Knee Jerks

Their league is built on a tough guy brand, but the NFL owners sure are a bunch of spineless wimps. Instead of addressing the controversy that motivated some players to kneel during the anthem, the league owners have managed to turn the kneeling itself into the controversy. From NPR: “Unveiling a new policy after months of controversy and debate over players taking a knee or otherwise making statements during the national anthem, the NFL says all of its athletes and staff ‘shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem‘ if they’re on the field.” (The reason I always stand for the national anthem is because I live in a country that allows citizens not to.)

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