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Sports With Littlefield: Celtics Seek Redemption In Game 5, NFL Announces New National Anthem Policy05:00

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The Celtics face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at TD Garden for Game 5. If they win, they’ll be one step closer to winning the Eastern Conference Finals.

Plus, two years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee to during the National Anthem to make a political statement, the NFL announced Wednesday that all NFL players and personnel are required to stand during the Anthem if they are on the field while it is performed. They can choose to remain in the locker room or off the field during the Anthem. Additionally, teams can implement their own policies, as long as they are in line with the league's.


Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game, which tweets at @onlyagamenpr.

This segment aired on May 23, 2018.

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