NFL PLAYERS TAKE A KNEE ON THE SEASON

NFL PLAYERS TAKE A KNEE ON THE SEASON


As we know, Colin Kaepernick ignited a nationwide protest when he began kneeling

for the national anthem before NFL games in 2016. Four years later and those

profound reverberations are still being felt throughout the sporting world.


Last year, the NFL powers that be unanimously approved a new national anthem

policy that required players to stand should they be on the field during the anthem

while at the same time giving others the option to remain in the locker room for the

anthem if they preferred. Yet kneeling out in public remained firmly taboo. The

policy was in any event rescinded before the season even started.


However, since the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police in May of