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AG Sessions: NFL Should Have a ‘Formal Rule’ Requiring Players to Stand for the National Anthem

Jeff Sessions is expanding upon his Georgetown University remarks and declaring that the NFL should make professional footballers stand for the National Anthem with a mandatory rule.

The Attorney General joined Fox & Friends on Wednesday, where he continued to defend President Trump’s fight against athletes who kneel on the field. Trump’s feud has sparked a major debate about patriotism and First Amendment rights, and Sessions said today that there ought to be an official requirement for people to stand when the Anthem plays.

“I think they should stand. I think it should be a formal rule of the league,” said Sessions. “They’ll have to make that decision. They should be able to say to the players, ‘if you are on our field in our game, paid by us, you should respect the flag and the National Anthem.'”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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