HorseMeat4200 - You don't think the NFL learned in the late 80's that people don't want to see scab players?
Kwang - The NFL players hold all of the power here. If they had any balls every player in the league would kneel this weekend. If they suffer consequences then just refuse to play.
They would all be out of a job. They know who butters their bread.
What if they put this rule in and they kneel during the playoffs? Are you going to suspend someone for the Superbowl?
they would use it as a negotiation tactic to threaten a lockout and leverage it to reduce player salaries
How much more nationalistic do you need to be? Does it not bother you that the nfl has been politicised, the weirdness of it all? Isn't it strange that people are fixated that the national anthem has to be played before each game?
What does politics have to do with football?
when the UK national anthem was playing, the NFL players stood. it wasn't because they are patriotic toward the United Kingdom. it was a sign of common decency and respect.
when the US national anthem was playing, Usain Bolt who is a Jamaican national stopped an interview as a sign of common decency and respect. Usain Bolt isn't being patriotic toward the US.
when the Canadian national anthem is playing, US NHL players continue standing as a sign of common decency and respect. US NHL players aren't being patriotic to Canada.
when the US national anthem is playing, Canadian NHL players continue standing as a sign of common decency and respect. Canadian NHL players aren't being patriotic to the US.
Standing during a national anthem is a sign of common decency and respect. It isn't a patriotic act. Kneeling during the national anthem is a sign of disrespect.