Talk:US National Football League to fine teams if athletes kneel during national anthem

Latest comment: 6 years ago by SVTCobra in topic Review of revision 4408867 [Passed]



Recalling what happened in the past -- this article is not abandoned, I am working on it -- just because I have not saved the revision does not mean I am afk.
•–• 02:58, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Crime and law?


Both the category and infobox seem a bit extreme here. The rules established by the league aren't on the level of law. And certainly, nobody is talking about crimes here. Moral crimes, notwithstanding. --SVTCobra 14:25, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Attribution needed


"Though Kaepernick and other athletes have been exercising their constitutional rights" ... says who? That is not at all an objective or even true statement about the First Amendment. --SVTCobra 15:39, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Paragraph with Obama and Trump quotes


Remove "even" or replace it with "also". Since the Obama quote was dated, Trump made those comments in 2017, not after the focal event. --SVTCobra 17:51, 25 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Review of revision 4408867 [Passed]


I must reiterate my disagreement with the use of category:Crime and law and {{Crime and law}}. There is no crime being discussed. There is no law involved with this, despite people bringing up the First Amendment. This is an article about a corporate policy and the public sentiment surrounding it. category:Economy and business would be more applicable than crime and law. --SVTCobra 21:46, 25 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

My suggestion of Economy and business, was not to say it would be the best. In all seriousness, I think this should be using {{Sports}} or {{Politics and conflicts}}. --SVTCobra 22:01, 25 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
@SVTCobra: Alternative possibility suggested. Sight/revert/revise? --Pi zero (talk) 22:13, 25 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
How about {{United States}}? It does seem to be a uniquely American issue. --SVTCobra 22:17, 25 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
Did this come out of the Owners Meeting, Rules and Regulation meeting, or an amendment to the collective bargaining agreement. AZOperator (talk) 02:14, 26 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
The article does say owners. --Pi zero (talk) 02:21, 26 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
Just curious, the NFL is a huge bureaucracy. Something of this magnitude must have went through a number of groups. AZOperator (talk) 16:15, 26 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
Not really. It was just the owners meeting in Atlanta. They say "unanimous" because nobody voted against the rule change, but some owners abstained apparently. The owners probably negotiated that before voting. As such, the Jets' owner, who abstained, has said he will not make team rules against kneeling. If his team is fined, he will pay that fine and not discipline or make the players pay. --SVTCobra 16:27, 26 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
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