Redskins Coach Says He’ll Support Players if They Take a Knee During the Anthem

Wednesday morning JP Finlay of NBC sports tweeted:

Ron Rivera said he supports his players if they decide to take a knee during the National Anthem.

He understands it’s a protest against brutality and not about the military or patriotism.

Reaction was mixed.

One Twitter user replied:

Exactly the right answer, generations have fought for the right to protest, being in the NFL doesn’t remove that right

Another wrote:

When they’re in uniform and on the job… yes it does.

Anthony Henderson wrote:

I’m sure glad that they decided not to show the national anthem on live TV. @Redskins I will not be coming to any games as long as this is allowed