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Some NFL Owners Believe Anthem Policy Will Change If Protests Continue

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:11 PM

Some NFL owners reportedly think there'll be a change to the league's anthem policy if players' protests persist — reverting to a practice to keep players in the locker room during the song.

"I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen," one unnamed source told The Washington Post.

"I think most owners would support it, particularly if players continue to kneel this season."

According to the Post, though several others echoed similar feelings, there haven't been been any detailed discussions about reverting to the pre-2009 practice of leaving teams and players in the locker room for the anthem.

"It would certainly have to be considered very strongly," an unnamed official with an NFL franchise told the Post.

The NFL has been under pressure from the White House in the face of continued protests, with President Donald Trump in September suggesting those taking a knee should be fired.

On Monday, Trump called for Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch to be suspended for the remainder of the season after Lynch sat for the U.S. anthem, but stood for the Mexican anthem during a game in Mexico City.

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Some NFL owners reportedly think there'll be a change to the league's anthem policy if players' protests persist — reverting to a practice to keep players in the locker room during the song.
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