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Jimbo Fisher comments on players standing or kneeling for national anthem

FSU’s head coach supports his players’ right to express themselves.

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During his Monday press conference, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher was asked about the NFL player protests that have recently taken place during the national anthem. College football players are not on the field for the anthem, but Fisher answered the question.

Question: I know you talk a lot about blocking out the noise, with everything that went on in the NFL this weekend, is this one of the times where you're glad in college football you stay in the locker room during the anthem?

Said Fisher:

I don't get caught up in that. If that's something we had to address, I've addressed that before. Each player has their own choice of what they want to represent or stand for. That's each individual's choice. Whether you kneel or you don't kneel, that's your choice. Know that when you do those things, like I've said, you can affect other things. And it's not right or wrong. That's the thing about freedom. There's not a right answer to that. That's the greatness of living in our country, you have the freedom to express yourself how you want to. It doesn't mean you're a good guy, bad, guy, indifferent guy, it just means what you believe in and what you stand for, and I think that's one of the great things about our country.