NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTESTS
NFL cornerback Richard Sherman, never known to hold his tongue, said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has an “old plantation mentality” in demanding that his players stand for the national anthem. Last week, Jones said his Cowboys will not be allowed to stay in the locker room during the anthem, and must be on the field for the […]
After Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter blamed NFL anthem protests for sluggish sales this week, prompting a multitude of ridicule on social media, Pizza Hut said their sales are just fine, reports USA Today’s ForTheWin blog. On Thursday, Pizza Hut’s parent company Yum Brands made it clear that their business hasn’t seen the impact from NFL player protests […]
Did players ever really need the league’s permission? UPDATE 2:38 PM EST: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference Wednesday to again comment on the ongoing demonstrations during the National Anthem. “We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That’s an important part of our policy,” Goodell said. His comments come on the heels […]
During his Rose Garden press conference, President Trump claimed that former President Obama didn’t call the families of dead soldiers, a statement that he made without proof, to explain why he, the current president, had not contacted the families of the four soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger. However, that moment was not as bizarre […]
The controversial National Anthem protest is over for one National Football League Player. Citing progress toward ending police violence, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said on Sunday he plans to stand for the anthem in the second half of the season, USA Today reports. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick inspired Marshall and other athletes […]
President Barack Obama again defended Colin Kaepernick's right to protest during CNN's presidential town on Wednesday night.
Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest is quickly spreading throughout the NFL. Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest is quickly spreading throughout the NFL. Multiple players performed acts of solidarity with the San Francisco 49ers quarterback on Sunday afternoon, including members of the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins. Four players from the Dolphins took a knee, […]