Activist groups protest new NFL policy banning players from kneeling

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Representatives from groups including the National Action Network and the NAACP protested the ban outside the NFLs NYC headquarters

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Civil rights groups protest NFL banning players from kneeling

Representatives of Women’s March, the National Action Network, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other activist groups protested outside the NFL’s New York City headquarters on Friday, after the league issued a policy aiming to stop players kneeling during the national anthem.

The NFL issued new rules on Wednesday that mean players doing so could be fined.

Colin Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid kneel on 16 October 2016. Photograph: Michael Zagaris/ Getty Images

Donald Trump, who has attacked players “whos had” knelt, hailed the NFL ruling as a victory, saying that someone fails to stand for the anthem” perhaps you shouldn’t be in the country “.

Some players have already said they won’t be cowed by the league, however, and on Thursday Sports Illustrated reported that players are discussing other routes they can protest before games.

Spanish rant lawyer says sorry

Days after a thousand people collected outside Aaron Schlossberg’s New York City apartment, complete with a mariachi band, to celebrate Latin culture, the lawyer whose racist eatery rant ran viral issued an apology.

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” The way in which I conveyed myself is unacceptable and is not the person I am ,” Schlossberg said in a Twitter post.” What the video did not convey is the real me. I am not a racist .”

Schlossberg was filmed threatening to call Migration and Customs Enforcement( Ice) on employees speaking Spanish at a New York restaurant, saying he believed them to be illegal immigrants.

What we’re reading

” A string of victories for women in primary elections across the country is beginning to reshape the face of the Democratic party and accelerate a dialogue about its future ,” writes David Siders over at Politico. Siders says the consequences could reach” well beyond the 2018 midterm election horizon “.
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