Because of their self centered action or lack of action, the NFL was has now placed themselves in a lose-lose situation.
So the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not force players to respect our country, our flag and Anthem? One major thing I noticed when watching the briefing today is Goodell talks in meaningless circles: ‘we respect our country our flag,’ but will not make players show that respect.
A reporter asked Goodell about the NFL players manual which states:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.”
“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
“Well, I think one of the things we need to keep the focus on is, again, we believe our players should stand for the national anthem. That’s an important part of our game and our moments, and we believe in that”
“I think we also have to keep focus on [the fact that] we have about six or seven players that are involved with this protest at this point”
The New York Post reported in September:
“More than 200 NFL players defiantly took a knee during the national anthem at their games Sunday while hundreds of other grid stars locked arms with their coaches — and even some team owners — in protest of President Trump, who had ripped the league over the weekend.”
Either way, this is a a little too late in my book. Where was he three weeks ago when he did nothing about this situation? So now that the fans are boycotting the NFL and they are losing money, he finally gets it? Sorry, the President was right about this all along and NFL wouldn’t address it.
Just because Barack Obama let Colin Kaepernick get away with it last year and wanted to keep dividing this country. Fans need to stay the course! Nothing has changed on the NFL’s side. Owners and players only understand money and are running scared that they will lose their privileged status. FANS STAY AWAY!
We all need to continue to boycott these spoiled millionaire idiots. They are trying to divide this country even more.
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