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NFL announces ‘no change’ in national-anthem policy in face of Veterans Day boycotts
The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2017 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 11/11/2017 11:47:44 AM PST by jazusamo

The NFL announced Saturday there has been “no change” in its national-anthem policy despite a Veterans Day campaign to boycott Sunday’s games over the take-a-knee protests.

Boycott the NFL, a Facebook page with more than 227,000 followers, has called on supporters to tune out Sunday’s games “in solidarity with veterans around the country,” while the conservative watchdog group 2ndVote asked fans to “stiff-arm the NFL.”

“We’re sending the National Football League, its corporate sponsors, and the television networks a message this Veterans Day weekend!” said 2ndVote. “Americans are sick of the disrespectful National Anthem protests that the NFL has not only allowed to continue, but has institutionalized in pregame ceremonies.”

About 22,000 people have indicated on Facebook that they plan to turn off the television for games.

2ndVote, which monitors corporate political activity, also launched the hashtag #STANDwithVets.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Sports
KEYWORDS: nationalanthym; nfl; takeaknee; veteransday
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NFL doubling down on stupid, bye bye idiots.
1 posted on 11/11/2017 11:47:44 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

F*CK the NFL.


2 posted on 11/11/2017 11:48:54 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: jazusamo

Almost wish I were still watching so I could quit.


3 posted on 11/11/2017 11:48:58 AM PST by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: jazusamo

NFL out of the USA!


4 posted on 11/11/2017 11:50:02 AM PST by Vision (If you can't respect the Anthem, then it's time for you to find another home.)
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To: Vision

They don’t belong here.


5 posted on 11/11/2017 11:50:30 AM PST by Vision (If you can't respect the Anthem, then it's time for you to find another home.)
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To: jazusamo

A damn bloody war was fought that almost divided this nation to free those thankless SOBs. Now, they think they can disrespect our nation and flag and get away with it? Screw you, thugs. GTFO out of our country. Go somewhere else that believes in your BS.


6 posted on 11/11/2017 11:51:20 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: jazusamo

NFL....No Fing Loyalty


7 posted on 11/11/2017 11:53:43 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jazusamo

Now I have to really keep not watching.


8 posted on 11/11/2017 11:54:23 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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To: jazusamo

Don’t care. I have Negro Fantigue Syndrome.


9 posted on 11/11/2017 11:54:45 AM PST by TTFlyer
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A "soft boycott" hurts them. By that I mean boycott items that have an acceptable alternative. Like pizza, beer, and other foods. Don't buy or wear any NFL merchandise.

That will cut down their revenue. They're already in a downward spiral with injury lawsuits and suburban soccer moms who won't let their lads play football. It'll cause smaller schools to give up football.

Anything that affects the bottom line of the NFL affects the whole league, even those cities that are still filling the stands.

10 posted on 11/11/2017 11:55:31 AM PST by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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Rule A62-63 of the NFL Rulebook:
The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

They're breaking their own rules.

11 posted on 11/11/2017 11:56:02 AM PST by Jim 0216
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see? it is not just a few idiot disloyal Ahole player jerk*ffs.
IT IS THE LEAGUE MANAGEMENT, TOO!

We won’t ever give one red cent to NFL ever again!
F*CK NFL!


12 posted on 11/11/2017 11:56:08 AM PST by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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MAGA!

Lets git ‘er done, folks!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

13 posted on 11/11/2017 11:58:13 AM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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For months they have insisted that this was not about service members, vets, those who have fallen. No hiding it now. Let them die on that sword.


14 posted on 11/11/2017 11:58:29 AM PST by NImerc
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-—Boycott the NFL, a Facebook page with more than 227,000 followers,...-—

Just for the record some people, like yours truly, do not do Facebook.

But I still do not watch the NFL games, any pregame, or sports talk program. And I have purchased exactly zero NFL paraphernalia this year for Christmas.

I bet I am not alone. Therefore, it’s a mistake to think that 227,000 number is all inclusive.


15 posted on 11/11/2017 11:59:39 AM PST by Paulie (America without Christ is like a Chemistry book without the periodic table.)
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To: TTFlyer

LMAO


16 posted on 11/11/2017 12:00:10 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Howie66

NFL Players Association Contact Us page.

Simple, easy link.

https://www.nflpa.com/contact-us


17 posted on 11/11/2017 12:00:26 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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Keep Digging, Boys! *Rolleyes*

UW Badger Football on in 30 minutes. No NFL for me, anymore.

18 posted on 11/11/2017 12:00:43 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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To: jazusamo

Any wonder Jerry Jones is trying to oust Goodell?


19 posted on 11/11/2017 12:01:10 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Jim 0216

Yes, but the loophole for the idiot protesters is the word ‘should’, the NFL is too gutless to change it to ‘will’.


20 posted on 11/11/2017 12:01:53 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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