We’re heading into the third season of NFL players’ peaceful protest of racial injustice during the national anthem being a divisive issue for the league.
During the owners meetings in Atlanta, the NFL explored ways to approach the national anthem going forward.
A proposed solution, according to MMQB, would include the home team choosing whether teams would come out for the anthem and a 15-yard penalty assessed on teams with kneeling players.
Ideas don’t get much worse than that. Both the message it would send to players (penalizing peaceful protest of racial injustice) and the practical flaws had the internet roasting the reported solution.
Like, what if both teams have a player kneeling?
I’d support this idea:
The NFL world continued to rip the idea apart.
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