Tony Dungy Comments on How NFL Players Observed National Anthem in Week 1

September 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tony Dungy is the latest person to weigh in on the national anthem controversy.
The former NFL head coach spoke with NBC's Dan Patrick on Sunday night about players taking a knee during the national anthem. Dungy said he would be supportive if they were on his team (via CSN Bay Area):
I really appreciated it. When I coached, the National Anthem was very special to me. We practiced the National Anthem in training camp with our players. We videotaped it. I showed the rookies how it should be done. We wanted it done professionally, with pride. But I would support even those Dolphins players who kneeled. If they came to me and said, ‘Coach, we want to do this because we really think it’s important.’ I would support that.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a movement when he decided to sit down in protest during the national anthem before preseason games.
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