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WHY NFL OWNERS ARE SUPPORTING BLACK PLAYERS’ PROTESTS — fOR NOW. NFL team owners say they’re supporting players’ freedom to protest. That’s a turnabout from 2017, when President Trump criticized league players for kneeling during the national anthem, and the owners scrambled to purge player activism. But the National Football League’s newfound appreciation for its players’ civil rights gestures is likely to be tested by the election season and by fans’ spending power.

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