Lower Burrell, Jeannette veterans organizations to boycott National Football League broadcasts

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Amid protests during the national anthem before NFL games, Veterans Day weekend is here, and many are wondering what will happen.

Lower Burrell and Jeannette veterans organizations will boycott the Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday amid a national boycott of all NFL games as part of Veterans Day observances this weekend.

"There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem ... They should do it on their own time, not while they're working".

Barcellona told News 12 New Jersey the idea grew as NFL players chose to kneel during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.

Even players who have been protesting most of the season stood for the anthem this week, including the Seahawks Michael Bennett, who stood before Thursday night's game.

In response to the player's protests, a social media campaign called "Boycott the NFL" with 227,000 Facebook followers asked fans to boycott Sunday's football games "in solidarity with veterans around the country", according to the Washington Times. However, it is not part of the national movement, the Trib reported.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on before a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell and the players union said they would address "important social issues" at a meeting next week. National Football League executives and owners joined NFLPA executives and player leaders to review and discuss plans to utilize our platform to promote equality and effectuate positive change.

"The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized", it read.



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