The former NFL quarterback accused the league of running "propaganda" proclaiming to care about Black lives while it simultaneously undermines fellow free agent Eric Reid for speaking out in support of the Black community.
The council decided to remove a city ordinance that required standing for the song.
"You can't even have support from your own fans in your own stadium," the FC Dallas player said. "It's baffling to me."
NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to President Donald Trump referring to the league's players as "nasty" and "dumb" for holding silent protests during the playing of the National Anthem.
A Utah Republican congressional candidate and former NFL player said Americans should "stand up, man up" for the National Anthem as he criticized professional athletes for supporting a "radical left" political agenda.
In an interview, Meyers Leonard detailed his reasoning for standing during the national anthem at the Heat's re-opening game on Saturday. He explained that he still supports Black Lives Matter.
Senator Cruz and billionaire Cuban got in a Twitter fight, all because of a single-word tweet that Cuban aimed at an AM radio host.
"If you want to complain, complain to your boss and ask why they don't play the National Anthem every day before you start work," Cuban tweeted on July 19.
The lawsuit, which was filed last week, states that the plaintiff is "unwilling (and should not be required) to subject himself to criminal prosecution" for refusing to stand for the national anthem.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was written in 1899, and here's the history of the song that will be played before each NFL game during Week 1 of the 2020 regular season.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Soccer Federation repealed Policy 604-1, which required players to stand for the national anthem.
A majority of Americans now believe it is OK for NFL players to kneel during the national anthem to protest the killing of black Americans.
NASCAR has already paved the way for American sports to return, including racing with no fans and limiting the number of pit crew members. Now, NASCAR has prohibited the Confederate flag and ended its policy requiring teams to stand during the national anthem.
"I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country," Brees said when asked if he supported players kneeling to protest police brutality.
Jay-Z explained to a class on Monday that he did not sit during the national anthem at the Super Bowl as an act of silent protest, because he wouldn't put Blue Ivy through that.
A video of the couple sitting during Demi Lovato's performance of the national anthem at the Super Bowl sparked backlash after it surfaced online.
"You are all extremely lucky to be living in the U.S.A," a First Coast High School teacher reportedly wrote on his whiteboard during a marine biology lesson. He is now under investigation.
"Racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and a president who spreads hate are at the top of a long list" of America's shortcoming, Imboden tweeted after taking the knee at the Pan American Games in Peru.
Curt James Brockway allegedly threw a teenager to the ground for wearing his hat during the national anthem at a county fair.
'Fox & Friends' marked "National Anthem Day" Sunday by praising country music and claiming "toxic masculinity" in the U.S. military helps keep Americans safe.
Award-winning singer Gladys Knight is set to take the field.
The video shows the teacher cutting one student's hair and then throwing a piece of it behind her.
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer questioned why more white NFL players don't kneel during the National Anthem in solidarity with their black teammates.
Despite backlash from the school and politicians, she's standing her ground.
The president's tweet came following the opening weekend of the NFL, during which two players took a knee.
"If President Trump thinks he can end these injustices if we deliver him a few names, he hasn't been listening to us," they wrote.
"Friends who know me, know that I love football," tweeted Democratic lawmaker Keith Ellison on Sunday. "But I won't be watching this NFL season because of the unfair cowardly and idiotic kneeling ban. #BoycottNFL."
"Disgraceful that @nyjets owner will pay fines for players who kneel for National Anthem. Encouraging a movement premised on lies vs. police. Would he support all player protests? Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew racism? It's time to say goodbye to Jets!"
"Black men work on their fields, and they have no sympathy for their sufferings," Black Lives Matter of Greater New York President Hawk Newsome said of the NFL.