The NFL on Wednesday refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that league Commissioner Roger Goodell is “finally demanding” that players stand up during the national anthem. “Commentary this morning about the Commissioner´s position on the Anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together,” the league said in a statement. The NFL’s clarification came one day after Goodell said he would meet with the league’s 32 owners to
Comments: He´s got them all tied up in knots. Next time shut down the antics before they upset the fan base.
Its true. Goodell didn´t ´demand´ for players to stand for Anthem. Sometimes it would be nice if Trump would just keep some things to himself. Even for a short time. Especially misquotes. Thats the democrat enmedias job.
Then what the hell is it? A suggestion? I´m gone, screw the NFL. If players feel so oppressed then go to another country. Here´s a few suggestions Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe!
#1, Trump´s comment was intentional. All part of strategizing to help NFL resolve this issue ASAP. I remember breaking up w/my girlfriend after an issue of unacceptable behavior. We made amends but the relationship was never the same. We became just friend w/o the passionate commitment like before. NFL and its´ fan´s relationship are similar to the above. They´ll watch the game but not religiously. It´s no longer their priority in life. They have better things to do.
Who ever signs the players checks makes the rule for his employees to abide by. Until the players sign the checks they should do what they are told to do. Stand for the anthem and play foot ball. If the owners don´t say anything its on the owners.
Say goodnight Roger, the parties over. I haven´t watched a game yet this season and I won´t. And I used to watch pre-season games start to finish. I couldn´t miss a wild card for anything. I´ve watched my last NFL game. They can do whatever they like, sit, stand I don´t care.
Standing isn´t enough. Standing with linked arms is a show of unified defiance and is every bit offensive as kneeling. Standing, facing the flag, right hand over heart, and singing/saying the words is the ONLY acceptable behavior.
In the end it will not be a President Trump who axes the NFL for good, that job will fall to the liberal Democrats who will use the great number of concussions and the aftermath suffered by the players as their predication to ban contact football once and for all. The NFL can then transition itself into a touch football league on the way to their permanent demise.
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