Sessions: NFL Should Require Players to Stand for Anthem
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the National Football League should crack down on players kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
Asked whether he thought the NFL should require players to stand at attention, Sessions was firm.
"I do," Sessions responded. "I think it should be a formal rule of the league."
"They should be able to say to the players, 'If you're on our field, in our game, paid by us, you should respect the flag and the national anthem,'" Sessions told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.
Players across the country and some entire teams refused to stand for the anthem over the weekend, many pushing back on President Trump's heavy criticism at a Friday rally in Alabama.
“Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now, he’s fired,’” Trump said.
Sessions said Trump was "exactly right" to speak out against the disrespect towards the anthem.
"Every American, as a matter of propriety and love of country, should not place their political views in a situation where you don't stand for the pledge or the national anthem," the former Alabama senator stated.
"They can make their protest any other place."
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