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Mixed reactions on NFL National Anthem rules

Photo: U.S. Navy
Photo: U.S. Navy
Published: May. 24, 2018 at 10:24 PM CDT
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There's a new NFL policy that players can stay in locker rooms during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner."

But, if they are on the field, they must stand.

ESPN Packers beat reporter Rob Demovsky says players aren't happy about the change.

And that fans will look for, and notice, who isn't on the field.

"It's going to be a head count of who is out there, who isn't," Demovsky said. "I mean, we're standing right here at Lambeau Field and across the street, there was a sign all season that basically said 'if you don't want to stand for the anthem you should pack your bags.' I mean, we don't know that that's representative of all the fans, but certainly that's representative of at least part of the fan base."

Packers president Mark Murphy told a Sports Illustrated reporter the owners thought President Trump would be, in his words, "either criticizing us or taking credit for the change."