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Report: All Patriots To Stand For National Anthem Against Panthers
CBS Boston ^ | 27 September 2017

Posted on 09/27/2017 1:10:31 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Just one week after many members of the Patriots kneeled during the national anthem, a new report indicates that they will all stand together as a team next time out.

A league source told CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will stand during the national anthem before next Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Many stood and interlocked their arms during the anthem last Sunday before the game against the Texans, while a large portion kneeled.

Teams across the league had similar demonstrations last Sunday, which were mostly a response to controversial comments made by President Donald Trump about NFL players who sit or kneel during the national anthem. The president described such players as ‘sons of bitches’ during a rally in Alabama last Friday, also declaring that they should be fired for doing so.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft was among many executives across the league to respond to Trump’s comments, saying he was “deeply disappointed” by his remarks. Quarterback Tom Brady also said he “disagrees” with what Trump said, supporting his teammates’ right to choose what to do during the anthem. Both Kraft and Brady stood during the anthem last Sunday, while Brady locked arms with Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett.

The decision of many players to kneel during the national anthem in Foxboro drew a wide range of reactions, some negative. Former Patriots tackle Matt Light said he felt “ashamed” to be a Patriot for the first time in his life. Fans appeared split on the issue of players protesting the anthem.

If the Patriots do end up standing as a collective group during the national anthem next Sunday, it will send the message of unity that the players were trying to send last weekend.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: anthem; football; newenglandpatriots; nfl; nflwaronfans; patriots; robertkraft; sports; toolate
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Well, it took them long enough...and some threats and boycotts. The comments on this story are spot on.
1 posted on 09/27/2017 1:10:31 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Well gee I guess the threat of losing MILLIONS of fans finally got to them


2 posted on 09/27/2017 1:12:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
The president described such players as ‘sons of bitches’ during a rally in Alabama

No, he did not.

I FREAKIN' HATE THE LYING MEDIA!

3 posted on 09/27/2017 1:13:22 PM PDT by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

I’ll believe it when I see it.

I’m keeping the NFL OFF.


4 posted on 09/27/2017 1:13:53 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Only their self-aggrandizement matters.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Sorry. The original intent was there and nothing has changed. No apologies.

“F-—n’ with your cash is the only thing you kids seem to understand!”

Classic line in Kill Bill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNhDdJwGo-c


5 posted on 09/27/2017 1:13:53 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The New England Pussyhats can do whatever, I won’t be watching.


6 posted on 09/27/2017 1:16:22 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

*Yawn*

Wow. I hope they don’t put themselves out.


7 posted on 09/27/2017 1:16:36 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: Sarah Barracuda; yldstrk; Army Air Corps; GOPsterinMA; Impy; SkyDancer; C19fan; NFHale; ...
Definition of backtrack

intransitive verb

1 a :to retrace one's course

b :to go back to an earlier point in a sequence

2 :to reverse a position

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backtrack

8 posted on 09/27/2017 1:16:45 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If the Patriots do end up standing as a collective group during the national anthem next Sunday, it will send the message of unity that the players were trying to send last weekend.

Sorry, you can't unring the bell. Any "unity" you try is going to look like a cheap, fake apology to protect your money. Idiots.

9 posted on 09/27/2017 1:17:11 PM PDT by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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Now that the NFL players have lost ALL credibility on this issue, it really doesn't matter what they do now because their past actions have revealed their hearts.

They are done.

10 posted on 09/27/2017 1:17:40 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The Patriots also announced that this Sunday, cups of tap water will sell for only $ 3.75. /sarc


11 posted on 09/27/2017 1:18:03 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

I don’t care what they do now. Sorry....there are no do overs.


12 posted on 09/27/2017 1:18:40 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

What does it say about the Character of these clowns if their Principles can be Bought that Easy?? Plus I was hoping for a Gruesome Suicide right down to the end zone.


13 posted on 09/27/2017 1:20:34 PM PDT by eyeamok (Idle hands are the Devil's workshop)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

New England Patriots

New England Anti-Patriots


14 posted on 09/27/2017 1:21:13 PM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (World's Most Powerful Nation Falls To Invasion Of Mexican Peasants!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Too late, Pats!! Not watching. We’re DONE!!!!!


15 posted on 09/27/2017 1:22:39 PM PDT by 4Liberty (MSM = Democrat's PR firm)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Are they going to lock arms, or cup each others’ butts, or some other gay thing?


16 posted on 09/27/2017 1:23:12 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

If they are united with their Black teammates in accusing White police officers of being bigots, that is terrible. Boycott!


17 posted on 09/27/2017 1:25:49 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Lurkinanloomin

As a former “Patriot” fan, I won’t be watching either.

Stand, sit, kneel, take a dump on the field, do jumping jacks in your birthday suits, I don’t care.

Too little, too late.

FU Robert Kraft and FU Tommy Brady!


18 posted on 09/27/2017 1:26:07 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it".....Bill Mitchell)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Well, they can crash and burn or they can try to rehabilitate their horrible image as flag haters.


19 posted on 09/27/2017 1:26:28 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Kneel England freed up my Sundays, I am grateful


20 posted on 09/27/2017 1:28:45 PM PDT by AngieTribeca
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