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Redskins head coach Ron Rivera says he supports players kneeling for the Anthem

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Ron Rivera says it is the players constitutional right to kneel during the anthem

Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera was asked about kneeling during the National Anthem and he was straight forward in his answer.

“It’s their choice, it’s their decision and I support it because its in our constitution and that’s what our military personnel fought for. For our rights,” Rivera told the media on Wednesday.

Rivera went on to say he was able to sit down with Eric Reid who explained to him better why he was kneeling during the anthem and Riven says it was eye opening.

This is a great thing because last week Adrian Peterson the Redskins running back made the comment “We’re all getting ready to take a knee together,” to support the movement after the death of George Floyd.

Ron Rivera understands why the players are kneeling and I am sure this will offend someone. I love that he is supporting his players.

Where is Jerry Jones? I think the media and players are still waiting for his response. Richard Sherman recently called out Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys for not speaking up.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle this week Richard Sherman stated that a message from the most powerful owner in the NFL could do wonders for the fight for social justice.

“It’s not pulling [NFL owners] like it is the rest of the country,” the 49ers cornerback said. “Because if it was, then they’d speak.”

“Jerry Jones, especially, has no problem speaking up any other time about anything else. But when it’s such a serious issue, and he could really make a huge impact on it with a few words, his silence speaks volumes.”

I cannot wait until football is played. I think we are going to see some epic unity.

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