Poll: Voter opinions nearly split on protests during national anthem

Opinions regarding NFL player protests against racial inequality and police brutality remain split with 54% of voters saying it is inappropriate to kneel in protest during the national anthem, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. By the numbers: An overwhelming majority of Republicans believe it is inappropriate to do at 88%, but…

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How Trump’s Pressure Influenced the NFL to Change Its Anthem Rules

President Donald Trump didn’t mince words last fall when he explained to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he wouldn’t relent in his criticism of NFL players who were kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice. “This is a very winning, strong issue for me,” Mr. Trump said in a phone call, according…

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#TakeAKnee: Groups, fans slam NFL national anthem protest rule

Right groups, fans, sports analysts and players have hit back at the National Football League’s (NFL) decision to fine teams if their players refused to stand for the pre-game US national anthem, renewing debate over racial injustice and the right to protest in the country.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new policy on Wednesday…

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