Trump takes stand against National Football League kneelers

Oct 22, 2017, 01:01
Trump takes stand against National Football League kneelers

The owners chose to not force players to stand for the anthem, and Goodell was clearly displeased, but supported the decision.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that "everyone should stand for the national anthem" but will not change the League's policy to require players to stand, as the NBA does.

"We believe everyone should stand for the National Anthem", Goodell told reporters.

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It's been very clear on President Donald Trump's take on athletes kneeling during the national nnthem and on Thursday, he took another step to making sure everyone stands. Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning. The meeting between owners and players ended with no agreement on the thorny issue of protests during "The Star-Spangled Banner", which has bitterly divided the sport and fans of the game.

"It is important for us to honor our flag and our country, and this is what the supporters expect from us", he recalled, noting that the players who protest in this way " don't do it to disrespect the flag ". We're going to continue to encourage them to stand.

Donald Trump is continuing his attack on players who protest during the national anthem. The demonstrations began a year ago with former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been unable to find a new team after leaving the 49ers.

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The petition is just the latest move by Trump and his administration aimed at the National Football League protests.

Trump's remarks sparked a furious backlash amongst NFL players, team owners and league officials, with large-scale protests by players during the anthem in the weekend following the president's tirade.

"We're not afraid of the tough conversations", he said.

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No decision has been taken during this meeting on the thorny issue of the protests of the players during the national anthem, which divides the world of sports and american society the past several weeks. "That's what we're having with our players".