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A Kansas City Chiefs fan holds a sign against the anthem protests during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (Charlie Riedel/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A Kansas City Chiefs fan holds a sign against the anthem protests during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to NFL owners Tuesday in which he said, "Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem." This follows a threat from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said he'll bench players who "disrespect the flag."

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about the latest developments with sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami), host of the daily podcast The Gist.

This segment aired on October 11, 2017.

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