Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Rips NFL's New National Anthem Policy: 'It's idiotic'

Brandon Marshall addresses the NFL's new policy on protests during the national anthem

Brandon Marshall addresses the NFL's new policy on protests during the national anthem

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis reportedly abstained from voting on the NFL's new anthem policy. "It's kind of ironic to me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on".

Now some say boycotts against NFL sponsors may cause the league to reconsider the new ruling. Trump has also publicly called on team owners to change league policy and fire players who participate in the protest. "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country", Trump said.

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr accused the NFL of promoting "fake patriotism" after the football league moved to fine players and personnel who don't stand for the national anthem.

"I never go on tv and do or say anything because it's easy - I say it because it's what I believe in", she tweeted. Personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until after the anthem has been performed. "I don't think people should be staying in the locker rooms, but still I think it's good".

If the NFL's goal with its new anthem policy was to put the issue behind them, it looks like the new rule has actually had the opposite effect, which could make for a very interesting situation when Week 1 rolls around in September.

The NFL Players" Association responded with a statement saying "the NFL chose not to consult the union in the development of this new "policy'".




Many players continued to protest during the national anthem throughout the season, and fan boycotts and more criticism by Trump followed.

Kerr is no stranger to speaking out against President Donald Trump and has supported NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem.

"A policy, right or wrong, is not going to fix our problems", he said. It's a representation of what we're about, which is diversity, peaceful protest, the abilities, the right to free speech.

"It's something that they made clear-cut for us", Harris said. "I don't think that is a sign of disrespect". So because guys protest something, we have to be kicked out the country? Many of those who oppose the protests believe they are disrespectful to the military.

"NFL players have tremendous power to use their platform to help make a positive impact on their communities", Rooney said.

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