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Donald Trump Rips NFL's New National Anthem Policy After Praising It

If the NFL thought its new national anthem policy was going to permanently satisfy President Donald Trump, it better come up with a new game plan. In response to the furor over players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice ― not to mention the president calling for kneelers to be fired ― […]

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The History Of The National Anthem In Sports

“Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for our national anthem.” You’ll hear some version of this announcement at the start of most sporting events, whether they be professional, college or youth-level. The performance of the national anthem is a well-established part of American athletic competitions.  Yet “The Star-Spangled Banner” typically doesn’t make an appearance at many other […]

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J.T. Brown Becomes First NHL Player To Protest During National Anthem This Season

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the national anthem before a game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, becoming the first NHL player this regular season to join the silent protests that have been sweeping the NFL and other U.S. sportingleagues. Unlike Colin Kaepernick, the football player last year who began […]

J.T. Brown Becomes First NHL Player To Protest During National Anthem This Season

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the national anthem before a game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, becoming the first NHL player this regular season to join the silent protests that have been sweeping the NFL and other U.S. sportingleagues. Unlike Colin Kaepernick, the football player last year who began […]

3 Miami Dolphins Players Kneel During Anthem, Reversing Team Policy

Three Miami Dolphins players went against a rule implemented by the team’s coach by kneeling in silent protest during the national anthem.  Safety Michael Thomas, wide receiver Kenny Stills and tight end Julius Thomas each took a knee during the anthem in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders in Miami. Dolphins’ head coach Adam Gase […]

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Roger Goodell Says NFL Wants Everyone To Stand For Anthem, But Won't Force Issue

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to walk a fine line on players kneeling during the national anthem, saying on Wednesday that he and team owners believe “everyone should stand” for it, but that the league is not adopting an ironclad rule on the issue. “We want to make sure we are understanding what the players […]

Trump Praises Cowboys' Jerry Jones For Vow To Bench Players Who Don't Stand For Anthem

After Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterated his vow on Monday to bench any player who chooses to protest during the national anthem by taking a knee, he was praised by President Donald Trump on Twitter, who offered a “big salute” to the billionaire businessman. Jones had said earlier Monday that Trump had personally “reminded” him […]

J.T. Brown Becomes First NHL Player To Protest During National Anthem This Season

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the national anthem before a game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, becoming the first NHL player this regular season to join the silent protests that have been sweeping the NFL and other U.S. sportingleagues. Unlike Colin Kaepernick, the football player last year who began […]