NFL Announces Proposed Penalty For Kneeling For Anthem – The Fans Are Pissed

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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Update: NFL Requires NFL Players To Stand For Anthem


NFL owners are proposing that teams meet in the locker rooms before the anthem in order to decide if they wish to take the field for the song. If they decide to, they will be penalized 15 yards for each player who kneels.

The proposed deliberation and penalties were reported first by Sports Illustrated.

The in-game penalty proposed by NFL owners came during a three-hour session of conversation between owners and family members in Atlanta. The anthem protests led to the most controversial season in recent NFL history, where players and team owners fought with angry fans and the President of the United States over the unpopular protests.

The 15 yard penalty for kneeling was roundly criticized by NFL fans on Twitter.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, two NFL players who were the first to kneel for the anthem, filed lawsuits against the NFL  for “colluding” to keep them from playing.