Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
CO-PRESENTED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
2-min read

Trump Again Slams NFL Players for ‘Taking a Knee’ During National Anthem

A new NFL policy announced earlier this year requires players to stand during the national anthem but gives them an option of remaining in the locker room during the pregame performance of the song if they choose.

PTI

Updated:August 11, 2018, 1:37 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Trump Again Slams NFL Players for ‘Taking a Knee’ During National Anthem
A new NFL policy announced earlier this year requires players to stand during the national anthem but gives them an option of remaining in the locker room during the pregame performance of the song if they choose.
Washington: President Donald Trump has blasted the NFL players for kneeling and raising a fist in protest at the preseason games, saying those who fail to stand during the national anthem should be "suspended without pay".

On Thursday, over the course of 12 National Football League (NFL) preseason games, several NFL players took a knee, raised their fists or stayed off the field as the national anthem played.

"The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.

Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their 'outrage' at something that most of them are unable to define.

They make a fortune doing what they love," Trump tweeted yesterday.

"Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be
Suspended Without Pay!" he said.

Trump has attacked those kinds of protests for more than a year, even going so far as to say that players who do not stand for the national anthem "maybe shouldn't be in the country," the NBC News reported.

A new NFL policy announced earlier this year requires players to stand during the national anthem but gives them an option of remaining in the locker room during the pregame performance of the song if they choose.

The anthem-kneeling controversy has been raging since 2016 when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback with the 49ers, first refused to stand as a lone protest against police brutality, particularly toward black Americans and racial oppression.

As the peaceful protests, conducted predominantly by black athletes, expanded, Trump began lashing out, criticising the kneeling as "disgraceful".

Among several players who protested during Thursday's games included Malcolm Jenkins, who raised a fist during the anthem.

"Before we enjoy this game let's take some time to ponder that more than 60 per cent of the prison population are people
of colour," he tweeted ahead of the game.

"The NFL is made up of 70 per cent African-Americans. What you witness on the field does not represent the reality of everyday America. We are the anomalies," he was quoted as saying in the report.
(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results