The NFL announced Saturday that there isn't going to be any change to its national anthem policy, despite an escalating boycott of games over Veterans Day weekend.
The Times reported that a "half-dozen Seattle Seahawks players who have sat during the national anthem stood up for the flag at Thursday night's game".
According to the Tribune-Review, the Lower Burrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 92 will not show Sunday's afternoon broadcast between the Steelers and Indianapolis Colts due to "the lack of respect by the National Football League of our flag and our country", a sign says on the organization's door at its Wildlife Lodge Road site.
The protests broadened across the league in September, after President Donald Trump told an Alabama crowd that any player protesting during the anthem should be removed from the field. But what they showed is something we haven't been used to seeing this season. "They should do it on their own time, not while they're working". "Americans are sick of the disrespectful National Anthem protests that the NFL has not only allowed to continue, but has institutionalized in pregame ceremonies". About six to eight Seahawks players had been sitting or kneeling during the anthem, but defensive end Michael Bennett (one of the leading kneelers) said the team made a decision to stand as a show of support for the military in honor of Veterans Day.
About 78,000 people "liked" the post for boycotting this weekend's National Football League game, while the site attracted more than 230,000 people who also "liked" the page.