Trump Mocks NFL Over Dip In Broadcast Ratings

Report NFL won’t implement new national anthem policy this season allowing protests to continue

Report NFL won’t implement new national anthem policy this season allowing protests to continue

"Only if they return to the field will he consider standing during the national anthem", wrote the Times.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has shown his support for players that knelt during the USA national anthem in week one of the 2018 NFL season.

As the NFL regular season gets fully underway don't expect the league to be implementing any new policies related to the national anthem anytime soon, according to a report by ESPN.

Kaepernick, who first kneeled during the United States national anthem in 2016 and has not played since January 2017, took to social media to hail the Dolphins duo for their bravery.

Miami Dolphins' players Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson both chose to take a knee during the national anthem of the first Sunday football game of the regular season.

He voices a new Nike commercial that was unveiled during the first game of the National Football League season between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.

"My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed", Kaepernick tweeted. He noted Stills and Wilson "have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated".

At the peak of the anthem protests, as many as 200 players would partake.

Kaepernick is the face of Nike's new ad campaign, which promotes the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" advertising. "Otherwise worse!" Trump said.

However, NBC did show the anthem on Thursday night (but not before Sunday night's Bears-Packers game), and no players kneeled or protested in other ways.

NFL players resumed kneeling protests during the pre-game playing of the US national anthem at Sunday's 2018 season openers as US President Donald Trump warned dimming TV ratings will plunge.

But the NFL Players Association filed a grievance over the policy, saying it denied members freedom of expression, and talks could not resolve the issue before the season began. Of the 2,880 players who were on the sidelines for preseason games this year, only two players took a knee and one sat during the anthem.

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