The NFL has finally come to a decision on its policy to regulate players protesting the country during the national anthem. The league has now decided to allow players to remain in the locker room during the national theme song.
However, protests on the filed will be forbidden. Also, if they do come out on the field and protest the flag during the anthem, their teams will get fined.
The move caused a Twitter explosion among supporters of the anthem protests. They were not at all happy with the decision.
Black Lives Matter activist Deeray McKesson, for instance, insisted that the decision proved that people “can’t trust management”:
Colin was telling them not to trust management. And here we are. pic.twitter.com/s4HY0uuLjw
— deray (@deray) May 23, 2018
Former Democrat operative and NBC reporter Chuck Todd called the new policy “unAmerican”:
While new NFL anthem policy makes sense from business & Trump PR perspective and is certainly within league’s rights, there’s just something that feels unAmerican about forcing folks to abide what is, well, the league’s own politics. Feels like a band aid that won’t stick.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) May 23, 2018