The NFL Will Fine Players and Owners Who Don't Stand for Anthem

Last football season was a bit controversial when it came down to the players and the National Anthem. There was many players who would take the knee, just like Colin Kaepernick, during the anthem, as a way to display solidarity and protest police brutality and racial injustice. At one point, the NFL was trying to find a common ground with the players. Now, it looks like the NFL is going to place a fine on owners and players who decided to kneel, according to CNN. Yes, that's now the common ground. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said "personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until after the anthem as been performed." But here is the thing, the NFL's player's union wasn't consulted about the decision and will be reviewing this new policy. Read Goodell's statement HERE. Meanwhile, NY Jets chairman, Christopher Johnson says the players on his team are free to perform any sign of protest without having to worry about being fined because he will pay that fine, according to News Day. Johnson supports the players' rights to protest. 

 
 
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