Warriors coach rips NFL's 'idiotic' national anthem policy, calls it 'fake patriotism'

The NFL Isn't Through

On Wednesday the NFL approved a new national-anthem policy in response to ongoing player protests that took over the 2017 season. "It's kind of ironic to me the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on".

"It's just typical of the NFL", Kerr said, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Or, at the very least, amend it to protect players who choose to peacefully protest during the anthem.

It became clear nearly immediately after the NFL announced its heavily flawed new national anthem rule on Wednesday that not everyone was on board. "I think they should have, right, but I guess they don't look at us like that, to have a say-so or input in this policy". "I ardently believe in standing for our flag, and I am not scared of an audience in front of me or behind the camera". "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms but still I think it's good, you have to stand proudly for the national anthem".

Baldwin in particular expressed fierce opposition during a press conference following the Seattle Seahawks OTAs at the VMAC, calling President Donald Trump "an idiot" after Trump implied that players who don't stand during the national anthem shouldn't be allowed to live in the U.S.


The NFL Players' Union is against the new rule, but one reporter tweeted players believe "Trump has legitimately spooked the NFL".

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said. Kerr added that the flag represents diversity, peaceful protest and the right to free speech. Under "Player/Team Conduct and Dress" in the NBA's official rulebook it states: "Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line during the playing of the National Anthem".

"We went around the room and everybody spoke their piece", Rooney said".

"I feel like it's another topic to get everybody against each other", Burns said. "The whole team is out there and you come jogging out, like, "Oh, he's the guy that's protesting". In addition, franchises have the ability to potentially fine players. "There is nothing disrespectful about National Football League players using their platform to sound the alarm on problems in our country; in fact, it shows that they respect our country deeply and believe it can get better".

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