Brandon Marshall: Donald Trump's Comments on NFL Anthem Policy 'Disgusting'

Brandon Marshall: Donald Trump's Comments on NFL Anthem Policy 'Disgusting'

The kneeling controversy has cost the National Football League a lot of money over the last couple of years, and will continue to do so, until team owners get their players fully in line.

Kerr, 52, called the new NFL mandate "idiotic" and "just typical of the NFL", ESPN reported.

Baldwin is one of several players, including Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins, who aren't fans of the new policy.

The NFL this week ruled that players who are on the field when the national anthem is played must stand at attention or the teams will be fined an unspecified amount.

Shortly after the NFL's ruling, the NFL Players Association responded with a statement, saying they will fight the ruling.

Players who choose not to stand may remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished.

Across the league, players were asked for their reaction to the new policy, Trump's words, and the ongoing conversation surrounding the protests.

"They're just playing off their fan base, and they're just basically trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring people". "But still, I think it's good", Trump beamed in the interview, taped previous afternoon while Trump attended an anti-immigration event in NY. "I'm proud to be in a league that understands that patriotism in America is about free speech and about peaceful protesting". "I don't think people should be staying in the locker rooms, but still I think it's good". They weren't disrespecting the flag or military.

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Then Kerr goes one step further, placing the blame on president Donald Trump.

Kerr went on to call out the NFL's seemingly willful misreading of the nature of the protests, and note the differences between how the National Football League and NBA handled the idea of patriotism and its intersection with sports. "You do not want to look back decades later as elders and say damn I wish I would've stood up".

But, theoretically, teams could punish their own players in any number of ways-including the issuing of their own fines-for violating the new NFL national anthem policy.

This season, all-league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem. Franchises can also fine the player or personnel for the infraction.

"The NFL really missed it this time", Baldwin said.

According to NFL.com, other players are weighing their options on whether they will be making "different on-field gestures" to highlight their cause.

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