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NFL refutes Trump tweet Goodell
is ´demanding´ players stand for anthem

Fox Business, by Thomas Barrabi

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/11/2017 4:42:33 PM

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

He´s got them all tied up in knots. Next time shut down the antics before they upset the fan base.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 10/11/2017 5:00:29 PM     (No. 11413709)

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.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/11/2017 5:02:47 PM     (No. 11413715)

What stupid stunt will the NFL try next? its not going to work!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/11/2017 5:13:22 PM     (No. 11413727)

Watching the Incredible ineptness in the way the NFL is responding makes me wonder:

How exactly does a Fool and their Money ever get together in the first place?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bubby, 10/11/2017 5:14:19 PM     (No. 11413731)

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!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/11/2017 5:19:34 PM     (No. 11413739)

Maybe the NFL has not got to the point of "demanding" that the players stand for the National Anthem yet, but since money talks, they will.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: watashiyo, 10/11/2017 5:27:48 PM     (No. 11413750)

#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.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/11/2017 5:41:18 PM     (No. 11413763)

If they are not demanding, then the protests are going to continue, so I am not seeing any progress here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: P51dmustang, 10/11/2017 5:58:50 PM     (No. 11413779)

The NFL is dying, close to life support. Big Paydays are going South.

Thug stars are going to miss all those Big Buck paydays. It does not matter what they do now.

We know they hate America and their Fans.

By By boys

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Reply 9 - Posted by: citizen, 10/11/2017 7:01:34 PM     (No. 11413838)

In any other business someone like Goodell would be long gone..inmates running the asylum is never a good idea.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Calico Al, 10/11/2017 7:13:01 PM     (No. 11413847)

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.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 10/11/2017 7:17:25 PM     (No. 11413851)

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.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bedub, 10/11/2017 7:40:01 PM     (No. 11413867)

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.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gabula, 10/11/2017 8:13:31 PM     (No. 11413889)

Maybe it´s time for Goodell to be brought to his knees!!


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Reply 14 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/11/2017 8:29:23 PM     (No. 11413899)

I think its just wonderful that a well paid ceo of a huge organization can pass on his "beliefs" as good management. What a putz. A gutless putz.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/11/2017 9:06:28 PM     (No. 11413937)

The NFL has mortally wounded itself. Put them out of their misery.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MOAB, 10/11/2017 10:52:29 PM     (No. 11414037)

Just say NO to pro football. To HELL with just about all of the the owners and all the bed wetting black thug players that take a knee.

I would void their contract and kick them off the team right on the spot.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/12/2017 1:47:20 AM     (No. 11414121)

I do wish Trump would just let them finish self-destructing, without comment.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/12/2017 4:43:17 AM     (No. 11414162)

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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