22 October, 2017
But, after a meeting Tuesday with union representatives and players, the league did promise to help support some of the causes targeted by the protesting players, including reform of the criminal justice system.
The president has been a prominent voice in the controversy over National Football League players refusing to stand for the anthem to protest racial injustice in America.
The petition is hosted on the GOP website and offers this description: "The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem".
President Trump is urging supporters to sign a petition declaring that they believe in standing for the national anthem - his latest effort to put pressure on the NFL over players who kneel in protest during the anthem. "Add your name below to show your patriotism and support", says the petition by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising group. The Sunday after Trump's comments, more than 200 players took a knee during the national anthem.
Mohammad Amir ruled out of Pakistan ODI series against Sri Lanka
The match, second of the two-game series , is Sri Lanka's first day-night Test with the pink ball. He was clearly in no position to complete the over and yet again, he was taken off the field.
The NFL and NFLPA released a statement Tuesday describing the meeting as "productive" and a step in the right direction to "promote positive social change and address inequality". And it's also for us to honor our flag and our country, and we think our fans expect us to do that.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who first popularized the gesture a year ago, said he settled on kneeling as a form of protest because it is widely seen as a gesture of respect.
Trump's remarks sparked a furious backlash amongst NFL players, team owners and league officials, with large-scale protests by players during the anthem in the weekend following the president's tirade. "What we're trying to do is deal with the underlying issue and understand what it is they're protesting". Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said any of his players kneeling during the anthem risked being benched.