Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

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Demonstrations during the anthem have become a hot topic across sports after US President Donald Trump bitterly criticized National Football League players who declined to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" to draw attention to racial injustice.

On Sunday evening, after his team's last-minute loss to the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones told reporters that players on his team will stand for the flag, and that there will be no disrespecting of the flag.

Earlier in the day, Vice President Mike Pence left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis after seeing players kneel during the anthem. We look forward to continuing our talks with them on this very issue.

Smith called for management to support players and speak out on issues so "players do not have to risk the taunts and threats alone".

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Second, the rationale stated by most protesting players is that America is a racist nation or that there is too much social injustice in our country.

National anthem protests once again made headlines in the NFL Sunday, with one report suggesting NFL owners and/or team executives have made it clear to players they must stand for the anthem. When the anthem was performed, they stood arm-in-arm with the players. The act of kneeling before the flag and during the playing of our national anthem represents the highest form of respect, faithfulness and allegiance one can demonstrate.

Trump's position unified more National Football League players to protest racial injustice before or during the anthem.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew national attention last season when he knelt during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice.

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