a rule change that would make it mandatory for players to stand during the national anthem . A league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week, Dow Jones reported …

  Report: NFL to consider rule change requiring players to stand for anthem © Joe Amon / Denver Post / Getty NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said on Tuesday that anthem protests will be a topic of discussion by team owners at league meetings next week, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB.

Owners will also consider a rule change that would make standing during the national anthem mandatory, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The rulebook currently only encourages players to stand.

Protests during the anthem have become a point of contention for the league. It has led President Donald Trump to take direct aim at the sport, and also led Vice President Mike Pence to leave a game this past Sunday after a collection of players took a knee during the anthem.

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Moments ago, Dow Jones reported that NFL owners are considering a rule change that would require players to stand for national anthem . A league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week, Dow Jones reported .

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently admitted to demanding his players to stand during the anthem.

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Demonstrations during the anthem have branched off into other sports, as Bruce Maxwell of the MLB's Oakland Athletics took a knee last month and J.T. Brown of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning stood with a raised fist during the anthem last week.

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NFL owners to mull anthem rules as Trump ups protest criticism .
NFL team owners will consider requiring players to stand for the U.S. national anthem after President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his criticism of silent player protests against racial injustice by targeting the league on taxes. Trump, a Republican, escalated his feud with the National Football League in a Twitter post asking if the league should get tax breaks while players kneel in protest when the "Star-Spangled Banner" is played at the start of each game.The world's top-grossing sports league gave up its controversial tax-free status two years ago.

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