While new NFL anthem policy makes sense from business & Trump PR perspective and is certainly within league’s rights, there’s just something that feels unAmerican about forcing folks to abide what is, well, the league’s own politics. Feels like a band aid that won’t stick.— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) May 23, 2018
Since the NFL owners are so concerned with “respect” for the anthem, they’ll be shutting down concession lines and closing bathrooms during it, right? Fining teams whose fans bastardize the anthem by shouting during it? I’ll hang up and wait.— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) May 23, 2018
In the NFL, we respect the flag. And the anthem. And whatever Bud Light's latest marketing campaign is.— Jack Dickey (@jackdickey) May 23, 2018
Oh NFL! I love you! What better time to curtail free speech than during the National Anthem! USA! USA!! USA!!! Back in the USSA!!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 23, 2018
I hope the NFL decides to completely stop all concession stand sales during the anthem as well. We wouldn’t want people buying a $10 beer and an $8 hot dog during our sacred anthem.— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) May 23, 2018
All TV camera crews must stop filming and direct attention at the flag too.
Just seems fair.
The NFL made kneeling for the national anthem a penalty proving 2 things:— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 23, 2018
1 - Last season's NFL fan strike worked.
2 - Trump influences American culture with his words.
You want to hate on America, do it in the locker room away from everyone. Thank God the NFL finally acted on the anthem policy. See ya, Kaepernick & Co.— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) May 23, 2018
Maybe this new rule proposal that is being voted on is a "compromise" between the NFL office and club CEOs on various sides of the issue, but certainly not with player leadership; we weren't there or part of the discussions.— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) May 23, 2018
A compromise implies there were negotiations and the sides met in the middle. That might be the case among owners, but leaving players out of protest policy discussion is a major mistake.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) May 23, 2018
49ers owner Jed York said that he abstained from the NFL owners vote on the new anthem policy, in part, because he wanted to hear more from players. He added that he may halt concession sales at Levi’s Stadium during the playing of the anthem.— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) May 23, 2018
Just a reminder that the NBA has a policy in place that REQUIRES players to stand for the anthem and they have taken zero criticism for it— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) May 23, 2018
If you’re mad at the NFL’s new anthem policy — stand or stay in the locker room — shouldn’t you be furious at the NBA for its anthem policy since the NBA mandates all players stand for the anthem? Yet note how few far left wingers will mention this in their NFL criticisms.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 23, 2018
Hey everyone so furious at the NFL. Have I missed your tweets directed at the NBA for having a policy where their players must stand for the anthem?— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) May 23, 2018
I’m very curious to see how many NFL players will be on the field for the anthem that first NFL weekend.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 23, 2018
The NFL is 80% black. Imagine if they all sat out a Sunday or two...— Travon Free (@Travon) May 23, 2018
The NFL Owners: We want this protest conversation thing to die off and focus on football.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) May 23, 2018
The NFL Owners, as intellectuals: I wonder what happens if we pour kerosene on these smoldering embers...