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New NFL policy will punish players who protest the national anthem

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On Thursday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Pat and Jeffy discussed the National Football League's new policy to punish players who protest the national anthem.

The league announced the new rule in a statement on Wednesday that sparked both praise and outrage. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said owners voted on the measure and teams will be fined if players refuse to cooperate. Players, however, do have the choice of remaining in their locker room during the national anthem.

“This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem,” Goodell said in a statement. “Personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until after the anthem has been performed.

See the clip above to get Pat's perspective on the NFL's decision.

To read more about the league's new policy and how the mainstream media reacted to it, click here.

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