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NFL Backs Down After What Fans Across America Have Done About Kneeling Players

Majority of NFL players staged an unprecedented wave of protest this week and has been facing some serious backlash.

Many fans are sick and tired of the entitled attitude many of the players have these past few weeks. There have been numerous reports of fans burning their memorabilia and swearing off their favorite teams that they have rooted on for many years.

Even President Trump is sick of their attitude and maintained his attack on players who kneel in protest against the national anthem.

It was a climactic day for a movement that began with a single backup quarterback kneeling before a pre-season game 13 months ago and has since prompted a nation to wrestle with questions of free speech and racial justice.

As recalled, owners of NFL teams supported their players’ freedom of expression, but now everything is about to change after they have seen a major drop in revenue. As a result of the fan backlash, several teams have decided to resume standing during the Star Spangled Banner. According to reports, the Denver Broncos released a statement informing their fans that they will “be standing together” during the anthem in future games.

This is just the start and very soon more teams will follow their lead. Without fans, the NFL will never stand a chance at surviving.

The Denver Broncos released a statement earlier this week informing their fans that they will “be standing together” during the anthem in future games.

The Denver Broncos released a statement earlier this week informing their fans that they will “be standing together” during the anthem in future games.

In their Twitter post stated:

Message From Our Players,” which they published online, the players stated, “our locker room is one diverse place, and that’s what makes it so special. It’s where thoughtful, intelligent leaders from all different races, religions, and backgrounds come together,” noting, “we may have different values and beliefs, but there’s one thing we all agree on: we’re a team and we stand together — no matter how divisive some comments and issues can be, nothing should ever get in the way of that. Starting Sunday, we’ll be standing together.

In addition to the Broncos, it was recently revealed that the Pittsburgh Steelers will also resume standing during the protest. “I promise you one thing, this week we will all be standing out there for the national anthem. Trust me,” vowed Maurkice Pouncey, the Center for the Steelers, while speaking to reporters about the backlash that the team faced for standing in the stadium’s tunnel during the anthem.

“We respect our flag, and we respect our military and everything that is a part of it. I think this week we are going to show that. We are sorry for all of our fans who are upset about the things that went down, and I think we’ll come together and all of this will be out the window,” he added.

“As far as I know it’s 100 percent participation,” he continued, noting, “we love this country. It’s America. We know there are injustices in this world, but to me, personally, football is football and that’s what we need to approach it as.”

The New Orleans Saints have also backed down from kneeling during the anthem. According to Drew Brees, the Quarterback for the team, instead of kneeling during the national anthem, they will be kneeling before it starts and then standing when it begins. “As a way to show respect to all, our #Saints team will kneel in solidarity prior to the national anthem & stand together during the anthem,” explained Brees on Twitter.

Article Sources: Politicalmayhem, Conservative Daily Post Image Credit: Denver Broncos/Twitter

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