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Jaguars President Mark Lamping Apologizes To City For Anthem Kneeling In London

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Jacksonville Jaguars president Mark Lamping has apologized to the city of Jacksonville’s director of military affairs chief for several players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem in their game against the Baltimore Ravens in London back in September.

Bill Spann, the city’s director of military affairs and veterans department, received a letter from Lamping on October 6th stating that the organization did not fully consider the furor that would result from those actions.

The entire Jaguars team stood for ‘God Save the Queen’.

Spann forwarded the letter to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday afternoon (h/t ESPN).

“It bears repeating that we were in remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration occurring on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country,” Lamping wrote. “Similarly, we today can better appreciate how standing for God Save The Queen may have been viewed negatively by our armed forces here in Jacksonville and beyond. As covered during our conversation on Thursday, this was an oversight and certainly not intended to send a message that would disparage you, our flag or our nation. The notion never entered the minds of our players or anyone affiliated with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but today we can understand how the evens in London on September 24 could have been viewed or misinterpreted. We owe you an apology and hope you will accept it.”

The league, NFLPA representatives and team owners are meeting this week to discuss anthem protests and whether the league will implement a rule mandating that all players stand during the anthem.

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  1. You're a coward

    October 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Stand up for your players, you coward

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