How will they stop players from kneeling?

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How will they stop players from kneeling?

Post by mnelson » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:34 pm

A good question. I’d love to hear what some people suggest. If a player kneels during the anthem, do they get fined? Suspended? Booted out?

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Re: How will they stop players from kneeling?

Post by XFL2020 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:04 am

My guess is they will fine them and then suspend them. If they make it a league-wide rule then they can probably justify the punishment.

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Re: How will they stop players from kneeling?

Post by XFL_FAN » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:25 am

I don't know. I would think it would be a one time warning suspension and then if they do it again expulsion from the league. McMahon said that the players would understand that rule before signing, so I don't think it would be a problem. No politics, whatsoever.
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Re: How will they stop players from kneeling?

Post by XFL2020 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:41 pm

It's probably a good idea to make the ruling in advance, and then see how it plays out. If everyone knows the rules going in then there is less chance for problems.

Maybe the league could figure out some way to overtly support racial equality, rather than by protesting.

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Re: How will they stop players from kneeling?

Post by GoDogs » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:07 am

I don’t think it will be a problem. These won’t be million dollar prima donnas with a guaranteed next year. Most of these guys will see the bigger picture, and will be excited to compete and develope.

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Re: How will they stop players from kneeling?

Post by Joker » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:07 pm

The league could address the issue head on, making it overtly known that the league represents all races and backgrounds. Simply put, make the act of playing in the XFL a statement that you support equality. Protests would be unnecessary.

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