In a stunning move on Wednesday, the NFL caved to pressure from Donald Trump and conservatives, adopting a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.
The policy will punish teams with members who do not “stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” Members are allowed to retreat to the locker room should they choose. The decision will no doubt be viewed as a win for conservatives and the president.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.