NFL Players Stand for Veterans

Warner Todd Huston10 Nov 20170 10 Nov 2017 10 Nov 2017

The owners say interest this year in NFL Sundays at the tavern is less than in the past, but game day remains one of the busiest days of the week at the restaurant.

In New Jersey, a bar in Farmingdale called Woody's Roadside Tavern plans to hold a fundraiser for veterans and their families, instead of showing National Football League games on the bar's 20 television screens, NJ.com reported.

47ABC - Millions of people all across the nation pledged to boycott the NFL Veteran's Day weekend. "Americans are sick of the disrespectful National Anthem protests that the NFL has not only allowed to continue, but has institutionalized in pregame ceremonies".

The Texans' protest was the latest high-profile show of social activism by NFL players during the national anthem since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started doing it last season.

Maltese said the idea came about after a regular customer, who is a veteran, asked them to turn off the football games on Sunday in honor of veterans.

Meanwhile, the league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement that said "there has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem", which states that players "should" stand for the anthem.

Disgruntled fans who side with the president have also called for players to be punished for their actions. Wide receiver Louis Murphy held up his right fist during the anthem in his first game since re-signing with the team this past week.

Before the 4 o'clock game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, players from both teams demonstrated.

President Donald Trump has declared the movement of athletes kneeling during the national anthem anti-militaristic. Punter Johnny Hekker put his arm around Quinn as a show of support, per usual.

Two Lincoln County veterans spoke out for many who have made a decision to boycott the NFL after players protest during the national anthem.

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