The NFL is making plans to stop the phenomenon of “taking the knee” during the recital of the national anthem to protest against racial discrimination and prejudice. The American Football world has been rocked after an increased rate of players taking their knees during the recital of the national anthem, and it is now understood that the NFL wants to clamp down on it, as they don’t want the league to be divided along racial lines. The NFL meets in New York next week and has highlighted the intention of “taking the knee” being discussed extensively.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick started the protest last year when he sat down as the Star-Spangled Banner was played during a pre-season game in 2016. He later explained his decision insisting that it was taken with honest intentions to highlight the growing trend of white supremacist extremists who are taking African American brutality to new and dangerous extremes. American president, Donald Trump has come in for a lot of criticism for insisting that players that “take the knee” should be sanctioned. You can also bet in the UK with free bets uk for the betting tips.
Roger Goodell, who has been commissioner of the NFL since 2006, has stated that the disputes over the protests threaten “to erode the game’s unifying power” and called on clubs to resolve the issue. The NFL has also sent memos to all teams highlighting the desire of the organizatiom to maintain a united front. The letter read “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game.”We want to honourour flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues.”
The meeting next week is ecpected to be an avenue to resolve all conflicts and ensure that the sport wins in the end.