Trump UNLEASHES on NFL Head Roger Goodell for Allowing Players to Kneel

Trump UNLEASHES on NFL Head Roger Goodell for Allowing Players to Kneel

President Trump evidently had the same reaction I had to the NFL putting out there that they may keep their players in the locker room next season during the National Anthem if they keep protesting. A number of team owners evidently support that move. Trump thinks it is cowardly, just as I do, even though before 2009 they stayed in the locker room during the anthem. To retreat there now looks like giving up and not standing up to the radicals on your team is pathetic. You are letting racists dictate the actions of the NFL. Disgraceful.

Trump blasted the NFL for the move in a tweet today over their saying they were considering keeping players in the locker room next season. He says that’s “almost as bad as kneeling.” And it is. “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!,” Trump, who’s at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, posted on Twitter. “When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!” Exactly my thoughts on the subject.

This story was aired by the Washington Post today. In it, NFL owners were said to be considering reverting to previous policy and keeping players in the locker rooms during the playing of the National Anthem. “I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” ​the newspaper quoted a source as saying. The issue could be taken up at the league’s meeting in March. I think it’s craven not to address it right now and be done with it. Doesn’t anyone in the NFL have a set anymore?

Teams and even some owners have taken a knee or stood arm-in-arm after Trump in ​September said players should be fired for protesting during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Again, that is simply a disgrace. This isn’t about Trump. It’s about showing respect for the flag, our country, the National Anthem, police, military and first responders. President Trump said what all of us were thinking in his Alabama speech: “​Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired. He’s fired​!” And that ticked off black nationalists and Black Lives Matter supporters who doubled down on their tantrums.

Since then, the size of the protests have dwindled, but haven’t stopped. There are those still refusing to stand. In a game in Mexico City on Sunday, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch stood for the Mexican anthem but sat during the US anthem. There is simply no excuse for that. If he hates America so much and embraces Mexico, he should freaking move there. Trump slammed him on Twitter. “​Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect!​,” Trump wrote on Monday. “Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.​”​

Colin Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, started this insanity in taking a knee to support Black Lives Matter, black nationalism and protest about non-existent police brutality. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is the biggest coward of all. He tells the players they should stand, but won’t make them. And for that, he’s demanding a raise from $30 million a year to $50 million a year, with a private jet and healthcare for his family for life. He’s worthless. Trump is right on this. What a bunch of anti-American slugs.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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