The union’s board of directors plans to discuss the new policy on Tuesday, and an official vote is expected on Friday. If approved, the policy will take effect immediately, but will also need to be approved at the next annual meeting next year.
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“All persons representing the national team of the Federation must stand with respect while playing national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented,” policy 604-1 states.
Kaepernick, the fourth quarterback to take the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012, ignited a fiery critic when he sat in protest during the anthem to protest during the National Anthem, saying he would not honor the song or “show pride to the flag for a country oppressing blacks and people in colors “.