Yesterday, the NFL announced new rules requiring players to “show respect for the flag” and stand for the national anthem if they are on the sidelines. They will also have the option to remain in the locker room.
“Typical of the NFL. Appealing to their fanbase. Basically just trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism, nationalism. Idiotic.”
It should be noted that the NBA has a rule that requires players to stand during the national anthem, and that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver circulated a memo reminding the players of that prior to this season.
This likely won’t be the last opinion we hear on this matter.