Expert on Sports and Political Activism Available to Comment on NFL National Anthem Rule Change

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Newswise — Ithaca College professor Stephen Mosher is available to comment on the NFL owners' vote to mandate that players on the field during the national anthem must stand. The move comes as many players have opted to kneel during the anthem as a protest against police brutality, prompting criticism from U.S. President Donald J. Trump and calls to boycott the league among some fans.

Stephen Mosher is a professor of sport management and media who studies issues related to sport, ethics, politics and popular culture. He has commented on various topics related to the NFL for ReutersThe New York Times and other outlets. In 2001, he wrote a series of columns for on the Little League World Series scandal involving pitcher Danny Almonte, who played despite being two years over the age limit.

More information on Mosher’s expertise and background is available on the Ithaca College website.