Team USA hockey coach: Any player who refuses to stand for the national anthem will be benched

It is fair to say that Team USA hockey coach John Tortorella has earned a reputation for being outspoken, but it seems he expects his players to be anything but.

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Asked what he would do if any of his players tried to copy Colin Kapernick’s national anthem protest, Tortorella was adamant.

He told ESPN: ‘If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game.’

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