Britain says NFL players shouldn’t be kicked out of games for kneeling during the anthem

So much for falling in love with the National Football League.

More than half of people in the U.K. think NFL players should be kicked out of their games for protesting during the National Anthem, according to a YouGov poll of 2,904 adults.

A third support the move, while 22 percent disagree, according to the poll, which was released on Thursday.

Sixty-eight percent of those who did not think footballers should be kicked out for kneeling during the anthem said those NFL players were not doing anything wrong.

The NFL recently declared that players would no longer be penalized for sitting or kneeling during the anthem but athletes have not stopped their protests. Instead, the protests have inspired plenty of social commentary with football stars like Colin Kaepernick and teammates like Richard Sherman joining the crusade.

Even England and New Zealand, who the poll found to be the most supportive of the protest, now seem to have thrown in the towel.

Many take place as the country prepares to take part in the Cricket World Cup this year. The incident is expected to be a focal point as attention has shifted to cricket, which has no anthem.

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