NBA Coach Steve Kerr Blasts NFL For 'Scaring People' With 'Fake Patriotism'

Saturday, 26 May, 2018

"And most particularly, (we considered) the members of our military and veterans communities who we've heard a lot from over the past year about what it means to respect the flag and the national anthem".

On Wednesday, the NFL owners announced a new policy that players who choose to kneel during the national anthem risk punishment or their teams facing possible financial penalties.

The decision was lauded by President Donald Trump, who suggested Thursday in a Fox interview that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem.

And that led to Baldwin being asked about Trump's comment following the team's Organized Team Activity workout.

"It's devastating any time you hear a story like this", Kerr said. I respect the man because he's a human being, first and foremost, but he's just being more divisive.

Ironically, the best defense of the NFL's new protest ban is an argument most often put forward by leftists who defend disinvitations and shut-downs of offensive speakers on campus. It is what it is. But for him to say anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints or his constituents viewpoints should be kicked out of the country is not very empathetic. With my foundation. I'm actually taking my (foundation) kids to D.C. this weekend ... It's not very patriotic. Ross knows that. He has said he was surprised that some people took it that way. If a player chooses to protest on the field during the anthem, the National Football League will fine the team. "I hate that we have to go down this route, but it is what it is". The results of the poll were sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league executives. "It seems that way", Wilson said. "I think that's part of it". If somebody wants to protest in that way, while I disagree, that's okay.

When Black turned in her Titans tickets, Democrat candidate for governor Craig Fitzhugh told News 2 he wanted to buy them to show support for the players right to protest.

Now, Carroll said, it's an issue the team will again have to work through. That's something that we think we owe.

Now we look back at those moments as signifiers of the times.

"It was unfortunate that on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of National Football League players were unpatriotic", Goodell said Wednesday in the statement.

On his thoughts about the rule changes: "I haven't really thought too much about it because it's not really going to affect me".

"I love my children".

"It's kind of what's wrong with the country right now".

"We'll have conversations, " Baldwin said. "It's yet to be seen". If you don't like the rules where you work you are free to quit and go see if you can find someone willing to pay you a half million dollars per year for stocking the shelves at Target.

But the NFL's proposed penalties are not going to stop players from protesting, according to Melvin. Where this all matters is with the casual fans - the ones who tune in for playoff games and drive ratings, the ones who buy a sweatshirt for a sports fan in their family at Christmas, the ones whose top-of-your-head football players at this point might be limited to the rapey guy, Trump's buddy, and the guy they won't let play because of Trump. "I didn't raise a fist". The flag and national anthem used to do the same thing. Their words and actions have demonstrated not only that they have a great deal of respect for our country, but also that they are committed to finding productive ways to fight social injustice, poverty and other societal issues that are important to all of us.