Trump Takes Aim at NFL Commish Goodell After League Statement

President Trump is taking aim at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over the NFL’s statement about the recent civil unrest in the country.

According to The Hill:

President Trump is taking aim at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, questioning whether his statement supporting athletes’ rights to peacefully protest means that the league would stand by players who choose to kneel during the national anthem.

The post served as Trump’s latest salvo in what has become a long-running and divisive debate over professional athletes choosing to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the demonstration in 2016, leading dozens of professional and amateur athletes to replicate it in the ensuing years.

Trump has repeatedly decried the protest, once suggesting that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the anthem.

But Goodell last week issued support for NFL players after a group of the league’s most prominent African American athletes released a video montage demanding that the league condemn racism and admit it was wrong for attempting to silence them before.

Trump has continuously refused to back down in the battle with the NFL and his recent statements seem to indicate he has no intentions to.

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David Rasch
David Rasch
7 months ago

If disrespect for our flag occurs before, during or after a game and no more football for me.

merryinfidel
merryinfidel
7 months ago
Reply to  David Rasch

David Rasch,
It’s already occurred, yet you’re STILL watching…

Jim Barrett
Jim Barrett
7 months ago
Reply to  David Rasch

I stopped watching my favorite sport when I saw jerry jones kneel with his players during the third game of the season 4 seasons ago. FTNFL

Nick beck
Nick beck
7 months ago

To h with the pandering monkeys

David MacKAY
David MacKAY
7 months ago

Roger Goodell has just comitted PC suicide.

WILLIAM FLYNN
7 months ago

WHAT do you expect from a bunch of little boys in men’s bodies who play games for a living because they’re not smart enough to get a real job and have a real career !! DO you really expect to have someone with a brain running the NFL ??

Jim Barrett
Jim Barrett
7 months ago
Reply to  WILLIAM FLYNN

you must be girly man because I am sure if you were athletic enough to play a game with a SUBSTANTIAL income for a living you would. In terms of their kneeling I think of them as traitors and stopped watching the nfl 4 years ago.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago

Roger Goodell is a weak kneed commissioner if he caves and allows athletes to kneel during the playing of the national anthem in order to bring attention to any problem. Respecting the flag and the national anthem is a tradition going back to the founding of our country and we can not and will not honor complaints from individuals who do not respect the flag and national anthem. Most Americans want what is best for the country and that is to treat everyone with dignity and respect. However, when you have football players disrespecting our flag and national Anthem, they are disrespecting all Americans. We know police brutality does exist, but it is not the systemic problem many seem to believe it is. Play ball!

Randy Lewis
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

I have yet to see any media present the actual statistics for black deaths by police. They tell the truth about all this black persecution bs!

Michael Cienfuegos
Michael Cienfuegos
7 months ago

I only watched a few games last year, I guess I won’t watch any this year. I’m tired of tehse overpaid and underworked athletes.

Gerry
Gerry
7 months ago

goodell is a gutless poor excuse for a man so save your breath Mr. President. Some of the players are already making noise that they “expect” every player to take a knee during the Anthem and gutless little weenie goodell is either okay with it or will do nothing to prevent it. And if Brees is any indication of the lack of guts throughout the league — the little sheep will fall in place. I have not watched a game since kaeperjerk-off started his hypocritical phony antics and it sounds like like I will never watch another game. I refuse to watch a bunch of overpaid anti-American dirtbags and if the other sports follow suit — I will watch NO sports and won’t lose a minute of sleep over it.

ABUTOM
7 months ago

COMMUNISM HAS INFILTRATED A ONCE GREAT SPORT. THE COMMUNISTS HAVE A SAYING WHEN WE WIN WE WIN AND WHEN WE LOSE WE WIN. TAKE THE KNEE FOR ONE WHO FELL THREE TIMES AND DIED FOR YOU AND ME. IF THEY CAN TAKE OVER THE BOY SCOUTS AND DESTROY IT. THEY CAN DO THE SAME TO AMERICAN SPORTS. ONE DAY SOMEONE WILL SAY THE WORD AMERICAN AND THE REPLY WILL BE WHAT’S THAT. THOSE WHO DIVIDE US WILL ENSLAVE US. DID YOU MISS D-DAY TOO?

Gerry
Gerry
7 months ago
Reply to  ABUTOM

Abutom — I wondered that myself. I did not see anything about D-Day mentioned anywhere. Maybe I missed it but we have become a very sad country when we forget why the world is not speaking German.

Dale Brown
7 months ago

Farmers and all blue collar workers busy they’re butts to make a living while they play a game for a fortune! See the problem? Money corrupts, period!

Uncle Dave
Uncle Dave
7 months ago

I’ve been a fan for over 40 years. No more. Constantly changing rules, too many penalties, endless replays and challenges, and now sanctioned disrespect for the flag and anthem. ALL LIVES MATTER. (Oops, now I’m a racist)

John White
John White
7 months ago

Gonna be interesting to see how they are going to fill those stadiums with Antifa, black lives matter , communist party USA and all the other destructive radicals. Maybe they can give them all free passes.

David Campbell
David Campbell
7 months ago

I stopped watching football when this all started with Colin Kirkpatrick. I didn’t do that because of a few useful idiot players, I did it because of the league’s reaction to it. They are still reacting the wrong way and I am still not watching.

ABUTOM
7 months ago

THINGS TO DO. USE ABORTION FUNDS AS ADOPTION FUNDS.
NO TAXES ANYWHERE OVER 40 HOURS A WEEK.
THE ONLY LOBBY SHOULD BE IN A TRUMP HOTEL.
HERE IS THE BIG ONE. A ONE YEAR DRAFT FOR EVERYBODY. GREAT BENEFITS. AUTOMATIC ONE YEAR JOB.
SCHOOL VOUCHERS
NPR AND PBS HAS TO BE 50% AMERICAN
ALL OBAMA HOLDOVERS MUST BE TRANSFERRED AWAY FROM DOING HARM.
PARDON THE FT. LEAVENWORTH TEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.
THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE CAN BEGIN WITH ,”IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER”
ALL DEMOCRATS HAVE TO WEAR PIRATE COSTUMES TO WORK.
DREW BREES HAS TO WEAR BALLERINA SHOES.

SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE ABUTOM

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