Grill Team Callers Split Over Kneeling Debate

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Grill Team listeners this morning were divided over the heavily debated kneeling stance currently sweeping through sport in the United States where politics and sport are mixing is already a recipe for disaster. 

Grill Team listener Michael, a South African ex-pat who has already lived through these experiences during the 90's, believes people have the right to stand up for what they believe in. 

"It's a very personal stance. I don't think people should be forced to do things they don't agree with or not do things that they believe in," he said. 

Although fellow listener Helen believes sport should be seen for what it is without the lingering politics in the background. 

"I just don't think it belongs in sport," she said. 

"I turn on the telly, I want to watch my sport, I don't want to see all the carp, I can tune on the news for that crap."

While Triple M Grill Team's Matty Johns did agree with listener Helen, Johns did say he would support a player in the NRL if they were to kneel for the right reasons. 

"Sport is about escapism however whenever people watch it, it will be used for a political tool as well," Johns said. 

"If I was the coach of an NRL team and it's Grand Final day and members of my team wanted to take a knee during the anthem in relation to a big national issue, I would support them 100% on it.

"As long as they truly believed in what they were doing." 

NFL franchise owners and the game's hierarchy are meeting this week to decided on whether they should start to sack players who kneel during the national anthem.