Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

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[October 18, 2017]    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.

Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel before the national anthem before their NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Trump's comments come after the NFL on Tuesday said it has not sought commitments from players to stop kneeling during the anthem, instead pledging to work with them on social justice issues.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)

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