After President Trump called out NFL players for disrespecting their country by kneeling during the national anthem, even MORE players started kneeling.
This was strictly to spite Trump. Most players have no clue why they’re kneeling, though. They’ll say it’s to bring awareness to social injustice, racism, and police brutality, but simple facts will dispell all that BS in seconds flat.
There were rumblings that the league was going to change their rules, requiring players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even said that any of his players who kneel will be benched.
Now, the NFL has made their decision in a statement released by the Players Union.
There will be no rule change. Players can continue to kneel.
Meaning, TV ratings will continue to decline.
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) October 11, 2017
“Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith today and both he and player leadership will attend the League meetings next week. There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem. The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized. Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military, and we are coming together to deal with these issues in a civil and constructive way.”
If you’re completely DONE with the NFL after this latest deplorable move, let them know about it. Don’t watch games at home. Don’t spend money at the stadiums. Soon, they’ll get the message that we’re tired of seeing players disrespect this country. Let’s get 10,000 shares to show the NFL we’ve had enough!
H/T: Bleacher Report