Over a year ago NFL players started kneeling during the National Anthem following Collin Kaepernick’s desperate attempt to stay relevant after his failing career.
Fast forward one year and almost every single team has now kneeled for the Anthem and America is pi$$ed. People are burning jerseys and their viewership is down over 30%. Something NEEDED to be done.
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart just announced that the owners of every NFL team will all be meeting next week to decide on a new rule to BAN Anthem Kneeling across the entire league.
Now, this is where things get a bit tricky. There is a rule in the NFL, written in 2007, that requires every player to be on the field during the anthem. Before that, it was okay for some to stay in the locker rooms. The rule reads:
“[Players’ f]ailure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
So, clearly, this is not a simple issue of leaving the kneelers in the locker room. At the same time, our Anthem deserves respect and is worth fighting for.
Luckily, America has won this fight with the NFL and proven patriotism and equality beat divisive actions every single time. If you think the NFL needs to ban Anthem Kneeling, spread this around and let them know it.