Amid a nationwide conversation regarding player's in-game protests during "The Star-Spangled Banner", and threats to boycott Sunday games in observance of Veteran's Day, the NFL and the NFLPA announced Saturday that there had been "no change" to its national anthem policy.
Amid protests during the national anthem before NFL games, Veterans Day weekend is here, and many are wondering what will happen.
Boycott the National Football League, a Facebook page with more than 227,000 followers, called on fans to turn the games off on Saturday "in solidarity with veterans around the country", and other conservative watchdog groups asked fans to do the same.
In Colorado, a decorated local veteran recently turned down an invitation from the Denver Broncos to be honored during Sunday night's game against the New England Patriots, Fox 31 reported. 2ndVote told the newspaper. During a meeting of NFL owners earlier in October, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said "we can't have the inmates running the prison", referring to player demonstrations during the national anthem.
Meanwhile, the league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement that said "there has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem", which states that players "should" stand for the anthem.
Instead of showing players protesting, the station took their cameras off the field to a battleship.
At least 22,000 people on Facebook have said they plan to boycott the games this week.
"It's a protest of the National Football League player kneeling, which we find disrespectful", Elliott said.
In the eight 1 p.m. ET games on Sunday, no players were observed kneeling during the national anthem.
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