Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Trump Weighs in on Possible Change to NFL National Anthem Policy

Trump Weighs in on Possible Change to NFL National Anthem Policy Trump Weighs in on Possible Change to NFL National Anthem Policy
Kristopher Love | 22 November, 2017, 18:39

"That's nearly as bad as kneeling!" the president tweeted.

The President, as he always does, took to Twitter and blasted the league for thinking of such a thing instead of dealing with the situation the correct way.

Trump's comments on the league and its commissioner come in the midst of ongoing negotiations between Roger Goodell and the NFL, and a looming legal battle with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

During the 2017 season, the president has not minced words when it comes to criticizing NFL players who do not stand during the national anthem.

According to the Washington Post (H/T ESPN), some NFL owners believe that the league will change its policy during the offseason and keep players in the locker room to prevent kneeling or other demonstrations during the anthem. When the commissioner being paid handsomely will he become severe, and intelligent?

A number of NFL team owners are considering keeping players in the locker room during the presentation of the national anthem, a move meant to put an end to the protests and place the focus back on the game rather than politics. "This issue is killing your league!". Before that, players remained in the locker room.

The current policy that has players and coaches on the sidelines for the national anthem was implemented in 2009.

Trump has been critical of players who've taken a knee this entire season and has suggested the owners should "fire" any players who kneel during the national anthem.

No player has been fined or suspended for protesting during the anthem. "He's fired!" Trump said in the Alabama speech. Since his return from his trip to Asia, Trump has been on something of a tear of sports tweets, and has shown no signs on slowing.