Protesting during the national anthem only showed how disrespectful the NFL players can be.
The NFL is suffering after the majority of Americans decided to boycott.
However, Roger Goodell decided to save the league.
CNBC reported: “The NFL will discuss in an upcoming meeting the nationwide dispute over whether players must stand during the National Anthem, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a copy of a memo obtained by CNBC. In the memo sent to NFL teams, Goodell said the league must ‘move past this controversy’ and that this has to be done in collaboration with its players.”
The first mistake was not stopping this madness immediately after it started. Goodell believes if this protesting continues, the whole NFL can be shut down.
As reported: “‘Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week’s League meeting,’ Goodell said in a Tuesday memo. While he said the plan would include continued dialogue and promoting the work of its players on key issues, Goodell didn’t provide further details on what that proposed plan would entail.
The NFL commissioner said that the league believes everyone should stand for the National Anthem. Goodell said the NFL also ‘care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues.’”
The biggest offense was shown towards the veterans, who risked their life for this country. Every team is a business, and if the employees don’t do what is asked of them, they can quit the job.
Unfortunately, Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins claimed that he would never show respect towards the national anthem. Fox News reported: “Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins said Monday he would defy a rule that would prohibit him from protesting during the national anthem, even if it meant he would not play.
‘I would still do it,’ Jenkins said. ‘I mean, I’ve been that committed to it because that decision is not mine. I made the decision a year ago that I was going to use my platform in a way to create positive change both on the field and off the field and having someone tell me I couldn’t do that simply because, you know, a president or your bottom line is getting ready to be affected, that wouldn’t deter me.’”
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— NBC Sports Philly (@NBCSPhilly) October 9, 2017
“‘I think we’ve made that very clear that what we are demonstrating about has nothing to do with the flag but everything to do with social injustice, racial inequality and the things that, you know, Jerry Jones and other owners who are making statements have yet to address,’ he said.”
According to Freedom Daily, President Trump was offended by their disrespect, so he started to work his way around the tax law, that would stop the tax breaks and can cost many teams over a billion dollars.
Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
The players should take an example of Colin Kaepernick, the player who started the protests and is still unemployed. Unemployment can happen to anybody. Apparently, the players underestimated the support of their fans. In the end, they only received boycotting and the NFL was hit hard in the pocket.
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