Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Rips NFL's New National Anthem Policy: 'It's idiotic'

May 26, 2018, 00:11
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Rips NFL's New National Anthem Policy: 'It's idiotic'

"I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms".

But teammate Demario Davis had mixed emotions about the policy.

The new guidelines were detailed on Wednesday, in a statement from Commissioner Roger Goodell.

To make a demonstration of disrespect on the field is for the protesting player's team to incur a fine from the league. "And it has nothing to do with kneeling".

If only we could ask the founder of the university, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and someone who might have declined to stand when "God Save the Queen" was played, what he would tweet about all this.

It would be hard, and right, for Ross to join the Jets in making a statement that players are entitled to a voice, and to announce he will not mute them in the name of money or TV ratings. It's never been about that. The league did suggest players who want to protest simply do it behind closed doors in the locker room, instead of out on the field, in front of all those pesky cameras. "I think that's part of it". Until the league revises what I see as an undeniably racist policy, black fans should continue our boycott.

Davis, the son of an Army veteran, has a unique perspective with regards to the protest.

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Davis said his father served 28 years and nine tours in the Army.

"We're the highest profile league in the country", said Rooney about all of the attention, "and I think that's certainly a factor on this subject and other subjects".

While players and "social justice warriors" lamented the decision, Trump was thrilled.

In changing the policy, Goodell and the owners who supported the change, showed that they were more concerned with how racist and white supremacist enabler Trump and his sycophant Pence felt than the players and founding fathers of the nation.

Baldwin said the new policy might actually increase protests after it appeared the incidence of players demonstrating during the anthem had subsided by the end of last season.

Quarterback Drew Brees has family ties to the military, too, and he cited those each time he discussed the protests previous year. The flag and national anthem used to do the same thing.

On his reaction to the new national anthem policy: "I wasn't really too anxious about it".

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"'Appropriate respect for flag and anthem' implies that guys were being disrespectful".

Players saw their actions for what it truly was - rich people protecting their precious bottom line by trying to make the anthem protest go away and appease major sponsors.

Ever since I was little I've always loved my Chicago Bears.

Teammate Chris Long echoed Jenkins's sentiment, calling the rule change "fear of a diminished bottom line" and questioning the objective of forced patriotism. Just because somebody has an issue with something going on in this country they should pack up and leave? "And I think that's the difference between patriotism and nationalism. Patriotism is loving it enough to sacrifice for it, but also to call it when it's wrong".

While Trump may approve of the policy, opinion on the anthem issue hasn't varied too much since 2016, when Colin Kaepernick first knelt and Barack Obama was still president. And Payton said he expects Benson to feel the same way.

"I disagree with everyone on this table", McCain said.

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