Article below by Jill Martin at cnn.com. Our commentary on this disgraceful rule change is here. Suffice it to say that Black people need to find their courage. Not only should players not stand for this anthem, no Black people should anywhere it is played. That the NFL has decided to force players to stand if they are on the sidelines lest their team be fined, and possibly the players themselves, is a poor strategy that will backfire.
NFL players must stand during the National Anthem this season, team owners decided Wednesday, a reaction to fierce backlash against some who took a knee in symbolic opposition to the systemic oppression of people of color, including by police.