Panthers’ coach considers kneeling during national anthem

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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Carolina Panthers NFL football team head coach Matt Rhule talks to the media during a news conference at the teams practice facility in Charlotte, N.C. Rhule said he is considering kneeling alongside his players for the national anthem this season to support the movement against racial injustice. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Carolina Panthers NFL football team head coach Matt Rhule talks to the media during a news conference at the teams practice facility in Charlotte, N.C. Rhule said he is considering kneeling alongside his players for the national anthem this season to support the movement against racial injustice. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he is considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice.

The first-year coach from Baylor has told players he will support them if they express their views.

Rhule said he will confer with his players before making any decision on whether to kneel during the anthem.

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien has said he plans to kneel with his players.

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