Player protests have been the biggest story this NFL season by far.
With so many injuries, and trash ass play, the product itself is taking a dip but more eyes are on the league than ever since Colin Kaepernick started kneeling for the anthem and started the revolution.
Over the course of the past few weeks, more players have joined in but as soon as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones came through and diluted that message by kneeling before the anthem, then telling his own players they’d be benched if they take a knee weeks later, we can see what type of fuckery that is going on with ownership and the front offices.
Now new reports from ESPN claim that Trump has contacted commissioner Roger Goodell and mandated that all players be forced to stand for the National Anthem, or otherwise face consequences. Goodell sent a memo to the league saying
“Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”
While the message says that players “should” stand, it’s also been reported that they are working on a new policy where it will actually be required.
Players are not happy with this potential decision and free agent running back Reggie Bush had the most interesting take on it while commenting on a Baller Alert IG post.
Roger Goodell has never been popular with the players or fans and it’s for consistently not understanding things from their perspective. With so many other issues (like CONCUSSIONS) plaguing the league, he’s letting something like players not standing or linking arms during the anthem take precedent.
Of course Goodell is also being strong armed by the president and all of the owners who voted for his ass.
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
It will be interesting to see what the player reaction is going to be in Week 6 of the NFL season. Will players stand in fear of losing their jobs? Or will they kneel for what they know is right?