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Giants veteran talks anthem protest resolution

The message is not getting across.

That is the concern of the NFL Players Association and the reason why players, a group of NFL owners and commissioner Roger Goodell met on Tuesday. They were looking to forge a strategy on how to best move ahead with social activism after players kneeling and otherwise protesting during the national anthem became a divisive issue.

“It’s about portraying the message clearly and getting the point across that the players would like to get the point across where it’s not about anti-America, anti-flag,’’ linebacker Mark Herzlich said Wednesday. “It’s a more poignant message of unity and anti-racism. It’s how can we get that message across clearly as players and as owners.’’

Herzlich, currently on injured reserve, said having a unified, and clear message is crucial, given the emotionally charged debate as players expressed their outrage over President Trump saying any player who kneels is a “son of a bitch’’ and should be fired.

“Having the message be viewed as disrespectful to the country has been something that has occurred and not intended,’’ Herzlich said. “So, we need to make sure that that intent is displayed properly from our point of view as players and the owners are helping with that. So, the last thing we want to do as players is to offend our fans or let them think that we are disrespecting them in any way because that’s not the purpose.’’

Source: http://nypost.com/2017/10/05/giants-veteran-talks-anthem-protest-resolution/

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