The NFL’s new national anthem policy creates three options for players: (1) stand for the anthem (and respect the flag, whatever that means); (2) stay in the locker room during the playing of the anthem; or (3) kneel during the anthem (or otherwise disrespect the flag, whatever that means), triggering league-imposed fines on the team and, possibly, team-imposed fines on the players.
For the Atlanta Falcons, it’s unknown what the players will do. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the players will decide on an approach, which will be adopted by all players.
“That’s something we’ll get to,” quarterback Matt Ryan said this week, via Ledbetter. “I think the focus for everybody, to be frank with you, has been on…