The NFL’s new national anthem policy creates three options for players: (1) stand for the anthem (and respect the flag, whatever that means); (2) stay in the locker room during the playing of the anthem; or (3) kneel during the anthem (or otherwise disrespect the flag, whatever that means), triggering league-imposed fines on the team and, possibly, team-imposed fines on the players.
For the Atlanta Falcons, it’s unknown what the players will do. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the players will decide on an approach, which will be adopted by all players.
That’s something we’ll get to, quarterback Matt Ryan said this week, via Ledbetter. I think the focus for everybody, to be frank with you, has been on the practices and the OTAs.
I would also like to thank the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals for the time I was granted with each organization. I am thankful for the relationships forged and the lessons learned while part of each team.
And the NFL is taking heat for its willingness to take heat from the White House.
SportsBusiness Daily has collected links to various columns calling out the NFL for saying nothing at all in the two days since the latest presidential assault on pro football happened. And it’s only going to get worse.
It’s only going to get worse because: (1) the President knows it’s a winning issue; and (2) the NFL continues to run scared, hopeful that ignoring the President will cause him to eventually go away.
But that response to bullying works only when the only thing the bully gains from bullying is knowledge that the bullying is provoking the desired reaction from the subject of the bullying. In this case, it doesn’t matter that the NFL is ignoring the President. What Cheap Football Jerseys From China matters is that the President’s base isn’t ignoring it, and that the media isn’t, either.
President Donald Trump’s attacks on National Football League Cheap Elite Jerseys players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality are welcomed by Republican voters but no one else, according to a poll released Thursday.