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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NFL Chief Goodell Flip-Flops: "We Believe Everyone Should Stand For The Anthem"

Update: Perhaps the most stunning aspect of all of this is the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has now issued a statement completely flip-flopping on his previous attack of the president's demands for players to stand during the national anthem.

Here is Goodell on 9/23:

"The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture... Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players."

And now today, via The Hill, Goodell decides that "everyone should stand for the national anthem."

Goodell said the controversy over NFL players kneeling in protest during the anthem “is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.”

“Like many of our fans we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us," Goodell added in his statement.

“We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues. The controversy over the anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players."



Anonymous said...

Yea , They Will start coming around, when they see , it is
COSTING THEM $$$$$$$$$$$$$ !!!!

Anonymous said...

money (or lack of it) talks, bs walks

Anonymous said...

to little to late

Anonymous said...

Well, I may read about in the paper if they stand or kneel this coming weekend. Oh, that's right, I quit the paper 15 years ago. Oh, well, I guess I'll find out through the rumor mill.

But if they all stand when it's not voluntary, does it really mean jack crap?

Baseball's on & so is NASCAR.

Anonymous said...

The only reason for the "flip flop" is money. The NFL ratings are dropping every week. When ratings go down so does sponsorship. NFL is sinking faster than the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

He only did a 180 because of the money that was lost because of their stupid players trying to push their personal and political views on the fans. When they should just be playing football which is what they are being paid to do.

Anonymous said...

Likely too late.... better enforce the rules immediately on those that broke them, fine them substantially,ban, suspend... prove it will NOT be tolerated ever again!! Hold them accountable OR We The People will hold ALL of you accountable.

Anonymous said...

I agree with our President no tax breaks for the NFL.

Anonymous said...

941, yes, lets use the tax code to punish those who don't practice their 1st amendment rights the way the federal government wishes them to. Thats some real "small government" freedom loving doctrine right there.

Anonymous said...

Every time the kneel they are oppressing the fans...They should be taxed and have the money go to offset ticket pricing as reparations for their race aggression.

lmclain said... goof.
Some liberal whining that misses the point, of course, in an effort to frame the argument in the light of someone's "rights".
The NFL should be tax-exempt?? You MUST be kidding.
Trump is saying what real Americans are thinking --- you arrogant and self-declared important people soaked us for BILLIONS of tax dollars to build the stadium and the field you kneel on and you want to take a highly respected moment and throw your agenda in everyone's face??
You'd be selling cars if it wasn't for tax payers.
But you want to disrespect them anyway????

It's NOT the philosophy behind the kneeling that insults Americans. It's the time and place they are choosing that pisses Americans off, especially the ones without arms and legs and eyes and testicles and faces. And their parents. And their friends. And their doctors. And their friends.
These stupid players (and yes, despite the college degrees, they are pretty stupid) and their stupid supporters have the stupid idea that there are millions of other stupid people that are very interested in their stupid timing and their stupid take on something other than the score.
Lastly, you liberal goof, I didn't hear much from you about the IRS punishing conservative groups for YEARS.
For practicing THEIR 1st Amendment rights. Your credibility is zero.
Keep cheering!

Obama Crooked Bastardo said...

Totally agree with Imclain, 10:16 is an idiot. Liberal Talking about 1st amendment, now that's hilarious. Why should these NFL "Oppressed Millionaires" have ANY Tax breaks? And what about the regular working folks, can they get a NFL tax break? And those serving in military in Iraq and Afghanistan, can they get NFL tax break too?

Anonymous said...

The NFL owners should fire his donkey (and save $40 million). Hire former Secy of State Condi Rice (who wants the job and would be outstanding). Get on the road to recovering their brand.