Yep, here we go again. Just like during the election year in 2016, we are headed for a Trump vs. NFL again in 2020 with elections coming up.
President Trump discussed Roger Goodell’s apology to NFL players while appearing on Fox News and he had nothing nice to say about him releasing an apology video where he said he was wrong for not listening to his players as much as he should have.
“We the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,” Goodell said. “We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.”
Trump was not happy about that.
“When the national anthem plays and our flag, the great American flag, is raised, you should not be kneeling,” Trump told Sean Hannity. “You should be standing, ideally with your hand on your heart or saluting. But they should not be kneeling. They can protest enough, and I saw the NFL get very weak. I saw — Drew Brees is a warrior, a great, great quarterback. A fan of his, I’m a fan of his. I saw him make this beautiful statement and the next day he retracted the statement. He talked about his father and his grandfather fighting in the war for our country, our flag and then the next day he retracted it. I just don’t get that. But you have to stand when the flag goes up. And I think they’ll lose a lot of fans and a lot of support in the NFL. That already happened before. I thought they learned their lesson. But I think it’s gonna happen again.
“And I was surprised at Roger, Roger Goodell, that he would have done what he did and made the statement that he made. Nobody was even asking for it.”