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Stock photograph dated September 24, 2018 and released May 23, 2018, showing players of the New England Patriots prostrate on their knees as they listen to the national anthem of the United States before the start of a match against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium, in Foxboro, United States. EFE / John Cetrino

The National Football League's decision to prohibit gestures of protest among its players raises the question: conciliation or hypocrisy?