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Roger Goodell Says Kaepernick Should Be More Patriotic & Have Respect For Our Country
After the initial shock and outrage wore off, the tide began to turn in San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s favor. It was reported he now has the top selling jersey in the entire league after many fans burned his jersey when he decided to stay seated during the playing of the National Anthem 2 weeks ago.
Everyone, including players from other leagues have commented about Colin Kaepernick and it was just a matter of time before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked to give his thoughts on the situation.
On Wednesday, Goodell spoke with Barry Wilner of the Associated Press and had this to say:
“I don’t necessarily agree with what he is doing. I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we don’t live in a perfect society. … On the other hand, we believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL. I personally believe very strongly in that.”
“We have to choose respectful ways of doing that so that we can achieve the outcomes we ultimately want and do it with the values and ideals that make our country great,” said Goodell, whose late father, Charles, was a U.S. senator.
“I think it’s important to have respect for our country, for our flag, for the people who make our country better; for law enforcement; and for our military who are out fighting for our freedoms and our ideals.”
Once again, Kaep never stated he didn’t respect any of those things listed, but it is hilarious coming from a commissioner whose league brought in $5.4 million from the U.S. Defense department to honor the troops.