The NFL believes "everyone should stand for the national anthem," league Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Responding to a series of questions about pro football players' protests, Goodell said that while only "about a half a dozen players" continue to kneel for the national anthem, "we're going to continue to work to try to put that at zero."
Goodell said that he "didn't discuss" whether NFL teams would or would not discipline players who continued to kneel. He also said he has not spoken with President Donald Trump about the protests.
In recent weeks, professional football stadiums have become battlegrounds for a heated culture war centered around "The Star-Spangled Banner."