Skip to comments.Report: All Patriots To Stand For National Anthem Against Panthers
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 CSNNEs Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will stand during the national anthem before next Sundays 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 Trumps 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.
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Well gee I guess the threat of losing MILLIONS of fans finally got to them
No, he did not.
I FREAKIN' HATE THE LYING MEDIA!
I’ll believe it when I see it.
I’m keeping the NFL OFF.
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.
The New England Pussyhats can do whatever, I won’t be watching.
Wow. I hope they don’t put themselves out.
1 a :to retrace one's course
b :to go back to an earlier point in a sequence
2 :to reverse a position
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.
They are done.
The Patriots also announced that this Sunday, cups of tap water will sell for only $ 3.75. /sarc
I don’t care what they do now. Sorry....there are no do overs.
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.
New England Patriots
New England Anti-Patriots
Too late, Pats!! Not watching. We’re DONE!!!!!
Are they going to lock arms, or cup each others’ butts, or some other gay thing?
If they are united with their Black teammates in accusing White police officers of being bigots, that is terrible. Boycott!
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!
Well, they can crash and burn or they can try to rehabilitate their horrible image as flag haters.
Kneel England freed up my Sundays, I am grateful
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