Authoritarian and religious extremist Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate for the State of Alabama, claimed that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are breaking the law according to Time Magazine.
In an interview with TIME magazine, the Alabama Republican argued that NFL players and others who have protested police violence are violating a section of the U.S. code which outlines how people should conduct themselves when the anthem is played. (The code merely outlines proper etiquette, and there are no legal penalties outlined in the law.) "It’s against the law, you know that?" he said. "It was a act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart. That’s the law."