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.com

Trump: 'Very important' for NFL players to stand during anthem

  Trump: 'Very important' for NFL players to stand during anthem President Trump is calling for NFL players to stand during the national anthem at games on Sunday. After a day in which he fervently defended his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday evening that it is "very important" for professional football players to "always" stand during the anthem."Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playi ng of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!" he tweeted.Very important that NFL players STAND tomor ng of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!- Donald J.

NFL owners consider new national anthem rule : DJ 1:29 PM ET Tue, 10 Oct 2017 | 01:29. Later Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House "would certainly support the NFL coming out and asking the players to stand " during the National Anthem .

NFL owners are considering changing league rules to make it mandatory that players stand for the national anthem , a league spokesman said Tuesday. The owners will discuss the possibility of changing the rule in a meeting next week.

  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.

Warriors' Draymond Green on protest debate: 'We said what we had to say'

  Warriors' Draymond Green on protest debate: 'We said what we had to say' Green has no problem obeying the NBA rule stating that all players must stand for the anthem since the team has already cemented its stance. "We said what we had to say," Green told ESPN. "Everyone knows where we stand. We don't need to do anything else to show where we stand. Everyone knows where we stand.""I think people make what they want out of (kneeling). I think it's at a point now where everybody knows. The conversation started. It's about capitalizing on that and trying to make things better now. Kaep made the statement a year ago. I don't knock anybody for doing what they do or what they feel they need to do.

NFL owners are considering a rule change that would make standing for the national anthem mandatory, according to CNBC. Right now, NFL rules say players should stand , but they’re not required to do so.

It is being reported that NFL owners are reportedly considering a rule change that would require players to stand during the national anthem . Dow Jones reported that a league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week

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

Related - Jerry Jones: Any Cowboys player disrespecting flag is not allowed to play

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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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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