The NFL is putting anthem protesters over fans with this rule change
For two seasons the NFL has struggled over a fairly simple question of what to do with the disrespectful anthem protesters.
Goodell could’ve nipped it in the bud by fining or suspending Colin Kaepernick, and it may never have become a story outside of the sports pages.
But now rumors are the league is poised to “solve” the problem in the worst way possible.
It’s hard to believe the NFL could devise a solution that’s almost worse than the problem of players disrespecting the flag, the military, and our national anthem week-in, and week-out.
But here’s the latest.
According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL may consider a rule change that requires players to stay in the locker room during the national anthem.
I continue to hear from knowledgeable people that the league plans to keep players in the locker room next season during the playing of the National Anthem. https://t.co/Cs3ZSqefsC
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) January 18, 2018
This just goes to show that the NFL would rather turn away fans than cross the anthem protesters
When the idea was first floated in the fall of 2017, Trump sounded off on Twitter saying, “That’s almost as bad as kneeling!”
The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2017
Sadly, the disrespect shown by these athletes emboldening radical anti-American activists.
In Baltimore, The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument, which commemorates the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, was vandalized with red paint and the words “racist anthem” were spray painted on the sidewalk.
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