A candidate for Lieutenant Governor wants Kim and Terry Pegula to follow the lead of the New York Jets owner when it comes to the NFL's new anthem policy.

Jumaane Williams, a New York City Councilman in Brooklyn, wants all three New York teams — the Jets, Giants and Bills — to allow their players to kneel if they feel the need to.

The NFL announced a new policy which forces players to stand or face fines if they are on the field.

But players also have the option to stay in the locker room for the anthem.

Jets owner Christopher Johnson says he will not create a team rule to take the choice away from players.

Instead, he will support the players' freedom by just paying the fines if they do choose to kneel.

Shortly after the NFL announced the policy, Bills owner and president Kim Pegula said she would meet with the team in the near future.

A request for comment placed with the Bills was not immediately answered.