The National Football League, this week, announced it will enact a national anthem policy for 2018 that requires players and league personnel on the sideline to stand during the national anthem before games.
Last year, tens of thousands of American Family Association supporters responded to an AFA Action Alert urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL to adopt a policy that would punish defiant players who refused to stand for the anthem.
Under the change approved by team owners at the Spring League Meeting, individual clubs will have the power to set their own policies to ensure the anthem is being respected during any on-field action. If a player chooses to protest on the sideline, the NFL will fine the team.
However, the new rule also gives players the option to remain off the field if they choose not to stand and respect the anthem. This means football fans will not be subjected to a player's foolish and blatant disrespect for our anthem, flag, and nation.
To those who joined us in taking action and contacting the NFL, thank you. Together, and with God's help, our efforts are making a difference!