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Treasured Social Butterfly
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Re: NFL Owners Vote Next Week on Anthem Reqs.

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Here's my preferred result on this issue, as if anyone cared....

 

Suppose the NFL and it's players agree to support/fund an effort to unite the cities with their law enforcement communities with enhanced community policing, enhanced community leader involvement,   Players can speak out against the "no snitching" mantra in neighborhoods in addition to teaching hard work and respecting each other; the police can institute a reward for officers for reporting "troubled" officers and build more bridges in the community, etc.  NFL could help develop plans for each NFL city, past, present and those in expansion minded cities using their vast resources.  All, players, law enforcement and the NFL could do P.S.A.s promoting EACH OTHER and what they're doing.

 

Everbody wins.....


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I predict the NFL will require any player on the field to stand. I also predict owners will follow Stephen Ross's example (Dolphin owner) at a minimum ... and say if you don't stand then stay out of sight, just like it's always been done. Some may require players like Jerry Jones to be on the field and stand or your benched.

Owners make the rules, employees follow the rules, this is not a constitutional issue. Off field conduct is also part of player contracts.... and have consequences. players have rights, but also have contracts.

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Re: NFL Owners Vote Next Week on Anthem Reqs.

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If they have to stand for the anthem, the league must run commercials showing us the death toll, videos from police cameras show shootings etc, compare sentences, riase the issue of voter rights etc. The NFL, with its power as an organization, can end the anthem protests easily by taking a public, and active, anti racist stance. Toss in a few vids of trumps inflmatory words, and some nazi free speech rallies. Show the public what the protest is really about.
So it begins.
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Re: NFL Owners Vote Next Week on Anthem Reqs.

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@js2227 wrote:

Interesting how the anthem was so unimportant that, until recently, they showed beer commercials during it. If the NFL tries something like this, the players should all band together and just walk out. Let the owners pay ticket refunds, stadium costs, etc.

 

There is NOTHING in the Constitution requiring anyone to stand for any type of anthem or flag or anything else.

 

Welcome to the forum, JS.....look forward to your sharing your view in the future.

 

IMO, the anthem wasn't as important as you say until the fascist prez needed to distract from Puerto Rican storm recovery, constant failures in getting the fuhrer's agenda passed and Mueller getting closer and closer to his jewels.

 

This is one of the most divisive issues in recent years....all started by the trump-in-chief. 

 

You are correct, of course that the Constitution doesn't require anyone to stand, but an employer CAN institute "workplace rules", which it appears the NFL wants to modify.  If it's a huge issue to the players, they may strike if it's not prohibited in the CBA.

 

Again, welcome and thanks for weighing in.


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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Until Trump and his minions got involved, there was only a small number of players, probably less than 10, who were kneeling during the national anthem. It was peaceful, quick, and most people couldn't care less. Once the game started, everybody forgot about it. 

 

But Donald "it's all about me" Trump thinks this is a big deal with his supporters, so he turned it into a national issue. It's getting the attnention of NFL owners who are worried about losing their antitrust exemption.

 

Of course Trump wasn't the least bit concerned about Nazis and KKK members in Charlottesville.

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Interesting how the anthem was so unimportant that, until recently, they showed beer commercials during it. If the NFL tries something like this, the players should all band together and just walk out. Let the owners pay ticket refunds, stadium costs, etc.

 

There is NOTHING in the Constitution requiring anyone to stand for any type of anthem or flag or anything else.

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NFL Owners Vote Next Week on Anthem Reqs.

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NFL to discuss National Anthem controversy next week, Commissioner Roger Goodell says

 

  • The NFL is slated to discuss the National Anthem controversy in an upcoming meeting.
  • Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will review a plan that will include continued dialogue with its players as well as spotlighting work on core issues.
  • He called on the league to unite and move past the dispute.
  • UPDATE @ 2:05 p.m. ET   Owners to vote on amending opertations manual to REQUIRE players to stand for the anthem

 

The NFL will discuss in an upcoming meeting the nationwide dispute over whether players must stand during the National Anthem, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a copy of a memo obtained by CNBC.

 

In the memo sent to NFL teams, Goodell said the league must "move past this controversy" and that this has to be done in collaboration with its players.

 

"Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week's League meeting," Goodell said in a Tuesday memo.

 

While he said the plan would include continued dialogue and promoting the work of its players on key issues, Goodell didn't provide further details on what that proposed plan would entail.

 

The NFL comissioner said that the league believes everyone should stand for the National Anthem. Goodell said the NFL also "care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues."

 

In recent seasons, primarily black professional football players have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States. The protests started after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year began kneeling during the anthem to protest police mistreatment of black Americans.

 

Earlier Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that tax laws should be changed so that the NFL doesn't get "massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country."

 

more at:  NFL to discuss National Anthem controversy next week,

 

Another fascist act from your President precipitated this meeting.  Hope pledging allegiance to the cult leader isn't next.....

 

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"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.