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Lawmaker Disapproves Of National Anthem Protests

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Another lawmaker has voiced her disapproval of multiple Saints players refusing to stand for the national anthem. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges wants to examine the team’s agreement with Louisiana that contains state subsidies. She’s called for a discussion to take place during next month’s legislative budget meeting. Hodges supports the players’ right to protest…

Hodges says the American flag is not a political symbol for NFL players to use to protest. She says it’s un-American to see players kneel, some with their fists in the air.

Hodges says all of the naming rights of the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the funds from concessions go to the Saints, not to the state. She says the NFL’s rules state that the players are required to stand and respect the flag.