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New NFL rules: teams face fines if players kneel during national anthem

NFL owners have issued new guidelines which will see teams fined if their players or staff do not show appropriate respect for the national anthem NFL owners have issued new guidelines that will see teams fined if their players or staff do not show appropriate respect for the national anthem. Dozens of NFL players have knelt during the anthem over the past two seasons in protest against social injustice in the United States. Critics of the protests, Vice President Mike Pence (@VP)

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Director Adam McKay taking a knee during NFL season until a team signs Colin Kaepernick

Hollywood director Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “The Big Short”) isn’t new to helping lump politics and sports together, and Colin Kaepernick remaining a free agent after the Miami Dolphins took a pass on the Fidel Castro supporter has angered the SNL writing staff alum: If Kaepernick is black balled I have to boycott NFL. Love football but banning a guy for using Constitutional right to protest=anti-American — Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 6, 2017 McKay got plenty of support, such as this: I agree. Shutting off all #NFL stuff (taking…

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