NHL owner: Any player who “disrespects the flag” won’t be allowed to play

If you have watched the NFL or followed any football news over the past few weeks, you know that player’s kneeling during the American National Anthem has become a huge issue. This silent protest from the league’s talent (and even some owners and personnel) has caused an outcry that has reached the President of the United States. This has been a huge story for the NFL, but the political issue may have made its way to the NHL.

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist in the air during the signing of the Star-Spangled Banner. It was an act of silent protest (much like the NFL) against police brutality and racism in the United States.
As of now, no other NHL player has raised their fist or joined in on silent protests at the rink. However, Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has made it clear that there would be repercussions in participating. Basically, you protest, you’ll be watching from the press box.

It was reported from CBS Sports Director Chris Maathuis that Foley agreed with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said: “any…player who ‘disrespects the flag’ won’t be allowed to play.”
Foley has a history with the Army and is a West Point graduate.