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JEFF FISHER ON FOOTBALL AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

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Rams coach Jeff Fisher demands that his players stand at attention during the playing of the national anthem. Fisher told his players that the anthem is “an opportunity to recognize how lucky you are” during a team meeting shown on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” documentary earlier this preseason.  Here’s what Fisher had to say:

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The 49ers issued the following statement in response to Colin Kaepernick’s protest: “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

The NFL will not take any steps to force Kaepernick to stand during the anthem.

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