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Republican lawmaker compares NFL protests to ‘players giving Nazi salutes’

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

A Republican congressman from New York on Saturday said NFL player protests over police brutality and racial injustice were “premised on lies”, and compared the action of kneeling during the playing of the national anthem to “players giving Nazi salutes” or “spewing racism”. The remarks, by Long Island US representative Peter King, drew a furious online response.

Peter King Compares NFL Players Kneeling During National Anthem to Giving Nazi Salute

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

New York Republican Representative Peter King compared National Football League Players who kneel during the National Anthem to giving the Nazi salute. Saturday, King slammed New York Jets co-owner and chairman Christopher Johnson who announced on Wednesday that he would pay fines for any of the players who wanted to kneel during the National Anthem. “Disgraceful that @nyjets owner will pay fines for players who kneel for National Anthem.

New York congressman compares kneeling for national anthem to Nazi salute, blasts Jets chairman Christopher Johnson

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Jets chairman Christopher Johnson has offered to pay the fines of players who kneel for the anthem. The fallout from the NFL’s decision to force players on the field to stand for the national anthem took another political turn on Saturday when New York Rep. Pete King (R) compared kneeling for the anthem to “players giving Nazi salutes or spewing [sic] racism” on Twitter. Disgraceful that @nyjets owner will pay fines for players who kneel for National Anthem.

New York Congressman blasts the Jets over anthem stance

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

It’s official: The NFL’s new national anthem policy did not make things better. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league’s new anthem policy, he hoped to placate those on the right, who have insisted that players should stand, while not alienating those on the left by allowing players to remain in the locker room if they didn’t want to stand on the field while the anthem played.

New York Congressman blasts the Jets over anthem stance

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

It’s official: The NFL’s new national anthem policy did not make things better. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league’s new anthem policy, he hoped to placate those on the right, who have insisted that players should stand, while not alienating those on the left by allowing players to remain in the locker room if they didn’t want to stand on the field while the anthem played.

As the NFL Bans Kneeling During the National Anthem, a New Petition Urges Sponsors to Boycott the League

Friday, May 25th, 2018

After the NFL banned players from taking a knee during the national anthem, major sponsors of the league are facing calls to pull their support. The NFL said Wednesday that players are free to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, but if they go out and kneel—which many have been doing to protest policy brutality—then they will face a fine. Sponsors including Nike nke , Anheuser-Busch, Bose, Ford f , Hyundai hymtf and Under Armour uaa have already said that they support the players’ right to free speech, and now they’re under pressure to put that support into action.

Jets, NFL could be on an anthem collision course

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson became the first NFL owner to deviate from the non-unanimous unanimous non-vote vote to change the anthem policy. The NFL typically doesn’t regard fines as parking tickets, where you just violate the rule, write the check, repeat, repeat, repeat. Instead, the NFL tends to increase the punishment in order to stop the underlying behavior.

Just One NFL CEO Will Pay Fines for Players Who Want to Kneel During the National Anthem

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The NFL this week created a new policy that will punish players who opt to kneel during the national anthem, threatening players with a fine and other possible penalties if take part in this act of protest. In a response that has been disappointing to many players and fans, the CEOs of the NFL’s teams voted to impose this new policy on players. According to Newsday, New York Jets chairman Christopher Johnson has said he will pay fines for players.

NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. The NFL gave teams the option of developing their own workplace rules, which many players interpreted as a backhanded way of subjecting them to fines, suspensions or loss of jobs should they carry on with the protests. For now, other than New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson's decision to pay any fines doled out by the league without passing punishment to the players, each franchise's approach is uncertain.

NFL Team Owner Says He’ll Cover Any Fines if Players Don’t Stand for National Anthem

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Soon after the NFL announced it would issue fines if players do not stand during the national anthem before games, one team owner said he will cover any financial penalties that come as a result of players protesting. Johnson said that he prefers that players stand during the national anthem, but he will not punish players who decide to protest. Johnson’s statements came right after the NFL announced a new national anthem policy.