Skip to comments.Texans plan pregame protest; method to be revealed Sunday
Posted on 10/29/2017 5:11:41 AM PDT by C19fan
Houston Texans players are planning to protest as a unit before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks in the wake of team owner Bob McNair's controversial "inmates running the prison" comment, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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36 US Code 301
36 U.S. Code § 301 - National anthem
The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
(b)Conduct During Playing.During a rendition of the national anthem
(1) when the flag is displayed
(A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;
(B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and
(C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
(2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
(Pub. L. 105225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1263; Pub. L. 110417, [div. A], title V, § 595, Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4475.)
They could REALLY protest by returning their paychecks to the front office.
They are going to quit?
Or are they going to continue to carry water for Massah McNair?
Houston Texans players are planning to protest as a unit before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks in the wake of team owner Bob McNair’s controversial “inmates running the prison” comment, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Not a yuge football fan, but where in that quote does it tell me what team Bob McNair owns?
I see they are playing the Seahawks, but that could be incidental,(first opportunity they had to protest).
“They could REALLY protest by returning their paychecks to the front office....”
.....thereby putting their money where their mouth is.
I just love mixing politics with sports. That’s why I watch sports
on TV — so I can get a dose of white guilt.
They will slam their spoons on the table in unison at chow time.
Who cares? Go ‘Stros!
This is now RIDICULOUS.
A bunch of spoiled, over-paid brainless people who always want attention.
Who the heck needs them?
There’s bound to be an old Jimmy Stewart movie on another channel...
There are millions of alternatives.
All sorts of things. Anything.
I’m planning a protest as well. Not. Gonna. Watch.
The Texans owner, Bob McNair, needs to grow a pair and stand up to thugs.
How ironic. They have the “right” to disrespect America and ridicule the fans who criticize them. Now they are protesting an owner who exercised his “right” to say what he thinks, which happened to offend their entitled sensibility. But it shows the NFL is losing control. Before long the only reason people will turn on a game will be to see what new way players have found to protest and against what perceived slight.
I’ve got next year’s firewood to stack and cover...
Wages will be severely reduced for everyone, non kneelers included.
The owner should tell the boys to go home, the game is cancelled. Of course it won’t happen, but forfeiting a game would really send a message.
Apparently, that applies to foreigners, as well - which I find hard to accept.
Does this code no where reference foreigners, and how they are expected / required to act?
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