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Jim Brown Changes His Stance On National Anthem Protests

It sounds like Jim Brown is softening his stance when it comes to the national anthem protests.

Back in August, Brown made it very clear that he has too much respect for the United States to kneel during the national anthem, but he didn’t have a problem with the NFL players who knelt on Veteran’s Day.

“I think if they wanted to kneel and it was within the rules of the game, it’s fine with me,” Brown told TMZ on Sunday night. “I really don’t want to speak for anyone else, and I don’t want to be negative about too many things.”

When Brown spoke about the protest in the past he said he didn’t have a problem with player’s getting involved with activism, but if this particular protest had happened when he was playing he would not have kneeled. (RELATED: Jim Brown On Kaepernick: ‘I Don’t Desecrate My Flag)

“I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American,” Brown said. “I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.”