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NFL Kneeling Rule Disrespects Players; Subverts Democracy to Placate Autocrat

The National Football League (NFL), hoped to put to rest the controversy over kneeling players, by ginning up a new rule that would fine teams and those who kneel during the pre-game National Anthem. The NFL did just the opposite. The league showed total ignorance about what really makes this country great, subverting Democracy in the process. The move is clearly meant to placate Donald Trump, who blew up the issue into a national brouhaha with his misguided criticism of the players....