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49ers won't force players to stand for national anthem

12 Octobre 2017

That's according to 49ers safety Eric Reid, who recently had a conversation with York.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Sunday said any of his players that didn't stand during the anthem would be benched, which came in stark contrast to statements issued by owners throughout the league highlighting "unity" following President Donald Trump's condemnation of players kneeling for the anthem before Week 3.

When McCain implied that kneeling during the national anthem is not "good for America", Reid told-off the former Fox News host by explaining the protests have nothing to do with "disrespecting the military or the anthem", like many conservatives believe.

In the latest twist involving the National Football League and players who are protesting social injustice by kneeling during the anthem, Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo to 32 teams Tuesday in which he encouraged players to stand. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also has requested that his players stand.

At its regularly scheduled fall meetings next week, the National Football League will discuss the anthem issue.

"He's expressed very clearly that he wants to support us". We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. It's a peaceful protest - we're not doing anything violent.

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Last year, York matched Colin Kaepernick's $1 million donation to underserved communities shortly after his landmark anthem protest became public.

"I was hoping that it wasn't", going to shift the tone of the conversation, Reid said, "but I guess, they said it was going to be a one week thing when they did it".

"He went to that game knowing we're going to protest again".

During the segment, McCain attempted to defend Vice President Mike Pence's highly-publicized walkout by asking if she would have "oppressed" Reid by bailing on an National Football League game after players kneeled for the anthem.

More than 20 49ers players took a knee during the anthem during the last two games, while team-mates stood behind them with hands on their shoulders.

The following week, Kaepernick was joined by Reid and Eli Harold as all three players took a knee during the anthem. The 49ers ownership has supported players' rights to protest since last season.

49ers won't force players to stand for national anthem