The NFL has been marred by National Anthem protests. People have been outraged. Yet the league has done nothing.
It doesn’t seem to matter than ratings are dropping. It doesn’t seem to matter that attendance is declining. League owners refuse to require all players stand during the anthem. Even the President of the United States weighed in on the issue. He, like many others, is appalled at the situation.
We’ve learned what the league might do next year. It’s ridiculous. And even Trump is having his say about it.
The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 22 November 2017
From New York Post:
President Trump blasted the NFL in a tweet Wednesday after a report said the league is considering keeping players in the locker room during the national anthem next year if protests continue through the rest of this season, saying that’s “almost as bad as kneeling.”
“The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling!,” Trump, who’s at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, posted on Twitter. “When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!”
NFL owners are thinking about reverting to previous policy and keeping players in the locker rooms during the playing of the national anthem, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
“I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying. The issue could be taken up at the league’s meeting in March…
Although the size of the protests has dwindled since then, a few players are still refusing to stand.
In a game in Mexico City on Sunday, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch stood for the Mexican anthem but sat during the US anthem.
How utterly pathetic. Is the league run by cowards? They can’t get the players to stand. So, they’ll just hide them in their locker rooms. That’ll solve the problem!
From the moment these protests began, the NFL should have taken action. The commissioner should have just said all players must stand. Case closed. But because Goodell and all the rest are cowards, we are in this mess.
Millions of Americans are shocked to see players kneel. They see it as an insult to our country and Flag. Not to mention the men and women who died so that they can play a game. How can the NFL not realize that?
If they do go ahead with this plan, it will be a disaster. It will not fix the problem. Fans will continue to be upset. And you better believe players will find a new way to insult the country.
Source: New York Post