Article by Bob Glauber at newsday.com. Acting Jets Owner Christopher Johnson appears to get that forcing players to stand is a bad idea, though, he, along with other owners, did not bother to sign Kap. That so many of them are so concerned with the sensibilities of racists who are more concerned with forcing Black subservience than protecting players rights is quite telling.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Jets CEO Christopher Johnson doesn’t want to see the NFL mandate that all players stand for the national anthem.
“I don’t approve of changing the current status,” Johnson said Sunday before the NFL’s annual spring owners meetings. “I know there’s some discussion about keeping players off the field until after the anthem. I think that’s a particularly bad idea.”
The anthem issue has become a hot-button topic for the NFL after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the song throughout the 2016 season, and president Donald Trump has frequently criticized players who don’t stand for the anthem. Kaepernick and a handful of other players took a knee to protest racial injustice in the United States.
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